Christina Small passed away almost two years ago after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She left behind her two teenage children, Cody and Kendra and her husband Bryan.
In October, Bryan was dianosed with Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade III which is a form of brain cancer. He has undergone two brain surgeries and requires one more. He had a setback with a staph infection that is being treated and after that he will continue with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His doctors are hopeful and believe with treatment Bryan will beat this.
Bryan is a single dad and the only source of income in his family. He is a very hard worker and dedicated to taking care of his family so for him to not be able to work is very hard for him but of course through this all, he is most worried about his children.
Below is a post from Bryan.
Well the final Pathology report is in. I’ve known for a few days now and have decided to share the results with everyone else. I do in fact have brain cancer. I was initially frightened and sad for me and the kids but I’m over that now and trusting in God to get me thru all of this. I have secured a tight knit group of people to help me along the way. Treatment will consist of 6 weeks of Radiation and 2 weeks of a chemo cocktail that I can’t understand right now. I don’t fully grasp the diagnosis yet and I’m feeling overwhelmed with just writing this to share with others in the hopes that God will allow their gifts of compassion to be used because of this. As many of you know my wife Christina passed away from cancer on January 2, 2016. She was an open book. I am not! I tend to keep things to myself and not ask for much. However I am in need of positive thoughts and prayers at this time. Mostly for my two amazing kids. Who now face losing their dad just a few short years after witnessing their mom pass away too young from a crippling disease. My spirits are up and down these days. I’m on pain meds that cause me to nap most of the time except for my nightly walks to remain active and get me outta the house with my BFF. I will share more info as it becomes available but not going to post too much and certainly won’t be nearly as graphic as my wife was. I almost feel guilty about all that’s happening right now. As if somehow it is robbing her of what she went thru but I have been reminded of the fact that it’s not about those of us going thru this but the ones we leave behind. Our kids deserve to have parents raise them and be proud of them as they grow into adulthood. I too may miss out on that. Forgive me for going on and on but there is so much I wanna say but it feels like I’m rambling on and on. Lol. My diagnosis is as follows: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade III if you’re so inclined as to look it up. Please pray for my kids. They will need them. I’ll remain in touch. Thank you!
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