Help Gary McClenan in his fight against multiple myeloma
Organized by: Gary McClenan
Gary McClenan is my husband. He has been fighting cancer since 2004. He initially was diagnosed with clear cell mucoepidermoid carcinoma, which is a rare type of cancer. The doctors at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas removed his hard palate, a major portion of his soft palate, right maxillary bone and both lower sinuses. The radiation treatment injured his right eye and he has lost a large portion of the hearing in his right ear. Two years ago he underwent a reconstruction surgery that lasted approximately 18 1/2 hours where they removed the femur in his right leg and reconstructed the maxillary bone, took muscle and tissue from the right leg and made a flap in his mouth. They did a skin graft to the right leg which necrotized and he had to wear a wound vac for approximately 3 -4 months. The doctors are now trying to do implants so he can have some teeth to eat. Just this past week he was diagnosed with metatastic multiple myeloma. He can hardly walk and is in constant pain. We are supposed to see the appropriate doctors while we are in Houston, TX this next week. We are very underinsured and are living on a very limited income.