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My Brother's Brain Cancer

Organized by: Sean Grant

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Sean's Photo

THE STORY:

In April of 2009 while visiting friends and family in Williamsburg, VA my  brother ( Marc Grant) suddenly fell violently to the floor while playing an air hockey game. He was having a “Grand Mal” seizure. He was rushed to the ER where a CT scan revealed that he had a brain tumor.

Living in Suffolk, Virginia at this time, yet being born in New York, an inexperienced doctor at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Dr.Chang confirmed the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor “Analplastic Oligodendroglioma” and gave him only a year or two to live. After the doctor received a tongue lashing from my brother’s wife, he briefly went back to work for a short period of time. He worked as a nuclear security specialist (Special Forces Type) for Dominion Nuclear Power, but because of his recurrent seizures they had to let him go. With the tumor being located in the high left front parietal region, it was completely inoperable and it took all of this time to get his seizures under control. Since then, he’s received surgery/ a craniotomy for a biopsy with Dr. Gluton at Sloan Kettering in New York in 2011. The biopsy confirmed the stages of grade 2 possible 3 glioma. Later around March/ April or 2012 he was given radiation and Chemotherapy treatments with Temodar back in Virginia. With a lot of love and prayer and through faith my brother is hanging tough. He has since lost the use of his right hand and struggles to walk, but is continuing treatments bi-weekly with avaston and temodar once again. He was briefly on a two month treatment with CCNU which only proved to be ineffective and toxic. As with all catastrophic illnesses, he’s struggling to make ends meet. The debt has mounted and the medical bills have overwhelmed him and his family. With his wife and teenage son in the house and my mother in a nursing home in Virginia Beach, he still makes an effort to help. They are in need of financial help to continue this battle. Please donate to help him fight against this thing called “Cancer”.

$5,303

 

53% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jenny Cabreja

    $25

  • Nurka y Ignacio Cabreja

    $100

  • Another former security person

    $50

  • Rosie

    $20

  • Ruth

    $100

  • Jack Gilliam

    $100

  • Mark Wilkow

    $118

  • Tita & Julio

    $50

  • Ward family

    $25

  • Robert J. De Sena

    $500

  • Your Council for Unity Sister Cathy Scotto

    $25

  • Nancy Beausejour

    $50

  • Joe Casino

    $250

  • Carlos Cabreja and family

    $100

  • Migdalia Resto

    $150

  • Hayley Wong

    $50

  • Andre Morton

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carla "Mushad"

     

  • Nelson A Grant

    $2,000

  • Odette

     

  • J E Parker-West

    $50

  • Larry V. Starke Jr.

    $20

  • Michelle White

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ruth Leivers

     

  • Romarkably Positive (Rochelle)

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Luisa Key (Virgilio's big sis)

    $50

  • Esther Leivers

    $100

  • Mia Sprung Treadwell

     

  • Anonymous

     

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Sean Grant

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Mia Sprung Treadwell

Mia Sprung Treadwell

2 years ago

Esther Leivers

Esther Leivers

DONATION: $100

Love you Marcð 2 years ago

Luisa Key (Virgilio's big sis)

Luisa Key (Virgilio's big sis)

DONATION: $50

Always in my heart - keep well 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Romarkably Positive (Rochelle)

Romarkably Positive (Rochelle)

2 years ago

Ruth Leivers

Ruth Leivers

Thinking of you! Xx 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Michelle White

Michelle White

2 years ago

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