Brian's final expenses
Organized by: Jaime Thrasher-Snyder
January 22, 2017
My husband Brian has been battling a malignant brain tumor for almost five years. He was diagnosed November 4, 2011 with a grade 3 mixed glioma, just weeks after his 34th birthday. Following diagnosis and initial treatment, he received multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy due to recurrences. In June 2015, the tumor progressed, he lost the use of his right arm most of his right leg. He also developed severe aphasia. He still didn't give up! He went through 30 rounds of an angiogenesis inhibitor, a drug that slows the growth of new blood vessels to the tumor, another ten radiation treatments, and six rounds of chemotherapy. Now here we are, October 2016 and any further treatments will do more harm than good, it's time to let nature take it's course. This disease took his livelihood, he was a great fabricator and welder with a world of potential. He loved to work with his hands and build things. I couldn't have asked for a better husband and provider for myself and my children. While he's still able, I want to take him to the one place he's talked about going to more than anything, Alcatraz Island. Any donation, no matter how small will be greatly appreciated. If there should happen to be any leftover monies from this, it will be used towards his final expenses. And if you can't make a donation, please help by sharing! Thank you all in advance for helping me fulfill this trip for him!