This is Cally blogging on behalf of Karen and
Brian. They will be using this site to keep everyone updated about
their current journey. Every now and then, I will post for them,
Let Me Catch You Up to Speed
may have heard, Brian found a tumor under his arm and was concerned
about how quickly it had grown. The tumor was biopsied and found to be a
sarcoma, which is a form of cancer. As of right now, they have not
found out what kind of sarcoma it is. To find out more about sarcomas,
watch this video by click this link: What's New in Sarcoma Treatment
After additional scans, they found bilateral masses on his adrenal glands, as well.
So What is Next?
has appointments on Thursday and Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. They are hoping to be given
some direction and find out more about the cancer and treatment plans
(and eventually find out what kind of sarcoma it is). MSKCC is one of
the top cancer centers in the nation. The family is confident that he is
in the best hands.
What Can You Do?
normal. With all the craziness of appointments, uncertainty, and
planning, Brian is pretty sick of talking about it all. If you have
questions or want to help, the best thing to do is talk to Karen or
myself. Continue to talk to Brian like you normally do. Make fun of
him. Complain about traffic. Ask about the Redskins. Call him bald.
on the other hand, is okay with talking about the situation, and loves
getting texts from everyone :) Feel free to contact her with words of
encouragement, questions, and thoughts.
have asked how they can help. As of right now, the best way is prayer
and encouragement and being normal. Once they find out more, there will
be updates about specific needs. This whole situation is creating
quite an emotional, logistics, and financial burden on their family. I
know we are all wanting to help, and Karen and Brian really appreciate
the kindness of the community around them. That being said, we are in a
holding pattern for now, so stay tuned.
Brian are so thankful for the community around them. They are
blown away by the kindness and support they have already received.