Eight years ago, Tony was diagnosed with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Basically, he only has 1 cancer-tumor fighting gene, while most people have 2. Two weeks after the initial diagnosis, the doctors found the first brain tumor. With surgery the doctors were able to remove the tumor.
Since then Tony has had 2 more brain surgeries to remove tumors. With each, his ability to function has been reduced. With the last operation in March, Tony lost most of the use of the left side of his body.
Tony’s cancer has now progressed to glioblastoma, or grade 4 astocytoma, in his brain. Aggressive chemotherapy has slowed the spread of the cancer, but Tony likely only has a few months left with his family.
Tony and his wife Erica are the excellent parents of 6 children, with another due to join the family in March.
Through this site, you can donate to Tony’s family and find other ways to help, such as Halloween on Main Street Means Something.