Courtesy of Austin Nicole Miller, Special to the Carson Valley Times
GARDNERVILLE, Nev., December 1, 2014 — For Cindy and Scott Graham, life distilled into one day at a time starting Nov. 8, 2013.
That was the evening Cindy rushed her 43-year-old husband to urgent care because he couldn’t remember how he got to his Gardnerville Ranchos home from Olson Heating & Air Conditioning, where he’s worked for years.
A scan revealed a large mass in Scott’s left frontal lobe. He was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno where he had surgery four days later. The diagnosis was glioblastoma, an aggressive, rapidly growing brain tumor.
Earlier this mornth, an MRI revealed new tumor growth. With careful thought and the wonderful suggestions of his many
doctors Scott started a new chemotherapy Nov. 14th. This chemo is not a cure, nor is it expected to shrink the tumor. It is just going to keep Scott with his loved ones just a little longer. The doctors did give him a time line of 4 months to live if they are lucky. Cindy has made the very hard decision to work part time so she can spend as much time with her husband as possible as well as get him to and from the doctor when needed.
This family needs the community’s support through this difficult time. Every little bit will help.
A fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 13 at Jethro’s Bar & Grill in the Gardnerville Ranchos. A barbecue dinner, silent auction and raffle and music/karaoke night will be held. Tickets are $15 per person, available at Jethro’s or by calling Austin Miller at 775-230-9194. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Donations for raffle prizes and silent auction items are being sought.
For more information on the Graham family, or to donate to the fundraising efforts, visit http://www.gofundme.com/scottgraham.
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