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#192306 - 04/27/16 07:57 AM Re: 23 year old brother passed away :( [Re: ak123]
tamvonk Offline
"OCF Kiwi Down Under"
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 03/11/11
Posts: 995
Loc: New Zealand
Ashley, what a beautiful tribute to Brandon. This made me smile and this made me cry. What a gorgeous young man. He has left a loving legacy with his Family.
He would be wanting you to smile and keep living, to be enjoying life.
Thinking of you all,
Caregiver/advocate to Husband Kris age 59@ diagnosis
DX Dec '10 SCC BOT T4aN2bM0 HPV+ve.Cisplatin x3 35 IMRT.
PET 6/11 clear.
R) level 2-4 neck dissection 8/1/11 to remove residual node - necrotic with NED
Feb '12 Ca back.. 3/8/12 total glossectomy/laryngectomy/bilat neck dissection/partial pharyngectomy etc. clear margins. All nodes negative for disease. PEG in.
March 2017 - 5 years disease free. Woohoo!

#192309 - 04/28/16 04:28 AM Re: 23 year old brother passed away :( [Re: ak123]
Neicy Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 87
Loc: Louisville, KY
A beautiful video and tribute. Wishing you and your family the best. Denise
Biopsy tongue 3/24/15
Diagnosis SCC tongue/floor of mouth
Partial glossectomy, resection and right neck dissection done
05/01/2015-no further treatment indicated at this time,
monthly check ups for two years

#192311 - 04/28/16 03:20 PM Re: 23 year old brother passed away :( [Re: ak123]
travelottie Offline
Gold Member (200+ posts)

Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 204
Loc: NY state
What a beautiful brother and family - the warmth comes through in the video. This disease is bad enough for those of us who have lived most of our lives cancer free, but in the young, it is truly heartbreaking.

Thinking of you,
CG to husband, dx @ age 65, nonsmoker/social drinker. Dx 5/08 SCC Stage IV, BOT T1N2aM0. 33 IMRT - completed 9/12/08. Induction Chemo (Cisplatin, Taxotere & 5FU), plus concurrent Cisplatin.
1/09 PEG removed; 5/09 neg PET/CT; 5/10 PET/CT NED
Dental extraction & HBOT 2013; ORN 2014; Debridement/Tissue Transfer & HBOT 2016

#192398 - 05/21/16 02:44 AM Re: 23 year old brother passed away :( [Re: ak123]
Susan2992 Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Pennsylvania

Thank you for sharing that video with us. It made me cry and also made me smile seeing what a loving family you have.

I often think of you and Brandon. I know you and your family will never forget your little brother, but in time the painful memories will fade and will be replaced by all the happy and loving times you shared as a family.

SCC R-Lateral tongue, T1N0M0
Age 47 at Dx, non-smoker, casual drinker, HPV-
Surgery: June 2005
RT: Feb-Apr 2006
HBOT: 45 in 2008; 30 in 2013
Recurrence/Surgeries: Jan & Apr 2010
Biopsy 2/2011: Moderate dysplasia
Surgery 4/2011: Mild dysplasia
Dental issues: 2013-2017

#192643 - 06/28/16 02:46 AM Re: 23 year old brother passed away :( [Re: ak123]
Scaredwife Offline

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 18
My heart hurts so much for you. This horrible cancer has ruined so many lives and taken those we love. I'm so so saddened for you. The video you posted was amazing. I have to admit though, I couldn't watch the whole thing, it hurts too bad💔. I'm sure you feel so alone, but please know you're in my thoughts and prayers!!!! I feel so guilty- this year has been the worst of my life, but my husband is still fighting to be a survivor for a second time through this. Your brother is gone, and I thought my pain through all of this was bad... I'm so very sorry. I'm so sorry 😥. It's so not fair.
Wife of a stubborn survivor
Scared of the unknown

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