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Glen’s Story

Welcome to Glen's CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our friend. Glen has always been a "full moon" to all he knows. 

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write the Moon family a note in the guestbook.  Take a minute to write a note of encouragement, send a prayer or funny story or quip for and about Glen, Connie, Bailey, Jayde and Sawyer.

In September Glen was diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer. The treatment plan will be a combination of chemo and radiation for 6 weeks, then surgery.  After the surgery another round of  chemotherapy.   Glen will meet next week with his surgeon and radiologist. His doctor is part of Minnesota Oncology.  He will have  chemotherapy in Woodbury and radiation in Maplewood.  

Please  use this site to share stories, encouragement, prayers and funny quips for Glen, Connie, Bailey, Jayde, and Sawyer.

10 years ago Glen and I met coaching our boys in a successful soccer (if you can believe that) season. We have spent the last 10 years coaching together and against each other as well as watching the boys grow from little kids to mature young men. We have laughed and cheered together for the boys for many years. These days you can find us at Royal's football games standing to the right of the press box. Feel free to come and say hello. Just not while Sawyer is on the field.

When things like this happen the village circles around.  One way that I could help was to update this site for all of us that love the Moon family.

Kevin Schmalz


Latest Journal Update

Thanks to so many who remembered Glen

Hi everyone,
It has been a difficult couple of weeks.  I miss Glen most in the mornings. The girls and I have never been morning people.  Glen always was.  Even in the last few weeks and all the pain he was in, he was still pretty happy in the morning and wishing everyone a "good morning".

On February 1, 2013, a day after Glen's death, Greg Lynch, John Wallgren and many other dads and coaches hosted a tribute to Glen at half- time during a basketball game between the local high schools, Woodbury and East Ridge.  The tribute attended by so many community members, friends from near and afar and his work colleagues coming to show their support was unbelievable.

The Tribute meant so much to our family.  Early on in our marriage I learned about Glen's love for following local sports.  I won't say what my comments were back then but I learned to live with it.  I found something else to do on Friday football nights (until the last few years) and went with him and the kids sometimes to basketball games (indoor controlled temperatures).  Eventually, I began to haul the kids to practices, games, etc. and it was now part of my life too.  During the last few years, with only Sawyer playing ball, our life was so much more relaxed.  Glen had many extra hours to watch many other kids play sports.  After 20 years, I was pretty accustomed to this lifestyle and enjoyed watching too.  

I have attached the website to the You Tube video from Channel 9's coverage of the event and included the Woodbury Bulletin website address which had an article about the event in their Wednesday, February 6th edition.

Glen will still be watching!!!!

Thank you for the kind words, cards and support.  

Connie, Bailey, Jayde and Sawyer