Chris McGlauchlen is 30 years old, with a wife, Lauren, and an 11 month old baby boy, Landon. He resides in Morgan County, Georgia, where he was raised and where he graduated from high school. He is a veteran Marine and served our country twice in Iraq. He serves as a volunteer firefighter for Morgan County and works for R and J Unlimited. He is also a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Madison.
Chris began to have trouble swallowing between Thanksgiving and Christmas of last year. When it worsened (unable to get enough food to go/stay down), he went to the VA Clinic, and eventually, to the VA Hospital in Augusta. Thus began a series of tests, scopes, and scans. In February, a tumor was discovered at the base of his esophagus. (The tumor was keeping food from going to his stomach.) He was then diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and that’s when their journey began.
Radiation began on February 27, and will continue for the next 28 days in hopes of shrinking the tumor. Chemo began on February 28, and treatments will be weekly for five weeks. At the end of these treatments, he will have more tests, scans, and scopes to see if the tumor has decreased in size. Doctors will then decide when to do the extensive and invasive surgery that will be needed to remove the tumor. Chris will be out of work for several months (possibly six or more) for recovery and treatment. We appreciate your support, prayers, and words of hope and encouragement during this time. We will continue with updates. Thank you for visiting our site.