Craig and his wife Staci—high-school sweethearts—have worked together to create a life full of love and laughter. As an active father of four, Craig can be found cheering on his kids on the pool deck, soccer fields and basketball courts. He's an avid competitor, still completing races and triathlons.
Craig is a cardiologist at Spectrum Health. He completed his undergrad at MSU and continued on to U of M for medical school and his cardiology fellowship.
On October 29th, 2015, Craig experienced brief episodes of aphasia that led to the discovery of a brain tumor. He had surgery at the University of Michigan on November 5th, 2015. He then received standard radiation therapy with Temodar chemotherapy. Craig also enrolled in a clinical trial at Northwestern University and he receives pembrolizumab (an immunotherapy medication) every three weeks as part of his treatment. He finished his Temodar therapy 12/2016 and he continues on maintenance pembrolizumab. Fortunately, his scans have overall remained stable with no obvious progression other than what appears to be treatment related changes.
Amazingly, over the course of his treatment and since his diagnosis, Craig has remained very active. He continues to work part time and enjoys swimming, running and spending time with his family.
He continues to be an inspiration to his family and friends with his focus on living his fullest, best life under extraordinary circumstances.
You can read more about his life with GBM by following his blog which can be found at www.imwithcraig.com