Craig Keith

First post: Mar 7, 2020 Latest post: Nov 10, 2020
As many of you know, Craig was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor following a biopsy on February 5 at Virginia Hospital Center. Subsequently, he spent several weeks in the hospital’s rehab unit. Late in February we took him to see the impressive team of neuro and radiation oncologists at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, who prescribed a 3-week course of radiation together with chemotherapy. That treatment will begin on March 9 at Sibley Hospital in Washington, which is now owned by Johns Hopkins and staffed by Hopkins physicians.

A further complication to Craig’s situation is the Parkinson’s disease with which he was diagnosed in September 2019. Although his symptoms were quite mild at that time, his motor functions have worsened because of the tumor’s proximity to the Parkinson’s site in the brain. He now has many of the walking difficulties associated with later-stage PD. Fortunately, the doctors believe that, as the tumor shrinks, he will regain a good deal of his compromised function.

The other good news is that he retains all the wonderful qualities that make him adored by family and friends: his wit, his intelligence, and his endearing, loving nature. 

We are more grateful than we can say for the love and attention of our many friends. We enjoy every note and card and are sorry not to be able to respond to every text, email, and request for phone calls. We’ll do our best to update this site regularly, and we welcome your comments and, of course, your prayers. We need every one of them.

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