Glen Slabaugh

First post: Oct 11, 2021 Latest post: Nov 5, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

On Tuesday October 5, 2021 Glen was diagnosed with cancer in his colon, liver and right lung. This diagnosis came after scans, blood work, ultra sounds and a colonoscopy. Although the news was shocking, Glen is very optimistic and knows God has plans for him. 

On Tuesday October 12, 2021 Glen will have a softball sized tumor removed from his colon. During the procedure the surgeon will take out his ascending colon which is where the main cancerous tumor is. This procedure is necessary to prevent the tumor from growing and fully blocking his colon, and will cut out the source of his cancer. During the surgery an oncologist will be there observing to get a better idea of just what Glen's cancer is looking like. This way Glen can choose the best plan of action going forward. The recovery time will vary between 10-20 days. Glen is very strong and we feel the recovery time will be shorter. 

Things to know / How you can help: 
- Prayer. Glen is incredibly blessed with friends and family with faith in God. We believe in power of prayer and the power of our God. Please be praying for Glen, Cheryl, the drs wisdom and our family. 
- Check here for updates on Glen. Please do not ask Glen, Cheryl or the family for medical updates. All information we have will be posted here as we have it. 
- Post well wishes here for Glen to read for encouragement. 
- Feel free to reach out to Glen and Cheryl for love and encouragement. Understand if they don't answer or can't get back to you immediately that there's a lot on their plates right now and they will get to you when they can. 
- There is no Meal Train or Go Fund Me created. 
- If you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to email or text James Slabaugh (Glen's son) at or 907-399-0000.