Gregg Theriault and his family are battling for Gregg's life after he was just diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer.
Over the past few months, Gregg's wife of 22 years, Diana, and their three children, Paul, Elizabeth, and John, all noticed that something with Gregg wasn't quite right, but they were unsure what that might be. Gregg had gone through a tough summer with the death of his beloved Mother-in-law and had recently got laid off from his job of almost thirty years. His family thought these traumatic events may have played a role in his changes, he had trouble recalling things. As a result, Gregg made an appointment with his primary care doctor in mid-October. The results prompted Gregg's doctor to schedule an MRI for Sunday, October 21st. Gregg and his family got a call first thing Monday morning from his doctor, telling him to go immediately to the emergency room at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. On Tuesday morning Gregg was told that he had a large brain tumor, which the Chief of Neurosurgery believed had all the signs of being malignant. On Thursday, October 25th, Gregg had brain surgery. After the four hour surgery, the family was informed that Gregg has Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer. We are told there is no cure for this type of cancer. This news is devastating to Diana, Paul, Elizabeth, and John and their extended family. The last few weeks seem like a nightmare to all of us, but unfortunately, it is our new reality.
We have been told that Gregg is terminally ill and he may live another 12-18 months if he continues with an aggressive course of treatment including chemotherapy, radiation, and perhaps additional surgeries.
Gregg has a great attitude and is extremely brave. If you know him, we're sure you would agree that he is a fantastic person, amazing father, and a loving husband.
Gregg's young children are smart and very close to their father, and our hearts break for them. Diana is the strongest person we know, but she's going to need an immense amount of help to get through this challenging time. She needs to support Gregg's needs and care for her three teenage children.
There are so many expenses that aren't covered by insurance such as insurance deductibles, home nursing care, and some trial programs and treatments. In addition, Gregg is now disabled and can't work.
Anything you can do to help Gregg and his family would be greatly appreciated. We encourage you to learn more about this extremely aggressive and deadly form of cancer.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to Gregg's story. We pray his story has a better ending than what we've been told.