Oct 18, 2020 Latest post:
12 hours ago
Thank you for visiting this site and for your support of Ken and his family. We have started this page to easily and widely share updates on his condition and family needs for support. We also hope that this page acts as a chance for his friends and family to connect with each other and share thoughts that others may find interesting as well. To be clear, we are in no way seeking donations or financial contributions of any sort. Please continue to reach out to and be patient with us in responding as we try to navigate this process that is so overwhelming. We are lifted by your messages and support and ask that you please keep it coming!
The need for this page results from the fact that Ken has been diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer, which means the cancer has spread throughout his body. Symptoms began in late August 2020, and Ken is currently spending much of his time consulting with medical teams at multiple institutions to determine treatment options to prolong his life. Simultaneously, he is working with multiple providers to help address his physical pain, nutrition, and other physical factors that also impact his mental health and quality of life. Ken is fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends in Chestertown who have stepped up to offer help, and he and the family appreciate the long distance support they’ve received as well.
As for immediate family, Ken and wife Bronwyn still reside in the Fry family home in Chestertown, Maryland, that looks out across the Chesapeake Bay—a place that is very dear to Ken. Daughter Hannah and her children Clara (6) and Frederick (3) moved from Washington, D.C., to live next door in Ken and Bronwyn’s original home (the Barn) at the start of the pandemic, and Hannah’s husband Curt spends most weekends in Chestertown. Hannah now works remotely for Montgomery County Government and the children are enrolled in Kent School in Chestertown. When Curt is not in Chestertown, he is in D.C. working as a surgeon at Georgetown Hospital, and he has been an invaluable resource in moving Ken’s diagnosis and care forward as quickly as possible. Ken’s son Dylan lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and works as a veterinary neurologist/neurosurgeon. His long hours at work and heightened COVID-19 restrictions to protect Ken don’t allow much flexibility in Dylan being in Chestertown frequently, but the family also appreciates support extended to him as he is unable to be with Ken in person as much as he’d like to be.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered on this site, please reach out to Hannah at Hannah.Henn@gmail.com (mailto:Hannah.Henn@gmail.com), or 917-971-2925. Ken has appreciated receiving cards and letters, so we ask that you please keep sending mail for him to 10650 Cliff Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.