Mike Barker, husband to Libby, father to Eli, Briggs, and Calvin, tremendous church musician in the community, and friend to countless, learned in February that he is living with glioblastoma. This is a grade 4, aggressive brain tumor. Mike has an extraordinary medical team in Asheville tending his treatment and care, including the consideration of clinical trials. He will begin radiation and chemotherapy simultaneously in late February in Asheville.
While Mike has experienced motor and visual symptoms, he is feeling very good and strong going into his treatment. The Barker family (Mike and Libby, Eli, Briggs, and Calvin) hold deep love for one another and are prepared to love Mike and each other through this journey. Mike has a steep hill ahead, but he will join in love with many as he climbs.