As many of you know, and some are just finding out, Michael was diagnosed on 12/14/16 with a brain tumor, and admitted to Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY which is where his doctors are located. After further testing, a spot on his lung and on his kidney were found. A needle biopsy done on 12/16/16 determined that the lung was the primary cancer and that it had metastasized to the brain. Radiation treatments to the brain began on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He has received 15 treatments. The radiation treatments will be followed by intervenous checkpoint inhibitor treatments for lung. We would appreciate that you respect our privacy by NOT posting Michael's condition on FACEBOOK. 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.