Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope during this time when it matters most. On August 28th, Pat was driving with Alyssa in the passenger seat, when he had a seizure while stopped at a stoplight. He refused to go to the ER that night due to the first day of school being the next day. After his first day of teaching at his new job, Alyssa brought Pat to the ER. There they heard the words no one wants to hear: “you have a large mass on the left side of your brain.” Two weeks later, Pat had surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery went as expected, and the surgeon was able to remove 90-95% of the tumor. They determined it is a stage 2 tumor. After Pat was transferred to the ICU after surgery, he had a grand mal seizure and needed to be intubated again. He initially did not speak after waking up from surgery. After spending 11 days in the hospital, Pat completed intensive speech, OT, and PT in an inpatient rehab setting for 12 days. Pat is now at home, and continues to work with speech therapy and occupational therapy 2x per week. He completed radiation at the end of December, and will being Chemotherapy on January 23. He will have 6 8-week cycles of chemo. It has been a long road but he is a fighter!