Robert Zeien

First post: Dec 17, 2017 Latest post: Mar 25, 2018

Welcome to Robert's Caring Bridge website.  We are using it to keep family and friends updated.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.  Thank you for visiting.

Many know Robert as a talented guitar player with the Stoney Mountain Ramblers, or as playing a critical role in the cyber-security of Stanford School of Medicine's and Stanford University's computer networks and data.  He is first and foremost a deeply loving family man, highly involved in Grace and Elliot’s lives, and ardently  devoted to his wife Kelly.  He enjoys music, gardening, great beer, sports (especially baseball), friends and family.  

In March 2017 we learned Robert had advanced colon cancer, which had metastasized to his liver and disrupted its function.  He started chemotherapy at that time.  As of October 2017 he had had about 13 rounds of chemo, which was successful in shrinking the tumors and restoring his digestion and other liver functions.  He has had a series of endoscopies, which also help keep his bile duct open and resolved a recent serious infection.  A seizure in mid-November led to  tests which revealed a couple of brain tumors.  These are being kept at bay with a 10-treatment series of whole-brain radiation which will be completed in early December.

Now as much as ever, Robert is enjoying playing with his band and re-connecting with friends old and new.  We are combining an Open House / Potluck with band jams at our place (168 Oak Court, Menlo Park) on 5pm to 10pm +/-Sundays Dec 3, Dec 10, and Dec 17.  We're planning on traveling to Tucson AZ for Christmas, and to resume the Open House / Potlucks / Band Jams in January.   Please be sure to come by!  But don't think you're limited just to these gatherings -- we'd love to see you  any time!

We hope that through Caring Bridge we can more easily keep you informed, and enable you to share this information with others as well.   We wish you a warm and meaningful holiday season, and the best in 2018!

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