Robert Zeien

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Many know Robert as a talented guitar player with the Stoney Mountain Ramblers, or as playing a critical role in the security of 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 devoted to his wife Kelly.  He loves 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.  Almost overnight, he lost energy and suffered some other troubling symptoms.  We learned through tests that there are tumors impacting his liver bile ducts which has created digestive difficulties, anemia, and jaundice.  The first step was to try to open up the bile ducts with a series of endoscopies.  In late March Robert started chemotherapy in an effort to shrink the tumors with the aim of restoring digestive function.

Lately, it seems like it's a day to day thing, whether Robert has energy, or feels good.  Truthfully, the hardest part right now is the waiting... We are waiting to learn how the chemo is affecting the tumors, and determining what's next.

We've communicated with friends and family about what's going on, but hope that through Caring Bridge we can easily keep you informed, and enable you to share this information with others as well.  Thanks for your understanding of the challenges we're going through, and patience for giving updates here.

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