Ken Quinlan | CaringBridge

Ken Quinlan Team Fruit Loops

First post: 1/19/2016 Latest post: 2/7/2016
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      Ken was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a fast growing brain cancer, the day after Thanksgiving in 2013. He then had surgery to remove the bulk of the tumor, followed by lots of radiation and chemo.  He has been on a regimen of intravenus chemo every two weeks for over a year, along with a chemo pill everyday.  He tolerated this well, with only minor side effects, but in the past few weeks he started to decline rapidly, both physically and mentally.  The doctors believe this is most likely a result of more cancerous growth plus the side effects of chemo and radiation.  We made a descision to take him off of chemo and make life as comfortable as possible. Though sad, we are all laughing and smiling throughout the day, including Ken. Thank you for joining Team Fruitloops, and stay tuned for updates about Ken and the family. 
The Orgin of "Team Fruitloops"
      The day of Ken's surgery, the surgeons put green markers on his head before his MRI, they helped the surgeons make a map of his brain and they looked exactly like fruitloops. To brighten the mood, his three grandchildren bought a box of fruitloops, and glued the green ones in the direct spots that Ken had his on. They walked into the hospital with their fruitloops on their head while a dance performance was happening in the lobby! They turned bright red as they hesitated walking through the doors and thinking about the best way to not be seen. It was worth it though, because he laughed at the sight of their fruitloop faces. Thus was born "Team Fruitloops!"
(written by Amber)

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