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Help, Hope, and Livers

In 2018 Glenn was unexpectedly diagnosed with liver cancer. Shortly after, Glenn began treatment, receiving a targeted radiation which helped to shrink the tumor but did not eradicate it completely. Over the past two years Glenn has been diligently attending appointments and countless tests; all while continuing to work, care for his chickens and his home, and tackling the other challenges life presented. If you know him, you know his positive outlook, enthusiasm, and independence are forces to be reckoned with, and he is not one to ask for help without good reason. At this point, the recommendation of Glenn’s medical team is a liver transplant to give him the best chance of a healthy and fully functional life for many years to come. He has been accepted into the transplant program at OHSU, and has completed nearly every requirement, of which there were so many! The final hurdle to help Glenn get a new liver is for him to have adequate funding to ensure that he can pay for medications and medical bills. The medications alone are very expensive, even after insurance, but they are imperative to a successful transplantation and Glenn will be unable to work while he heals. Without adequate funding, this transplant is not possible.

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January 20, 2021

Hi everyone, this is Maya, Glenn's daughter. If you haven't already heard Glenn got a new liver on December 31st! The whirl wind got a little windier as he got super short notice that there was a liver for him on the night of December 30th. By the next morning he was out of surgery and starting his recovery. Happy New Year indeed! His team was so impressed with his recovery that they sent him home six days after his transplant. He stayed with me for the first week and now he is spending the rest of his lengthy recovery at a good friends house in Portland. He is still making great progress, but as he has said "Liver transplants are not for sissies!". The recovery is not quick and major abdominal surgery is definitely painful. With the support of his friends, my Mom, myself, and his team at OHSU everything is going as smoothly as possible. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated or sent well wishes, this would not have been possible without all of you are we are forever grateful! - Maya

December 7, 2020

Well after a couple days spent at OHSU waiting for a transplant, my team decided that the liver was not acceptable. I am beyond grateful to everyone at OHSU for taking such good care of me and looking out for my best interests. Big Ups! Now it's back to keeping my bags packed and being ready to go at a moments notice. My heart is filled to overflowing with Love and Gratitude to everyone for their Love and support on this journey. Thank you does not even come close to expressing my gratitude. Much Love and Gratitude to each and every one of you. I am a most fortunate fellow to have such amazing friends and contributors. Bless Up!

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December 2, 2020

Best wishes!

Jennifer Travers

December 1, 2020

Much love to you all ❤️

Ann Watterson

December 1, 2020

Big love to you, Glenn!

Oksana Van Sisseren