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The family and friends of Barry Williamson are uniting to raise money to help him battle Brain Cancer. Please show your support today.

BELIEVE FOR BARRY! An amazing man who has always put others first, needs your help.

May 6, 2010 is the day our lives took a dramatic turn. The love of my life, my husband Barry, collapsed at work and was rushed to a neighboring hospital. As our son, Brant and I stood by his side in the Emergency Room, we were given the news that Barry had a golf ball sized tumor in his right temporal lobe. Within minutes of hearing this devastating news, as Barry lay in the Emergency Room, the tumor ruptured, causing a serious condition to turn critical. Barry began to lose all movement on the left side of his body. He was immediatly scheduled for an emergency craniotomy. The surgery lasted for four and a half hours that evening, into the early hours of the following morning. Days later, it was confirmed that Barry had Glioblastoma Multiforme, Stage IV. This is the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

Barry has completed seven weeks of concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. He has regained all of the movement in his left side. He is now on a monthly 5-day cycle of chemotherapy and part of a clinical trial for Avastin. The costs for Barry's monthly medications exceed $800 after our insurance has paid its part. He has lost his left peripheral vision as a result of complications during his surgery. This, along with the quick onset of seizures, has left Barry unable to drive. His wife, Kari, provides his day to day care and is unable to work outside of the home. Social Securtiy Disability and the minimal long term disability payments that Barry receives on a monthly basis are not enough to cover the family costs of living and medical expenses.

It has been explained to us that there is no cure for Brain Cancer; however, we - Barry's Bunch of Believers - believe that with faith and continued research, there will be a cure. Barry is an amazing man that has always looked out for others. Now he needs our help.

November 6th 2010 Barry proudly lead a team of family and friends in the National Brain Tumor Association DFW 5K Walk We are all inspired by his strength, his determination and his drive to fight this disease and WIN! Just two week prior to the walk, Barry was in the hospital for four days after suffering through several seizures. Support Barry by giving from your heart.

To follow us in this continuing journey, visit http://www.gotbarry.blogspot.com
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