A wide spectrum of individuals and businesses have raised $85,000 for a charity to offset medical costs for a young Long Valley battling cancer.
“For the past five years, it seemed every time the phone rang it was bad news. This is the first time in five years that so many good things have happened in a row,” said Larry Lightner, whose son, Glenn, 13, is in the midst of experimental treatment to stave off his cancer.
Residents and businesses in Long Valley and surrounding areas have poured out their hearts and wallets to the Lightner family as his five year battle with cancer reaches a peak this weekend.
“As usual, the scale of what has happened in Long Valley has me at a loss for words,” said Mr. Lightner. “I never imagined anything like this could happen.”