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THANK YOU from Larry and Silvia Lightner

Dear Family and Friends,

This is just a quick note, but it comes from our hearts.  We would like to extend our sincerest thanks for everyone’s participation in all the fundraisers to support Glenn’s search for a cure. Our wish would be to personally thank each and everyone involved; however as there are so many who have contributed in so many different ways, this would not be possible.  We would especially like to thank our family, and our neighbors The Hedworths, The Cavallones, The Macintyres, The Yaskulkas, The Rettas, and The Triants who have been instrumental in turning our hopes for alternative treatments into a reality.  They have also been a source of continued emotional support. We are also very grateful to Jason Koestenblatt from the Long Valley Patch and Bob Thomas from the Observer-Tribune for their instrumental parts in getting the message out to so many.

A cancer diagnosis is a very frightening experience, more so if the person being diagnosed is your precious child.  This diagnosis was a numbing and awful event, and from the beginning of this difficult journey, we tried to maintain hope Continue reading



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About Glenn’s Treatment in Germany

Silvia Lightner, Glenn’s Mom, sent us this link from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which “does a pretty good job at explaining the treatment Glenn is doing in Germany and the history of it.”

The article, “Fever, Pyrogens and Cancer” begins: Continue reading

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Observer-Tribune: Huge support for Long Valley teen (front page)

Observer-Tribune staff writer Bob Thomas delivered another front-page story to keep the community informed about Rally in the Valley and Glenn. He wrote:

Long Valley has responded to help cancer victim Glenn Lightner and his family far beyond the hope of early organizers, who set $107,000 as their goal.

As of Tuesday, May 8, $121,185 had been collected through a seemingly endless series of fundraisers and direct donations at the Cure for Glenn website.

 The additional monies will probably be needed…

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LV Patch: ‘Suspicicious Spot’ Removed from Teen’s Brain

“The surgery went well and Glenn is doing well”

Larry gave an update on Glenn’s condition to Jason Koestenblatt of the Long Valley Patch, recounting that Glenn came back to to the U.S. for a “small surgery” following the results of an MRI.

According to the Patch:

The journey through Belgium to receive alternative medicinal treatments for Glenn Lightner’s brain cancer took a quick detour through Memphis, Tennessee this week, but the Long Valley teen is heading back to Europe this Saturday.

Click here for the full story.

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