WED. NIGHT, April 12th @ 6:30 PM, HOG Honors Javier Nanez & Ken McGuire

07 Mar 2017

2017-04

WED. NIGHT, April 12th @ 6:30 PM, HOG Honors Javier Nanez & Ken McGuire
Javier Nanez: In October, 2016 Javier made an appointment with his general practitioner because he’d had bleeding of the gums and several bruises on his body that were refusing to heal. One particular bruise on his shin not only refused to heal, it appeared to be getting worse. In what seemed like a whirlwind of a day, Javier went from visiting his general practitioner to being admitted to Northside’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit under the suspicion of Leukemia. -------------------- Kenneth L. McGuire: On the morning of December 9th of last year, Ken was stopping by his parent’s house to pick up his dogs when he had an observed seizure (his first ever). The Gwinnett County Fire Department responded and transported him to Eastside Medical Center in Snellville. CT scans and an MRI revealed an abnormal area in the left frontal lobe of his brain. A friend and fellow firefighter put him in contact with a respected local Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jim Robinson. After consulting with Dr. Robinson and going through numerous additional tests at Piedmont Hospital, Dr. Robinson believed that the abnormality was an Astrocytoma and would need to be removed via Craniotomy. read more