SAVE THE DATE!! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 2016 THERE WILL BE A BENEFIT & FRIENDSHIP NIGHT FOR GLENN “GSP” PRESTON (BFD LT ENGINE 39). 7PM-MIDNIGHT AT FLORIAN HALL, 55 HALLET STREET DORCHESTER, MA
As many of you know my brother and fellow Boston fireman, Glenn Preston was recently diagnosed with and is currently battling occupational related cancer.
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and with a tumor on his chest. He is currently going through an aggressive multi-week chemotherapy treatment plan at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Hospital. That forces Glenn to be admitted a week at a time while he receives his chemotherapy treatments 24/7.
Glenn is progressing with his treatments, but the intensive rounds of chemotherapy are understandably taking their toll.
Glenn has been through hell. My brother received his cancer diagnosis mere months following being cleared to return work/the firehouse after a devastating spinal injury from a severe fire in Dorchester resulting in spinal fusion surgery that almost ended his career as a Boston firefighter. Glenn is a fighter and fought back to return to the job and City he loves. Now once again he is in the flight of his life.
Anyone that knows Glenn knows that he is an extremely a proud, devoted and dedicated husband and the father of four young children (ranging from 1 year to 9 years old.) Glenn, Sonneva, and the kids have been through allot these recent months and years. While we are optimistic about Glenn’s prognosis and the progress that has been made he certainly is not out of the woods yet.
On Friday, December 2nd there will night friendship and benefit night at Florian Hall from 7pm-Midnight. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased in advance, at the door or online
There will be food, music, raffles and hopefully Glenn will be able to attend so please come to give him your best and well wishes.
On behalf of Glenn and our family, I wanted to thank everyone for their continuing support and prayers. We are forever grateful.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you again!
Ladder 14, Group 1