In Memory of Jerry Barberio
My amazing man
Jerry was 56 years
old when diagnosed in May 2003 with GBM IV. We got caught with all this
while in South Florida, our old address for 23 years, while planning a
memorial Mass for my Mother who just died. He had a seizure while
driving and I got him to the hospital in time. He had a complete
resection, Gliadel wafer, and 6 weeks of radiation.
On the way
back home to East Tennessee, we had an appointment with Dr. Henry
Friedman at Duke. They filled him with various chemos, CCNU, CPT-11,
Temodar, then Tamoxofin, and he just keeps ticking. His MRI’s are all
clean, so much so, that it shows just a black hole, all necrosis has
dissolved and disappeared! He loves life so much, he asks me every week
to give him a honey do list to keep him busy! Can you imagine? He still
jogs, even through radiation and chemo, it keeps him energized. He is so
faithfilled about living his life with the Lord and with the hope Duke
U. gives him, he’s always happy and upbeat, even with some deficits of
memory loss, etc. He doesn’t let it get him down. Everyone who meets him
is filled with inspiration.
Pat Barberio, wife of Jerry Barberio, age 59.