Cal was a very special person. He was a loving husband to Barbara for over 41 years. . He was adored as a son, stepson, brother, uncle, cousin. He was a generous father to his two daughters, Amy and Rachel. Cal was a loyal friend to all. He was an animal lover and nurtured many dogs and cats. Cal loved to learn and studied music where he was a talented trumpet player. He worked as a medical technologist for over 40 years.
At age 65, Cal was seized with a brain tumor, a grade 4 glioblastoma. His surgery was successful where he then did 6 weeks of hyperbaric radiation. However, his oral chemotherapy became a problem when Cal developed a severe allergy to his chemotherapy drug. Working with his neuro-oncologists and allergists, he received treatments in and out of the hospital to try to get his body to accept the chemo drug. The treatments were not successful and the tumor returned a year later, this time inoperable. Cal passed a month later, just three days shy of his 67th birthday.
Cal's Crusaders was formed in 2014 for the inaugural Long Island Brain Tumor Walk to honor Cal's memory. This year we are joining forces with the National Brain Tumor Society by participating in the first ever Fall Challenge: Miles for Milestones in 2021. Please support our efforts by either registering to join our team or consider making a donation to one of our team member's fundraising efforts. While we continue to navigate living in a virtual space, we are reminded of the benefit it provides; YOU can support this year's event and take part in the program on October 17th from anywhere in the world! The National Brain Tumor Society is committed to conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all.
Thank you for your support of this critical mission! For more information on the National Brain Tumor Society, visit www.braintumor.org.