Spencer Whitney, who is currently on the Board of Directors for the Automotive Recycling Industry of Nebraska, recently found out that he had a baseball sized tumor in his brain that was found to be cancerous. He had surgery on July 7th where they were only able to remove about 50-60% of the tumor. Spencer was diagnosed as having an Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3 tumor. Unfortunately this has a higher chance of recurrence so treatment is crucial.
It was determined that the best course of treatment is to do radiation and chemotherapy at the same time. He will begin treatment on August 10th and will continue for 7 weeks, doing radiation 5 days a week. Spencer has been unable to work since June 26th and at this point it is still undetermined as to when he will be able to return. Please help us support Spencer, April, their son Nolan and their daughter Drew through this difficult time so that they can focus on his health and worry less about their finances.
The Automotive Recycling Industry of Nebraska thanks you for any support and prayers that you give to the Whitney family.
“Since this does have a higher chance of recurrence we want to make sure that we are making the best choices for Spencer to have as little damage to his brain as possible and be able to live life to the fullest. Spencer seems to be remembering more each day. I know that he still has a long way to go but he has smiled, laughed, and has been ornery so we are moving in the right direction. His biggest complaint is that food just doesn't taste the same.” -April Whitney