Hear candid conversations between people conquering cancer – patients, their family and friends, and doctors and researchers working to help us all.
Brain Cancer Forces a Family to Face Difficult Emotions
Dave was at work the day he got the news no child wants to hear. His father was diagnosed with the worst type of brain cancer. His brother, Matt, called him from the hospital where their father was being seen by doctors and pleaded with him to get on a plane and come be with the family.
Work and financial commitments prevented Dave from coming right away, and Matt says it took him a while to get over that. When their father stopped eating, he was admitted to hospice and given a week and a half to live. Their father passed away just one year after he collapsed from a stroke that led to his cancer diagnosis.
The Wiemers’ father was a teacher for 20 years. The impact he had on the middle school kids he taught inspires Dave and Matt to help others. Matt and his family are passionate supporters of the Conquer Cancer Foundation, and Dave is a member of the staff, as well as a donor.
Matt and Dave talk with humor and candor about their father’s death and the impact it had on their relationship.