Robert Brewer was a man who held many roles that he took pride in: loving husband, amazing father, caring grandfather, funny brother, cool uncle, and reliable friend. But there was another role he took on in August 2016 that required a tremendous amount of strength, courage, patience, and faith – a cancer fighter.
In August 2016, the doctor diagnosed Robert with Multiple Myeloma – a vicious cancer that attacks the plasma cells that are produced in your body and spreads at a rapid pace. After being transported to and from the hospital over the course of 7 days for 3 double-doses of radiation, he began chemotherapy the next month in September, which lasted until May 2017 the following year.
Thankfully, remission was possible. From June to August of 2017, he wasn’t undergoing chemotherapy treatments until September 2017. Making the decision to discontinue treatment altogether, months had gone by until he was ultimately placed in hospice care in May 2018.
There are several things that come to mind whenever we think about the kind of person he was. Above all, he was selfless and brave; a fighter whose attitude and efforts put forward through surgeries, hospital visits, treatments, and experiencing a slow death is both admirable and inspiring. The battle that he fought not only for himself, but for his family, is the ultimate sacrifice a person could make. If anyone knew him, they would comment on how he was always smiling, making them laugh, or lending a helping hand. His heart was made of gold. His personality was big, but his heart was even bigger.
In October 2018, Robert exchanged his pain and suffering for eternal bliss as he passed away peacefully with his family by his side. We have gained a guardian angel.
His legacy and the memory of his warm smile will never be forgotten. The love we have for Robert Brewer and the love he had for us will live on forever.
Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.
Please consider joining us to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.
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