Bridge City Resident has Rare Tumor
A rare brain tumor was recently removed from Guy A. Whitford
of Bridge City. The 27 year old man had only the 51st recorded
instance of this type tumor according to records at the M. D. Anderson Cancer
Institute in Houston.
The recovery period has been long and expensive. After the
surgery on March 7 at St. Luke’s Hospital there were five months of
chemotherapy at M. D. Anderson.
There are still 16 months of chemotherapy in Whitford’s
At this point all of the post-operative tests have been
Whitford’s family has been able to offset some of the costs
with a recently conducted raffle.
Tickets were sold with the winner of the raffle being able
to choose between a fresh water rod and reel combo, a salt water rod and reel
combo, or a $500 gift card.
The drawing was held at the Bridge City Fire Department on
August 15. The winning ticket was drawn by Lieutenant Dean Sasser, an Engineer
with the BCFD.
The raffle winner, Amber Warwick, donated the prize to
Anyone wishing to make a donation to help offset medical
costs may do so by sending the donation to the 5 Point Credit Union. The
account number is: 70451.
Guy A. Whitford, wife Melissa and daughter McKenzie and the
rest of the Whitford family wish to thank everyone for their support and
prayers through this difficult time.