Griffin Family Fund
Brian Griffin (no, not the dog from Family Guy) was set up for quite a memorable year - his beautiful son Zeke was born and his career as a local real estate agent was taking off. As life was moving along so wonderfully, it took a halt when he noticed climbing a flight of steps was difficult. Although he knew he wasn't the athlete he used to be and that he had been quite dedicated to perfecting his dad-bod, he still had a feeling something was up. This in addition to a rash on his leg prompted him go to Urgent Care. Less than 24 hours later, Brian and his wife, Danielle sat in the Emergency Room with daunting blood test results and an unknown diagnosis. The following day, Wednesday July 24, 2019, Brian was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a rare blood cancer. He celebrated his 31st birthday at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania undergoing various tests and blood work.
To know “Griff” is to love him. Growing up in Delaware County, Griff began making lifelong friends while at St. Denis and Archbishop John Carroll High School. After high school, he attended East Stroudsburg University and joined the United States Marine Corps. 2011 was another big year for Griff, as he graduated from ESU and met his future wife, Danielle. After 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserves, Griff retired as a Sergeant. He gained another important title as husband in 2016, marrying Danielle at a castle in Switzerland. Still a Delaware County resident, Griff is a devoted husband to Danielle, loving father to Zeke and dog-dad to Tito, beloved friend, and avid Philly sports fan. Despite wearing these many hats, Griff is still the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back.
While doctors are optimistic about Griff’s course, the road to remission for patients with ALL is long and debilitating. Griff’s treatment will begin with chemotherapy that will keep him in the hospital for at least several weeks and will put him out of work for the foreseeable future. The purpose of this benefit is to offload the financial burden a diagnosis like this creates and to allow the Griffins to focus on health and family. Each and every donation is a pledge to help Griff kick cancer’s ass.
The Griffin Family is so overwhelmed by the love and support they have already received during this most trying time and would like to thank everyone who has reached out with kind words and acts of love.
Stay tuned for future fundraising event info!!