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Stanley T. McCormick

November 4, 1965 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 52)
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Stan passed away after a 25 year battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his parents Jerry and Patricia, twin brother Steve, sister Leslie and brother Matt.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 23 at Becker Ritter Funeral Home from 2:00PM until the Memorial Service at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association would be appreciated.


Live for Each Day 

"Having been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I read with interest two articles (“Quality of Life” and “Chemotherapy Changing”) in the May 11 paper. Chemotherapy was recommended even though the doctors stated it would only prolong my life a few weeks. They did stress that my quality of life would be increased by chemotherapy.

I participate in a clinical study involving quality of life as well as having the chemotherapy. Radiation therapy has concluded.

I cannot stress enough what these two articles focused on, and that is to continue living. Even though I am expected to die the middle of next year, at 28 years old, I live each day to its fullest. Friends and family have stated, “you’re handling your situation so well” or something similar. I feel despite everything that has happened to me, I cannot stop living. Through the support of family, friends, co-workers, and other patients with brain tumors, I am living well. And while I may stop living in the near future, that cannot stop me from living now.

Thank you for two articles which show that patients who are terminally ill can have a quality of life."

Stanley T. McCormick

May 1993

Donations may be made to:

American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago IL 60631-3225
Tel: 1-773-577-8750

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