Too Young for Brain Cancer

by Steve Ray on December 17, 2008

screen-capture-11A good friend of mine and the producer for Al Kresta’s Catholic radio show on Ave Maria Radio has brain cancer. He is working with my son-in-law Ben to start a young men’s group to help each other live godly Catholic lives and to be good husbands and fathers.

The long and short of it is that Nick is only 29. He has had brain surgery and chemo a while ago but his brain tumor has begun to dangerously grow again.

He had a seizure while driving his wife and 2 year old daughter over Thanksgiving and totaled the car. He will be undergoing more chemo and radiation shortly.

On top of the serious medical circumstances they now face financial burdens with co-pays and co-insurance. Nick has sacrificed a lot of worldly goods and prestige to work for Catholic radio and spread Christ’s gospel message. He has worked for Al Kresta and Ave Maria Radio for many years and as you might guess, Catholic radio is not the place to get rich.

Please consider giving something this holiday season to our friends who are now suffering with Christ in ways that few of us will experience. I just logged on to PayPal and donated some myself. He needs our help. Click here to learn more and to donate on PayPal:  (

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Leslie Klinger December 18, 2008 at 8:29 AM

Is there any way to donate or help without having to go through PayPal…I had some problems with them years ago and I am not permanently banned from using their services…I think…

STEVE RAY HERE: You could always send a check to him directly where he works at Ave Maria Radio. Make the check out to Nick Thomms, c/o Ave Maria Radio, PO Box 504, Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0506.

Leslie Klinger December 19, 2008 at 5:44 AM

Thank you, Steve! Merry Christmas and God Bless YOU!

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