Jason’s Story

Jason Cornell is an electrician who has been a member of the I.B.E.W. since 2001. Jason and his wife Jaclyn have been married for almost six years and have three young boys: Noah, Caleb, and Liam. Jason has also been living with Multiple Sclerosis for the past 9 years.

Jason underwent a craniotomy to remove a recurrent brain tumor on March 23, 2012. The first tumor was removed in October 2007 and was classified as a grade II (benign) tumor. The new pathology report shows the tumor they performed a resection on is a grade IV (malignant) tumor. Jason has been diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme (also called Glioblastoma Astrocytoma or GBM) tumor. Although this cancer is considered incurable at this time, they are able to treat his disease with radiation and chemotherapy.

Jason will start chemotherapy and radiation on April 16th for 6 weeks. He will have a month off to rest and then restart chemotherapy for 6 months to a year. Frequent MRI’s will monitor his progress every 2-3 months. His treatment options will depend on how well his body is responding to the chemo/radiation and may change depending on his progress.

We strongly believe in the power of prayer and a positive attitude. Jason has vowed to fight this disease with everything he can. It will be a long journey, but we know with the support of family and friends we can fight this together. We ask that you please keep Jason and his family in your daily thoughts and prayers.

A trust fund has been set up to receive donations at any Old Second Bank location under the account name: “Cornell Family Benefit Account.”