We are devastated to share that Tommy has lost his courageous battle with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer, one day after his 36th birthday. Although our hearts are broken, we cannot help but feel a deep sense of honor for having known Tommy at all. His family shared the following on his Tommy Strong Facebook page:
"Although we are deeply saddened by his passing, we are all grateful to have been witness to the wonderfully full and meaninful life he lived, and are so relieved to know that his suffering has ended. Tommy did not "lose" his battle with cancer, and cancer did not "win." In a way, the story was already written, but throughout this odyssey, Tommy did what he does best and fought to make the best of a situation where the odds were stacked against him. We are so incredibly proud of him and will always remember his smile, kindness, sense of humor, and relentless perserverence that helped get him through."
KCCO and rest in peace, Tommy.