So far, he has had three tumors removed from his brain, but nine more remain, in addition to one on his lung.
The surgery resulted in 57 staples in his skull; a lengthy scar circles his head.
According to sister Jessica Leavitt, the radiation has robbed him of his energy, but Winer still has high hopes.
“It’s strange in a way, I feel great,” Winer said. “I’ve never felt this good while being this sick.”
Because he can no longer work or drive, Leavitt has organized fundraising events, including “Cook Up A Cure 4 Brian.”
On the morning of Sept. 15, there will be a 5K race and raffle for Winer’s benefit. Race registration will take place at the Londonderry High School track from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The race will start at 9 a.m.
Afterward, there will be a raffle, food and prizes, from noon to 4 p.m. on the town commons.
Those who wish to donate should contact Leavitt at 425-8512, or mail in donations to The Chef Brian Winer Fund, PO Box 134, Londonderry, 03053.