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August 16, 2012

Young Londonderry chef battles cancer for second time

Young man battles disease without health insurance

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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.

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