Clint A. Griffin
Clinton A. Griffin, 34, passed from this world to his heavenly home June 9, 2018. He fought a brave and valiant battle in a courageous attempt to beat stage 4 leiomyosarcoma, a very rare type of cancer. He never complained about his pain or destiny, as he was always more concerned about others than himself.
Clint was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. As an adult, he yearned for the vibrancy of living in a big city. He moved to Chicago in 2005. In 2012, he met the love of his life, Tatiana and in 2014 they married, continuing their enchanted love story. Clint loved Chicago and truly considered it home.
Clint was so many things to so many people. As a son, he was caring, loving and honorable, making his parents so very proud of the incredible man of character he had become. As a husband he was loving, loyal, supportive and encouraging – he was nurturing and compassionate. As a friend he was kind, empathetic, considerate, fun-loving and inspirational. All who knew him, loved him. His sense of humor, intelligence, quick wit and personality captivated everyone around him. Clint was a private man who kept many things important to him close to his chest, so to speak. If something was bothering him, you rarely knew it.
Clint was a man of achievement, a self-taught software engineer who was brilliant in his field and sought after by many. He loved his work, and his career. In fact, he thrived on it. It pained him deeply to stop working due to the effects of this horrible disease.
Clint was a lover of all things “tech” and “smart”, loved to cook gourmet meals and experiment in the kitchen, acquiring all kitchen gadgets. He loved movies, watching TV, eating out at restaurants, making home improvements, playing Xbox and spending time with family and friends. He loved music and was incredibly talented, able to play several different musical instruments, all self-taught. He was funny, witty and at times, sarcastic. But most of all, he loved and he was brave. All who knew him, felt it and was inspired by it. Clint enriched the lives of all whom he came in contact with.
Clint is survived by his loving wife, Tatiana, his parents Gene and Lisa Griffin, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents. Clint impacted the world in a way no one else could. To simply say that he will be missed would be a significant understatement. He is, and will forever be, profoundly missed.
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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)
This fund was created out of love, to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support. We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.
We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work. We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii. Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.
Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization. We are proud to have the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for Leiomyosarcoma specifically. You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.