StacheStrong Documentary

GJ was a healthy 28 year old living a normal life in New York City when he was diagnosed with GBM, but he was so much more than GBM.

His infamous “GJ Smile” lit up the world for so many, and his witty one liners could put a room of people on the floor laughing. He was a true friend and a gentle soul. Everyone who met him was better off for having done so, whether it be a one-time chat, or years of friendship. He was a sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of the Mets, Jets, Rangers, and UNC Tar Heels. Running was his true passion, and he was a proud Great Dane and Delta Sig at UAlbany.

He became a high flying manager at EY, where he worked for 7+ years in NYC. He listened to Dave Matthews Band constantly and even met his idol in 2018.

Our four-part documentary captures his 25 month battle and all that has happened since his passing. Click below to follow our family’s journey through GBM and all that continues to happen in GJ’s memory.

stachestrong family together


What started as our story, has become the story of thousands.

Over the years we’ve started to share the stories of others who have faced a brain cancer diagnosis during Brain Tumor Awareness Month (#BTAM).

We’ll continue doing so, but will also share stories on Sundays because we all know that this disease impacts us throughout the year. Click below to share your story for consideration to be posted on our social media account!


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