“I am proud to report that Phil’s surgery presented no surprises to his doctors and was a success.
“The tumor was removed, and his left kidney remains largely intact. He is awake and (as expected) is in some discomfort, but he’s gone through the entire day with his usual good humor and optimism buoying the nurses, doctors, staff and anyone else in his proximity - present company included! The kids and I are so happy to have him through surgery and now set our sights on healing.
“Home is not far from his mind, and one of his first questions (after asking how the surgery went and how the kids and I were holding up) was, “Is everything ok in New Jersey?”
“Phil, the kids, and I cannot thank everyone enough for the tremendous outpouring of support we’ve received at this challenging time. We are so very grateful. And we know that Phil will jump back into the thick of things in no time!”