Ray Guzman Studios
And the end of last year, local artist Ray Guzman had his Watercolor Series exhibit over at the Hoboken Historical Museum.
Now he really could use a little help! His wife of 29 years has been battling multiple cancers since 2004, and it’s taking a toll on them in many ways.
He’s set up his website to hopefully sell some of his work to help defray the costs involved plus the reduced income since the workload is too much for him to handle alone.
The income from this site will be used to help us defray some of the household expenses that we are incurring while I continue to focus on being an effective and loving caregiver to my wife of 29 years, Renata. She has been battling breast cancer since 2004, now brain cancer.
We’ve been self-employed since 1983, running a successful two-person award-winning sign company, Hoboken Sign, and BrainWaze studio, a modest design and marketing studio. This cancer experience has reduced our earning power considerably, from working as fruitful partners to just me running a part time operation.
Renata took this assault on her soul and womanhood in determined stride. We were scared but we persevered. She underwent a mastectomy of the left breast and completed radiation and standard six-month chemo treatments. We were given the green light to careful recovery when, in 2005, she suffered a seizure, which showed that the cancer had entered her brain.(30% of women who have breast cancer and are Her-2 receptive get brain cancer.)