Retired Kittery detective Ron Avery fights brain cancer
By Jesse Scardina
YORK — Focus and determination were two traits retired Kittery police detective Ron Avery demonstrated every day for nearly 40 years on the job.
Now, with the strength of his family by his side, Avery, 62, is focused and determined while facing his toughest challenge yet: an inoperable brain tumor.
Avery, who worked as a detective in Kittery for 37 years, dealt with his share of headaches while keeping the community safe, but nothing like the ones he began experiencing about eight months ago.
“They would come on at night with great regularity,” Avery said Monday from his living room, with his wife, Wanda, and four sons by his side. “We went to the doctors
The Avery family has established a GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/averystrong for people to donate to the family’s medical and travel expenses during his treatment.