GoFundMe Launched for Sean Mecsery, Familiar Face of Cos Cob TV

Sean Mecsery has been a Cos Cob fixture since he was a small boy.  Many know him from his business, Cos Cob TV, which opened in 1945. Sean’s father operated the business in Cos Cob, and Sean worked there while attending Greenwich High School. In fact, the store was Sean’s second home growing up.

After college graduation, Sean stepped in and began handling the day-to-day operation of the business.  

Under Sean’s guidance, Cos Cob TV has become one of Greenwich’s premier audio/video businesses.

Over the years, the business moved a few times within Cos Cob. Since 2007 it has operated at 5 Strickland Rd.

Sean, Calista and Westley Stephen. Contributed photo

Unfortunately, for the past two years Sean’s new job has been battling Glioblastoma, a devastating brain cancer.

With no approved treatments for this disease, Sean is now undergoing exploratory treatments, which have put a heavy financial burden on his family.  

Since 2019 Sean’s wife, Cassie Mecsery, has been running the business in Cos Cob.

A GoFundMe was launched on earlier this week by Cassie to help defray the cost of the exploratory treatments. Cassie said Sean takes daily medications and infusions, many of which are not covered by insurance.

Depending on the amount of funds raised, any money left over would go into a college fund for their daughter Calista (6) and son Westley Stephen (2).

Earlier this week, Cassie shared an update on the GoFundMe saying, there is no known method of preventing the cancer. She said Treatment usually involves surgery, after which chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used. The medication temozolomide is frequently used as part of chemotherapy. Surgical removal of the tumor is linked to increased survival, but only by some months. Despite maximum treatment, the cancer always recurs.The typical duration of survival following diagnosis is 12–15 months, with fewer than 3–7% of people surviving longer than five years. Without treatment, survival is typically three months.

Previous location of Cos Cob TV. Image from the Cos Cob TV website.
Previous location of Cos Cob TV. Image from the Cos Cob TV website.