This nightmarish journey for my Dad, for our family began almost two years ago. My Dad is a retired Arson Detective for the Oregon State Police.
He was retired about three years when we started to notice something wasn't right. Then the diagnosis came. You know it feels unreal, you fight reality, you get angry at your higher power, then worst of all, hope. You already know what you're facing. For my dad this was caught too late, he's terminal. The hope, the bargaining with whatever you believe in sets in and for me (Emily) I pleaded, I begged, I cried, I diluted myself, I denyed relatity, I wanted to be little again when I didn't have to face this. My Dad is the best, most giving, kind hearted man, he devoted his life to service to public safety. He's a fighter, he feels blessed for every day he has. He treasures every moment and loves us fiercely.
But here are the facts about Pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination.
Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?
Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Every dollar counts, every year delegates go to Washington DC to speak with our senators and congressmen and women, to ask them to fight for more designated funds specifically for Pancreatic cancer research and studies.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today.