Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
Kathy Enselman was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on November 7, 2012. The cancer was found on her pancreas, liver, and lymph nodes. She tried chemotherapy, surgery, and natural treatments in hopes to stop the spread of her cancer. Kathy did all of these things with courage and grace.
In July, 2013, the doctors told Kathy that her cancer had spread even more and that she had a matter of weeks to live.
On September 9th, 2013, two days after her 57th birthday, Kathy lost her battle with this deadly disease. She left behind her husband of nearly 30 years, Larry, her two children, Leigh and Erik, and an amazing group of friends.
In the beginning of April, 2018, Kathy's friend Scott Moormeier was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Knowing what Kathy went through, Scott knew this was going to be a fight, and he fought courageously until the end.
On the morning of July 4th, 2018, at his home on Camano Island, surrounded by his family, Scott passed away.
Scott spent the last 7 ½ years of his career at New York Life Insurance. His genuine fondness for the company and the special relationships he formed while there were constantly expressed. He will be fondly remembered for many things, but mostly his love of UW football, golf, crabbing, family fishing trips, and spending time on Camano Island.
Scott possessed a contagious smile, infectious energy, and his entertaining sense of humor won the trust and hearts of many. He faithfully cared for family and friends and had an impact on the world around him in a way that will never be forgotten.
This year, to celebrate the lives of these two amazing people, the Enselman and Moormeier families will be participating in the Puget Sound Purple Stride together to raise awareness for this deadly disease.
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