On June 13th our family was forever changed. That was the day we learned my beautiful grandmother had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The cancer had spread to her liver and lungs by this time. The doctors gave her about 6 months to a year at best. They recommended a nonagressive form of chemo in an attempt to slow the cancer down. Unfortunately, she reacted poorly to the chemo treatment and was not able to continue. She was sent home on June 20th to receive hospice services. She spent several days with her LARGE family discussing memories, singing, and praying. On June 25th, just 12 days after being diagnosed, my grandmother passed away in her home. She left behind a husband of 56 years, two sons, a daughter, several grandchildren, and MANY great grandchildren. 12 days. In 12 days the horrible disease took this beautiful woman from this earth. I will be walking in honor of my Grandma, Bev Stringer, the matriarch of our family. She was one of the strongest women I knew and will forever be missed. Please join us to walk in honor of Grandma Bev and to hopefully find a cure for this horrible disease. God bless!
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.
I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?
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