Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
On March 6, 2017, my grandfather, Will Harr, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. His only symptom was jaundice or yellowing of the skin. On March 15, 2017, his wife of 62 years, Jerrie, passed away. After her memorial service he began one round of the most difficult chemotherapy and on May 24, 2017, twelve days before his 85th birthday, was able to have his life-saving Whipple Procedure at Johns Hopkins. His world renowned surgeon, Dr. John Cameron, told us all that this was the absolute hardest surgery to go through and he did it with flying colors. He affectionately dubbed my grandad "Superman". He is currently undergoing recommended adjuvant chemotherapy treatments and is thankfully doing very well.
To know this man is to love him and everyone who has ever met him will attest to that. He is the epitome of a true Southern Gentleman and man of Christ who practices kindness and unconditional love everyday of his life.
What we want to help raise funding and awareness for this brutal disease. The funds that we raise will help researchers find a key early detector, discover potential treatments and hopefully come closer to finding a cure.
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.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today