Our Dad, Robert O. Hoffman, Sr. was one of a kind. I know everyone thinks that about their loved one, but he was the real deal. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 18th, 2008; he died March 31st. 2008. We had 42 days to say everything we wanted to say. When he was diagnosed, and the outlook was grim, he simply said, well, "it is what it is". Everyone who knew my dad will agree, this is pretty much how he lived his life-laid back and uncomplicated.
He took each step of treatment as it came, never really able to accept full treatment because of his advanced stage diagnosis. The whipple surgery was never an option, nor was chemotherapy. But he was willing to do whatever was necessary to prolong his life, because he loved life! Just 9 days before his diagnosis, he was part of a performance of a Senior Star Showcase production, where he performed by dancing and singing. He was truly the star of our lives.
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?
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