Brenda Lindgren

Brenda Lindgren


Raised: $932

Goal: $1,000

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When Mom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 1992 we were blessed that her cancer was operable and her Whipple surgery was a success. We were informed of the 4% chance that this would give us 5 more years with Mom but we actually had 27 years and nearly 9 months!

When we formed our team I asked Mom what one word she associates with her cancer survival, she immediately said gratitude and our team name Sylvia's Gratitude 25yrs & Counting was quickly decided (now amended to Sylvia's Gratitude 27 yrs). We feel gratitude for research prior to 1992 which made her diagnosis and Whipple surgery by Dr Stoltenberg possible. We feel gratitude for blood test results (when Mom went to donate blood) that revealed an abnormality resulting in her early diagnosis and surgery only 3 days later. We feel gratitude for many blessings during Mom's survival including grandchildren's births, graduations, and marriages as well as her son's marriage, her children's 25th wedding anniversaries, the birth of her great great niece who is named Sylvia after her, and many other memories with family and friends. Before she passed away she even learned she would be a great grandmother!

The 5-year survival statistics have increased from 4% in 1992 to 11% in 2022. Please join us and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in this fight against pancreatic cancer. Help us make long-term survival become the expected outcome for pancreatic cancer patients. Join our team as we share Sylvia's gratitude for her 27 years of survival. Thank you so much for helping fight this deadly cancer in Sylvia's memory.

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