Tammie Woodruff

Tammie Woodruff

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Raised: $6,016

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we!

I’m going to help make progress, with your support.

Frank’s Story
Last year in March Frank started have stomach issues. He went to the Dr over and over trying to get a solution. The Dr just kept changing the over the counter medication. Never trying to come up with a real solution. So Frank continued to trust in his Dr and took the medication but nothing was helping and the pain became worse and worse. Come November things began to change. His stomach felt full, he wanted to eat but just couldn’t. He vomited a couple times and began to lose weight and his stomach was hard. He lost many nights of sleep not being able to concentrate on day to day events. He came home in November went to the Dr and still nothing. Finally while he was here over Christmas he got in. She ordered an ultrasound and it was inconclusive. However I asked our daughter, who is also a nurse, go with him. With the two of them there she finally sent him to a GI physician. He immediately ordered at CT scan which was the start of the horrific news. Possible pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Within days a Endoscopy is scheduled. Hold on you have covid. 5 days later he has the 3 hour procedure which included a stent. The following day it’s confirmed. Frank has pancreatic cancer. Things began to move quickly and by the end of the week he meets with Siteman. This week he will see his Medical oncologist and so the fight begins. Frank has advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He will have 6 mos chemotherapy, 5 days of targeted radiation and then surgery. We will fight and beat the odds. 

Please if you can donate, walk with us and most of all spread the word.


With much Love,
Frankie’s Force

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Tammie's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to
    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
    Page

  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational
    packets

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.