• Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

My dad, Rajesh Kothary had pancreatic cancer and passed away on October 29, 2019. He was special to many; a loving dad, husband, brother, brother in law, uncle, son in law, friend, coworker and so much more. He was truly a gem and touched the lives of so many during his life journey. He meant the world to me and our whole Kothary family.

On October 18 2019, he was admitted to the hospital for jaundice only to find out it was caused by a tumor in his pancreas. In the short span of 10 days, we lost him suddenly to sepsis, which was exacerbated by the tumor. Within those 10 days, no one had imagined that he would leave us so soon. He was ready to fight the battle and handle the struggles that come with chemotherapy and other treatments. Unfortunately, he did not get the opportunity to do so. 

We miss him dearly and We miss him dearly and are proud of the way he fought during his battle with cancer. We hope you can support us in continuing the fight he started against this terrible disease. He didn't get an opportunity to finish his fight, but we hope to provide the necessary resources to allow others to do just that.  

Our team (KotharyStrong) has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Help us in advancing the outlook for pancreatic cancer patients and rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today.

A few facts about pancreatic cancer:

  • 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. 
  • 91% find that their cancer has spread at the time of diagnosis
  • 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
  • 2% of federal funding goes into pancreatic cancer research
  • Symptoms include abdominal or back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite and nausea, changes in stool, new onset of diabetes.

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. 

We walk for Rajesh, with the hope that one day, others don't have to suffer like he did in his last days. He was a modest family man, and was always willing to go above and beyond to help others. Those who knew Rajesh spoke of him as a joyful, fun loving man, who loved to inspire and motivate others to be the best version of themselves

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today. 

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