Raised: $7,912

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

I went to the hospital ER early in the morning (2 am) on January 28, 2020, with "chest" and back pains... Thinking heart. When EKG came back good but enzymes high, we were relieved to hear "typically gall bladder"  laying on a  gurney in the hall (about 6 am- this was 'pre-Covid' flu influx at ER). However, they wanted to do an MRI to check. So, Tuesday night, from my ER "room," I went for the scan (now 19 hours in ER).  I, of course, was Cecil's best MRI patient EVER & didn't have to redo any pictures (you KNOW I must be the best). So... on Wednesday, my life changed from thinking about a routine outpatient procedure to BIG and SCARY...pancreatic cancer (hr 40 later and moved onto the hospital floor). 

I had a biopsy and stent (because my mass was blocking the bile ducts)  on Thursday. 

We are EXTREMELY fortunate, blessed, lucky, karmically clean... Because the mass was small, hadn't spread, and was operable. I have the MOST AMAZING, "top of their game" team of forthcoming, humble, caring, skilled. surgeons and oncology support. PLUS, Alan, Micalah, & Quinn are, as always, my light, strength, rocks, & reason to be cured. And... I have even more prayer, positive light, thoughts, hugs, good vibes, &  good ole confidence and love from the larger Team Gone-YAY!!

This was the beginning, and now almost two years later, I am currently going through aggressive chemo for a 'small' local recurrence, discovered last summer. I've lost my hair, gained medicinal high glucose (I refuse to say diabetes since it's been influenced by the steroids in the therapy), and still not able to eat everything I want at anytime I want... BUT, life is GREAT! I am ready to start paying it forward; this is my start!

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

We’re going to help make progress, with your support.

Our team is participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service, and resources that can make a real difference in their lives. 

Please join our team as a participant, or make a gift of any size to get us one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to the team.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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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.