I'm a Louisiana transplant, living in Southern California. Working as a classical musician, I also enjoy an active athletic life, having completed over 50 marathons (having run on all SEVEN continents), 1 Ironman, 3 half Ironman, 2 ultra marathons...and much more.
Last November, just around my parents 50th wedding anniversary, both were diagnosed with cancer, just one month apart! My Dad's was lower esophagus and my Mom's was basically consuming her stomach and beginning to invade the spleen.
In January of this year, both went to Houston, Texas (2 weeks apart) to have surguries that lasted over a dozen hours each! So far this year, recovery has been slow, especially in my Mom who had the most extensive procedure. Not having a stomach or spleen now, getting nutrition has been a slow process. She has lost almost 60 pounds and is still struggling to find her strength through consuming normal foods.
This is a long process and I'm still shocked that both my parents would be diagnosed at the same time, and with basically the same cancer!
PLEASE donate to my cause, helping fund research towards this horrible disease that has changed the life of both of my parents, myself and so many others....
Much thanks and love to each of you!
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