This message is going to all of you that have been pulling for our family as Patty battles with this dreaded disease. She is an inspiration for all of us. Her treatment is a 14-day cycle for 12 rounds. She goes to Roswell every other Wednesday and leaves with a 48-hour pump that gets removed on Friday. Those days plus the few after take a physical and emotional toll on Patty. The kids and I help however we can, but there isn’t anything anyone can do to alleviate the pain and side effects. During this time Patty just lays low and does her best to help pass time. She says cancer is evil and chemo sucks. Every round is different, but she is fortunate to only have a few crummy days and about 10 “good” days. This past Wednesday she reached her halfway point and completed 6 rounds. Only 6 more to go! We are both truly overwhelmed by all the love, support and prayers from everyone and can’t thank you enough. Roswell Park has made this journey much more bearable due to their dedicated medical and administrative staff and awesome volunteer network. The facility is state of the art, very clean and incredibly comfortable. Kudos to McCauley Seton home care staff too.
Finally, I can’t give enough thanks to those among you that have made such incredibly generous contributions to help me exceed my goal for the Ride for Roswell on June 22. I increased my goal from $1,000 to $5,000, and am now approaching $6,500. I am presently in the top-25 among almost 7,000 enlisted riders! I also upped my game from 45 to 65 miles and have been training with my ride crew that all want to complete this at a very competitive speed. We will be relying on each other to get it done. All these funds go to help Roswell invest in the latest treatments and equipment. Thank you again for the prayers and love; it is making a difference! The donations to Roswell are a bonus.