This year is different, this year is everything.
Cancer doesn’t care. It doesn’t care about age. It doesn’t care about your family or friends. It doesn’t care about what it takes from us — or who it leaves behind.
On March 3rd, 2021, news was received that forever changed me, rocked my entire world and completely shattered my heart. My dad was diagnosed with cancer, pancreatic cancer. No words can truly describe the emotions I felt in every part of my being. Those of fear, anger, anxiety, guilt, grief among many others.
My dad's cancer has been determined to be stage IV, as it has spread to other organs. There is no cure for his disease, but he will receive treatment. This will allow him to continue to enjoy his friends and family, enjoy his favorite activities and to extend his life as long as possible. I will go to the ends of the earth to make his journey as smooth and comfortable as I can.
I can't describe how the news of a loved one's cancer diagnosis feels, it's indescribable and unbearable. Even being so premature in this experience, I have felt more emotions in this short time, than in my entire 31 years of life. My hope is that noone will ever experience such pain, but in reality, it is experienced every single day and will continue. One day this has to come to an end.
On August 7th, 2021, I will ride 26 miles in honor of my dad's journey and fight. I will participate in the Ride for Roswell to raise money for cancer research. Cancer research is so incredibly important and I realize it even more being immersed so little options. I care and want to make a difference for the future.
Please consider donating to my ride to honor my dad. No amount is too small and I am truly grateful to everyone.
On behalf of family, we thank you for your continued prayers and kind words. Please pray for my dad, that he continues to be brave and have the strength through it all.