Pittsburgh PurpleStride

Pittsburgh PurpleStride

Hi all! I am so grateful to you all for your support. I am still continuing the fight for those you cannot! You can be sure about that. Every day is a new chance and I owe it to everyone who has passed on here and my Dad! So much love for you all! P.S. Check out my sister and I's t-shirts from PurpleStride last year. I created them and had them made for us on Etsy!! ;) My T-shirt says "Create a new price for Creon"

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Right on! πŸ’œ
Cool. Creative advocates. May the force always be with you.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Love the shirts! Prices for Cancer medications are rediculous!
Your message is awesome. I often wonder what we would do if we couldn't afford the drugs my husband needs to survive. Keep up the fight. You two look great.
I know your Dad would be so proud of you two! Great to see you advocating. The PurpleStride is a wonderful way to honor him and help to advocate for pancreatic cancer. It is another rare cancer that gets little funding for research.
I'm sure that you pretty ladies were able to garner attention to your cause- good for you! There's a big difference in charging top dollar for a luxury like a Rolls-Royce, but not price-gouging life-saving, life-enhancing drugs to cancer patients and their families. I hope that the drug companies do stop and think for a minute.
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Karen's Dad

May 1, 2017

Vital Info


May 5, 2015

Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

May 1, 2017

Cancer Info

Pancreas Cancer


April 17, 2015

Stage 3

2.1 - 3.0 cm


I hate the pancreas! Who thinks about the pancreas??

Cherish every moment of your life and being around your loved ones. Have patience in all you do especially with your family (sometimes we are the least patient with them because we know eventually they will forgive us!)

Eat your own cruciferous veggies! They can help prevent pancreatic cancer.

Not to organs, arteries are involved: hepatic and celiac axis

Field and Stream gift certificates for my Dad!

Primary: Erie Regional Cancer Center Surgery consultation: Hillman Cancer Center Surgery: John Hopkins Baltimore

Walk your puppies. Dogs give me a happiness that humans cannot. If you have dogs you understand. If you don't, you have been missing out.

Take a deep breath and if you can't take a deep breath, find something to laugh about!

Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!

Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia


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