LET'S PADDLE CANCER FOR CHRIS!!!
OUR CANCER JOURNEY 10/3/16 - 4/22/18
After 2 months of IBS-like symptoms my husband Chris had a colonoscopy to find he had COLON CANCER STAGE IV. Chris was only 43, a 2 time marathon runner, avid tennis player, brilliant engineer and gifted muscle car mechanic with unlimited energy. Chris ate healthy, stayed active, lived a clean life and had no family history of colon cancer. Below is a quick recap of everything he endured. I share this to encourage all of you to support GHS (or ANY cancer research group you choose).
THE BAD & THE UGLY
Port implant, liver and colon resection surgeries, countless chemo infusions (5-6 hours each), scans and tests which caused pain, nausea, major fatigue, hair loss, chills, fever. headaches, loss of appetite, digestive disruption, stress and frustration. Through it all Chris never complained, remained hopeful and fought like a warrior to his last day on April 22, 2018.
Cancer did MANY terrible things to my husband, but it NEVER damaged his positive attitude, smile and determination!!! We had an AMAZING medical team with GHS. We have seen first hand the level of care from every member of the GHS Cancer Institute! Our Oncologist, Nurses (Clinical Trial and other), Radiologist, Colorectal Surgeon, chemotherapy nurses and every member of the hospital staff who cared for Chris.
We all miss his beautiful smile, quiet humble nature and big heart every day. His only wish was for all his family and friends to BE HAPPY!!!
Please consider making a donation to our Dragon Boat team so that GHS can continue the phenomenal care for patients and families we have experienced! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Much love and gratitude,
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