Friday, August 15, 2014

Donate to Pancreatic Cancer research

Seeing the overwhelming response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has left me inspired and determined to find a way to donate to pancreatic cancer.

We recently found out that my Dad's colon cancer diagnosis was incorrect, and he in fact had pancreatic cancer.

Unfortunately, my family is not the first to deal with this disease and will not be the last.

So, I'm issuing my own challenge: Donate to my page and remember my father's memory as well as others who have passed.

Visit the link here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

One impossible year later

It is nearly impossible to put into words how difficult this last year has been.

Yes, I always knew at some point in my life I would have to say goodbye to my father. Never in a million years did I expect to do it at the age of 22, but I guess life isn't fair, is it?

Our year of "firsts" was an up-and-down roller coaster ride which I don't wish upon anyone. It was unique in that we added another member to our family, when my sister got married six weeks after daddy left us.

It broke my heart not seeing my dad there to walk his baby girl down the aisle, but we knew he was there. From the beautiful weather he provided, to the surprise visit from a butterfly, which we can only assume was him making a visit.