This week, we honor our Veterans. They have fought for our freedom, and sadly some of them are now fighting Pancreatic Cancer. These are the Warriors we have chosen to highlight this week and we thank them for their service to our country and their fight to spread #Hope4PC.
Each story, although unique in its own way, paints a picture of a warrior with incredible fight.
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Bruce
Bruce was recently nominated as a warrior by his daughter, Amy.
Amy writes, "My dad was diagnosed in January 2015 and was given less than a year to live. He had the Whipple procedure and underwent radiation and chemo, trying Folfirinox. By August 2015, his recent scans showed he was in remission which is usually unheard of with Pancreatic Cancer, so we threw him a surprise Celebration of Life party. "
Unfortunately, in November of 2016 the cancer and had metastasized to his lungs. But this did not stop Bruce. "My dad just completed his 34th round of chemo and the cancer is now considered stable", says Amy. Her father sets small goals for himself, such as watching his grandson,Tyler, play Varsity football on Friday nights and attending his other grandkid's activities. He is a proud grandfather to Tyler, Ethan, Malena, Chase, Cade, and Alexis. Amy shares, "We have had many setbacks and have been close to losing him but my dad is a fighter."
Bruce was in the Navy 4 years and is a Vietnam veteran. He is proud to have served his country and his granddaughter, Alexis, is following in his footsteps and he could not be more proud. Bruce's advice to others fighting pancreatic cancer is, "Have a good caregiver and support system, Make sure you have a positive attitude, having a positive attitude is key. Set goals; when you reach one goal, set a new one to reach that goal."
Amy states: "My dad truly believes having a support system and positive attitude is what has kept him alive."
Many heart-felt thanks to all our Veterans. We honor you today, and always.


If you would like to nominate a warrior to be highlighted, please do so Warrior Of The Month
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