Friday, May 30, 2008
Update on Brodi's dad
As many of you know, Brodi's dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Halloween. He has fought against all odds and undergone, so far, 6 months of chemotherapy, 3 months of radiation treatment and one of the most invasive and tough surgeries around, the Whipple Surgery (hospitalized for two weeks and bedrest for many weeks after that). And to report, he is in GREAT condition right now. We have a link to his website on the left of the page under 'The Ashton Clot' and you can read up on his progress. The doctor told him that he should consider himself a survivor now. His weight was down to around 100 pounds, but he has improved greatly and is now over 120 pounds and he is getting back into his active lifestyle of long daily walks, eating real food and even able to travel. He is a true fighter and it has been absolutely marvelous to see him improving every day.
He is a pediatrician and his clinic is raising money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute and doing it thru the LOtoJA race. If you are interested in donating to this cause, feel free to visit this site to learn more and to make a contribution: http://www.active.com/donate/lotoja08/kateo
Cancer sucks, but it is comforting to know that there are so many researchers and doctors working every day to find a way to stop and defeat this terrible disease.