I'm walking for my daddy!
In February 2017, my family’s world was turned upside-down when my dad was diagnosed with Stage 0 bladder cancer. Although it was caught early, the survival rate for bladder cancer beyond 5 years, even at stage 0, is generally only around 77%. We immediately began praying as Dad started a regiment of getting scoped every 3 months and having the tumors lasered out of the diverticulum pocket of his bladder where they were growing.
While that helped keep the tumors at bay for a while, in September 2018 Dad chose to have the diverticulum pocket of his bladder, along with the tumors, surgically removed. The surgery was successful but upon further biopsy of the tumors, it was discovered to be Stage 3; they also found another carcinoma inside his bladder, which was determined to be Stage 0 for now. Thankfully, his oncologist is proactive and immediately began tests and a treatment schedule, checking Dad’s entire body to see if the cancer had spread (it hadn’t, praise God!). At the end of October 2018, Dad began his first round of chemo and will undergo radiation after Christmas.
I am walking for the more than six hundred thousand people living with bladder cancer in the US; to support the nearly 81,000 who will be diagnosed this year; and to honor the 17,000 who will die from this disease. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is the organization these people turn to in their quest to learn more about this devastating disease.
DONATE NOW! In honor of all those affected by bladder cancer, including my Daddy – please help me reach my goal. Any amount helps!
By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping BCAN to promote bladder cancer research education and support programs – but, most important, to save lives.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Schedule: Check-in 7:00 AM Walk: 8:00 AM
Location: Two Rivers Park
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