Why did you choose the National Pancreas Foundation to be this month’s ADKcares recipient?
The National Pancreas Foundation’s mission is to provide “hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals”.
My father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2019. Unfortunately, like most patients, the tumor was discovered too late to be surgically removed. Over the last 8 months, we’ve educated ourselves, researched, and advocated for best treatment options (clinical trials, etc.) – all with the support of our friends, family, and community. Our hope is that with the continual advancements of cutting-edge research and continuous advocacy for better standards of care for these warriors that no family will ever feel they’re fighting this alone. There are fellow patients, caregivers, health professionals….entire communities fighting alongside them. Spread awareness #familydoesntfightalone.