December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As Brad and I prepare for our Christmas celebration, we would like to share with you our appreciation and dedication to David.  Our seven year journey since David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer has taken us on an emotional roller coaster ride, but more importantly, it has allowed us to grow closer to each other and we have learned to appreciate each day.

Starting the FLHW foundation was solely due to David's vision and his desire to make a difference in the prostate cancer community.  As we learned that there were limited treatments for a man with advanced prostate cancer, we all agreed that we wanted to try to support the research for new and/or improved treatments, and ultimately a cure. As we began this new journey of our life, we were inspired by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).  Not only did we partner with them to support the medical research and promote the importance of early detection, but we also turned to PCF to help us to understand what our treatment options were. PCF also provided resources for us to learn what we could do to manage David's disease. Ultimately, what PCF did for us was to give us hope.  One of the darkest days a cancer patient can have is a day when he/she must struggle to find hope.

Enclosed below is a link to PCF's annual report.  David's story is featured amongst several other PC survivors.

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.7908621/k.A115/Our_Stories.htm

Brad and I are very proud of David's positive approach to battle this disease and his selfless determination to help others along the way. Of the many blessings we are thankful for this Christmas, we are most thankful for being together as a family.

We would like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a hopeful, happy, healthy New Year.

God Bless,
Mary & Brad

6 comments:

FJB said...

God bless & Merry Christmas!

Royce A Ratterman said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you also.

God bless you upcoming year with joy & happiness!

Marylanders said...

Merry Christmas and a Most Wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas David, Mary and Brad!

Tom T.

Anonymous said...

Kathryn and I wish you a 'miraculous' new year.

Melvyn and Kathryn

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear from the two most important people in David's life! As you must know, he shares his admiration for you both on a pretty regular basis!
All the best to you in this coming year,
Don & Susan