Help Us Find A Cure!!!
Please help me fund innovative research for a cure and help people across the country impacted by lung cancer. I wish to do this in remembrance of my grandfather who I sadly lost April 2016. After fulfilling a dream of my grandparents to move from Ohio to North Carolina to live out their remaining years together we received the news that no one ever wants to receive. After only being in North Carolina for one week not even having the time to settle in my grandpa was showing symptoms of pneumonia. Further testing revealed a tumor that was inoperable and considered stage 4 lung cancer. My grandpa was a fighter, after all he was Marine. He was very hopeful with the diagnosis not realizing that it couldn't be cured. He agreed that he wanted to do everything he could to fight it. With all of his family in Ohio we made the decision that he needed to move back to Ohio as he would need his family to take care of him through this. He only got to spend less than a month in their new home in North Carolina. We got to spend a wonderful memory filled 6 months with him after his diagnosis before we lost him. He fought hard for us and never lost hope. He was such a great caring man filled with knowledge. He would take the shirt off of his back if you needed it. I want to carry on his legacy. I want to help find a cure so hopefully one day hearing the words "You have cancer" won't be so devastating. No family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one like this. With your help we can all make a difference!!!