Success Stories

Steven’s Story of Courage

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I am a two-time survivor of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Whipple procedure, 2007; liver surgery after metastasis, 2010) who has been cancer free and in excellent health for the past 4 1/2 years. When my liver metastasis was diagnosed, the oncologist talked to me briefly, recommended palliative care and walked out of the room. Instead, I aggressively …

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Dan’s Story of Courage

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I first had my first acute attack in August 2012. They thought it was gall bladder related so I had a cholecystectomy and after a few days I was released. I had no problems for the next 6 months or so. In February 2013 I again had another acute attack and was admitted to the …

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Wendy’s Story of Courage

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My story began in July 1999 when I was struck with this excruciating pain on my upper abdomen. I went to the emergency room and after the lab test came back, I was told I had acute pancreatitis. I had no clue what this was but one of the doctors told me the most common …

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Alexandra’s Story of Courage

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I’m a member of the Young Professionals Committee for the Western PA chapter of the NPF. I’d like to share my story of why I support the National Pancreas Foundation.   Well, it started a little over 3 years ago when I was 24 and living in Dallas. I had recently moved from LA, where I …

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Patter’s Story of Courage

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I had the honor of marrying into the large and welcoming Birsic family of 9 children, when I married Tom Birsic in 1978.Coming from a small family; it took me awhile to understand the dynamics of a larger family and the various interactions amongst the siblings on a number of levels. Over the years, I …

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