When I was first introduced to The December 5th Fund, it was a one on one conversation with Tom the very first time we met. At that time The December 5th Fund was still a concept, it not only affected me personally a great deal, but it aligned with exactly what my family was going through in dealing with cancer. At that time, my father was fighting for his life with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer can take over even the strongest families like mine. Every hug, every kiss, every conversation, every phone call, voicemail, facetime or text is much heavier due to the weight of cancer.
Life will never be the same for me since I lost my dad on January 21st, 2017.
Not a day goes by that the passing of my father doesn’t hang over me. My family and I were blessed to have a strong community surrounding us during such a difficult time, but many do not.
The reality is that some of the very same problems my family was facing are the very same problems The December 5th Fund are seeking to solve.
I’m thrilled to be a part of The December 5th Fund not only because of my insight into what it’s like to be a caregiver for someone affected by cancer but also because I know what a strong community can accomplish for a family going through tough times.
When I’m not building The December 5th Fund community, you’ll find me staying active with my wife, two kids and two crazy dogs…I’m very blessed to have an amazing family.