In Memory of Kenneth Petracek-California Love
My father Kenneth Petracek suffered a seizure March 16th 2017. He was at the gym working out like he did everyday for the past 10 years. He was diagnosed Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer that had spread to his brain and multiple other areas of his body. No one was surprised when he decided to "Fight it to the End." He underwent 10 radiations to brain, 10 radiations to spine, and 2 chemo treatments. He endured daily pain, confusion, fatigue, and multiple trips to the ER. Throught out all his treaments, he was never angry or resentful. He was thankful for his: family, friends, daughers, and son-in-laws. He fought for 4 months and passed away July 10th in the presence of his daughters and granddaughter. We recently had the 1 year anniversary of his passing. He is greatly missed by everyone, especially his daugthers. There needs to be more awareness and research for lung cancer!!
"I want to thank everyone that ahs been there throughout my life. Especially, these past few months. I am going to miss this life and the people that were in it. I got the best kids a father could ever had hoped for. I am really going to miss them." -Ken Petracek
Support the fight to beat lung cancer!
I am fundraising for the 11th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities because:
- Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, claiming more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers COMBINED;
- More than 160,000 Americans will die of lung cancer this year. Half are nonsmokers when diagnosed; and
- Lung cancer research remains dramatically underfunded.
The A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities began in 2007 after a group of lung cancer patients, their family members and their nurse experienced the lack of awareness, resources and support for this devastating disease. They realized that without action, the then 15% survival rate would not improve.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2008 to fight lung cancer through awareness, patient and family support and innovative lung cancer research.
Please consider a donation to support my efforts to beat this unfair and misunderstood disease.
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