RAISE HOPE & AWARENESS FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST PANCREATIC CANCER

In this email to you I’m going to ask you for your help in fact I’m practically going to beg you. The reason why, is that I feel obligated to support those who are going through the same diagnosis as me and so I’m also asking you for help. I put together this video to explain why I need you. Click here if you like helping others: http://srec.linktrackr.com/pc5kstv MY BIG WHY In 2011 I was diagnosed with STAGE 2 NEUROENDOCRINE PANCREATIC CANCER. Since November 21st 2011, the day I had my life saving surgery, it’s been 542 days.
  • Did you know that 73% of the patients who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer DON’T EVEN MAKE IT 1 YEAR? Only 27% live past the first 365 days.
  • Did you know that 94% of the patients who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 5 years. Only 6% make it past 5 years.
  • Did you know my surgeon had to remove my entire stomach, my spleen, my gall bladder, 75% of my pancreas, 25% of my liver and he removed a basketball sized cancer mass during a 10 hour surgery?
  • Did you know my oncologist told me 95% of all surgeons would have never even tried the surgery my surgeon pulled off and that in most other cases I’d be a “terminal” patient just waiting to die?
  • Did you know pancreatic cancer is THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FORM OF CANCER?
  • Most people say “it’s a death sentence”. Many patients don’t even make it 3 months.
And so…. I’m one of the lucky few who’ve been given a second chance…. And I don’t take that lightly. I feel obligated to help those patients and families who are not as lucky as I am. Please help. You can attend or donate to the Purple Stride 2013 5k run / walk here:  http://purplestride.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1051567&lis=1&kntae1051567=571E50E058D3464F9927324200CC3C35&supId=359081333   In this video you’ll also see whole story… My surgery was just the beginning…. http://youtu.be/4xdWDwH6teM PERSONAL NOTE TO YOU I feel obligated to help you just like these patients. I’ve made it my life’s mission to make a difference in your life. Please help me make a difference in the lives of pancreatic cancer patients around the world. Most will never get a second chance like I did. Be Daring (just like my surgeon), Josh
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