Carisa Smith's Fundraising Page
Dad began his fight on 5/22/13 although it was inoperable
& incurrable he started treatment with hopes of having more time. He had
realistic goals for the year & hoped just to meet his 5th grandchild and
make it through the holidays. Shortly after he met both his goals his fight
came to a peaceful end on 1/6/14. Dad lived his life by his own set of rules
& never wanted anyone to look at him as being sick, even till the end he
never lost his sense of humor always putting his children & grandchildren
first. He said at the end he wasn't afraid of the unknown he just couldn't bare
knowing he was leaving us behind.
21,600 cases will be diagnosed this year resulting in 10,990 deaths. most of these cases will be diagnosed at an advanced stage resulting in a grave prognosis. The survival rate at stage 4 is only 4%. Please help us raise funds to fight and end this disease so another family doesn't have to live our hell.