Pete – Disney Cruise
Pete is unable to speak or write, so I am submitting this for him (his mom, Sandy) Pete just turned 24 in the hospital. He graduated the business school at the University of MN-Twin Cities in 2016. He studied very hard and landed a terrific job right out of college working as a Business Analyst in Management Information Systems. On January 4th, he had a seizure at work and was rushed to the ER. We took him to Mayo Clinic where we got the devastating news of Peter’s tumor, the rare nature of it, and the high grade. It is inoperable and he began radiation/chemo right away. He was declining so quickly, Dr Joon Uhm and Dr Link (his surgeon) decided to make a calculated risk and give him Avastin before he was 6 weeks postop. That saved his life. It has only been a few months but he has been fighting cancer with more courage and strength then I have ever since seen. He truly embodies a warrior. When the rest of us breakdown, he picks us up. He can’t speak but a couple words but one sentence he did say was “don’t give up hope”.
I can’t begin to express how much this awful disease has impacted all of us. We appreciate the opportunity to share Peter’s story. It’s a sad one, but warriors never stop fighting. It just takes a lot of energy and you take it day by day. Sometimes hour by hour. We are very tired. We would love the opportunity to get away to sun, sand and beaches. Spend time together outside of hospitals and clinics. So we could laugh and forget even if just for a short time.
Oh My Gosh!!!!
We can’t even begin to thank you for the incredibly generous gift! Pete and I are crying. Reading Nik’s poems has us both still crying. Pete needed that. He hasn’t cried but once throughout this whole journey but he cried at Nik’s poems.
We are SO excited.