Always Fighting for the Love of My Life

Edward J. Demyan; Pancreatic Cancer Victim; Supported and written by MaryKaye Mackulin, who loved him.
RIP my sweet man ... 1963 - 2011

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween 2006-2009

Halloween with Ed and Friends
from 2006 - 2009.  In 2010 he was
too sick from his treatments - he 
was bummed (as was I) because
we loved getting dressed up
for Halloween!

This Year - I will be the Mayor of
PanCAN City!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Vision of Progress 2020

I took the Pledge - Will You...   With Your Support we can change the future for the next generation...  Don't let your family, friends and loved ones be at risk for a 6% survival rate.  With your help in raising awareness - the future CAN and WILL be changed.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Senate should pass cancer bill NOW - Washington Times

Julie is a Rock Star C.E.O.  Maybe she should be a Senator!  It's time to Get'er Done!  Click on the link to see why....

Senate should pass cancer bill now - Washington Times

Monday, October 15, 2012

Beautiful Poem...

Borrowed from someone I admire very much. Thank you Gina for helping me even though what you are dealing with I can not imagine.  For Gino and Ed.... Forever in our hearts and always on our minds.

To Honor You
By Connie Kiefer Boyd

...To honor you, I get up everyday and take a breath.
and start another day without you in it.
To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile and
the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.
To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love.
I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours spent in their
To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked, and sing at
the top of my lungs ,with the windows rolled down.
To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,
risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.
You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the highest
So everyday, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live,
laugh, and love.
Now I live for us both, so all I do, I do to honor you.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Man Walks Across America to Raise PC Awareness & Funds for Research

Well - BJ is absolutely someone that goes right onto the HERO list for this gal!  Did I support him with a small donation, You bet your Butt I Did!

Lustgarten Foundation gives 100% of the money they raise to Research for Pancreatic Cancer. Although their organization is not in any way connected to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the organizations do have a nice working relationship and support the same goal - Research to Find An Early Detection Tool for Pancreatic Cancer and ultimately a Cure!

I wish BJ the Best of Luck on this very cool adventure and can only hope that some day I could do something on this scale to raise awareness & funds for research.

BJ - Man, if you make it through the CLE, you have a bed, a roof and a meal on me - and of course, a GLBC beer of your choice!

God Speed My PC Warrior Friend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beautiful Night to Shine Purple for 2nd Annual PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 Cleveland was one of 60 communities in the US to take part in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's 2nd Annual
PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope.
This Vigil shines a purple spot light on this disease and the need to make it a priority in the cancer fighting world.
It was a beautiful night! 
All of our speakers did a great job and the media was
on-hand to help support awareness, which was greatly appreciated!
We all know that for the next month, there is only 1 color and 1 cancer that will be focused on....  and that's o.k. to a certain extent - we just have to keep in mind that there are other, very deadly cancers out there that steal our Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Aunts, and Cousins that need attention!
As for me - Purple is the color I will fight for until we have "respectable" statistics....