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, December 28, 2012

The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, Formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, Passes Congress - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, Formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, Passes Congress - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

Giant Shout Out to 19 Action News in Cleveland for publishing the Press Release from our National Headquarters.

When the local media steps up to help raise awareness it thrills me to no end.

You Go 19 Action News - Honest, Fair, Everywhere!  Ha.  Couldn't Resist.

Happy, Healthy New Year to you all. 

Peace - MK

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act will no doubt soon be Law.

Best Holiday News Ever!  I am golden for Christmas with this news.  The only thing left to wish for is a cure.

Cleveland PurpleStride 2013

PurpleStride 2013.....
Saturday - June 01, 2013
Voinavich Park (behind Rock Hall)
Timed 5 K Run / 1.5 Mile Family Fun Walk

I love creating our Team Page and I get so excited whenever a new team member joins or a donation is made.  This is MY personal Christmas.  As the Holiday's have lost quite a bit of their magic for me, for now anyway, I truly look forward to our PurpleStride day.

This is the day that means so much to me.  This is a day that Ed loved near the end of his battle and journey on this planet.  This is a cause he made me promise to continue to support....   So - Come Join Ed's All Star Dream Team 2013 and let's help change the future of this Monster Disease!

It's Easy - It's Quick - And there is NO such thing as too small of a donation - Every Single Dollar helps and ad's up to make a difference.

This year is very different and will be a very quiet Holiday - so until Paige gets married and has babies of her own to brighten the holiday's with children's laughter - PurpleStride will be my personal holiday.

Wishing All of you a very Happy Holiday Season no matter what you celebrate.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Miley The Wonder Puppy

Well,  Teenagers do some pretty dumb things - their brains work different than adults.  I mean, we can all remember some of the really idiotic things we did back in the day, right.  So, one week ago my darling child decides to rescue a puppy - without my consent mind you.  I was adamant that we would not get another dog and that no dog was welcome in our house.  Within 24 hours of Miss Miley being in our house, you can imagine how fast my mind (and heart) were changed.

Against all common sense, and the reminder by my family that this is insane, I think I am going to keep this little girl.

I mean, common, look at that face!  She will be Miley the PanCAN Wonder Pup and you bet she will be sporting lots of Purple!

Wishing You all the Happiest of Holidays, regardless of what you Celebrate....  As my Sweet Ed and I used to say....... Happy Chrismahannakwanzavis.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act is Pushing Forward!

Update on the Bill:

Yesterday, December 4, 2012, the United States Senate passed the Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2012 (crazy - yes - but that's politics for ya) It’s not law YET – we have a few more steps to go – but the finish line is clearly in sight!

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This is outstanding news to everyone who has ever been touched by Pancreatic Cancer! 

Our voices will only get stronger and Awareness will continue to grow.  The future of this disease MUST change - and I will continue to be a part of that change as much as possible.  You can help too!  Don't continue to ignore a disease that may touch your life! 

Visit to see how you can get involved!