Laura was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic, non-smoker lung cancer that has spread to her spine, liver, right hip, and brain. She began radiation on Thursday, 5/4 for the 4 small lesions found on her brain. Since her type of cancer is EGFR mutated driven, she will begin taking a targeted drug called Tarceva vs. traditional chemotherapy at the completion of the radiation.
Anyone who has met Laura knows that she has an insatiable vigor for life, an unwavering faith and unshakable determination & strength. Laura has spent the last 20 years battling Lupus, but has taken all that she has endured and has turned her experiences into a commitment of dedicating her life to help others as a licensed dietitian. That is a perfect example to sum up Laura-- as she has never met a stranger, she gives without ever expecting anything in return, and she loves unabashedly. Laura is a fighter and is prepared to show this cancer who is boss for the love of her life Pat and her boys, Liam (6) and Noah (16 months).
Both Laura and Pat are hardworking business owners and Pat’s work as a specialist in live event production keeps him traveling 2-3 weeks out of every month. Our main goal is to keep Pat by Laura’s side and with the boys as much possible over the next several months through her treatments and to provide some financial relief from impending medical expenses.
If you are a friend, family member or colleague of Laura and Pat, we ask that you consider donating and sharing this page through your social networks. While Pat and Laura were hesitant due to their selfless nature, we feel that raising funds for them will aid in their quality of life over the next several months. Thank you in advance for your support! Your generosity, prayers, and positivity are extremely appreciated!