Posted on December 23, 2017
Update from Matt 12/22/2017:
Hi from Korea, where my wife just finished her third round/first full cycle of the experimental chemo we are hoping will help her. She’s doing way better than she was over the summer, when she couldn’t eat and often couldn’t move. We are all living together as a family of four in her sister’s house. With these treatments Cathreen has a couple of bad days a week, but usually by the end of the week we can go out together. I’ve attached a photo from our latest outing.
This chemo is far easier on her than the last, but will likely take out her hair and is far more expensive—about $2,000 a week! So we are so so grateful for the support. Cathreen hopes to continue living this way for a long time; the hope that she would be able to have curative surgery is now much further, but the chemo does seem to be working in that it has allowed her to be active again.
Parenting two kids with a sick mom is difficult, but the baby has grown up wonderfully and follows his sister around everywhere. The kids are a joy and it’s hard to look at their futures and see such struggle ahead.
Thank you endlessly for your generosity and support.