Early this morning, not even a month after receiving his diagnosis, my dear friend Valerie’s husband succumbed to Stage 4 stomach, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer. He died at home, with his family at his side. He leaves behind his wife, their two brilliant, intelligent and creative school-aged children, and an army of friends and family who will miss him terribly.
Words cannot express how devastated we are by this news. He received a clean bill of health after a full physical six months prior to diagnosis. He was only a few years older than I am. Far too young, gone far too soon.
If you are able, I’d like to encourage you to donate $5 to the Serio Family Fund to get them through this rough time. I know the great majority of you do not know this beautiful family, but everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by the tragedy of cancer. I’d ask that, if you can, please donate $5 to this family in honor of someone you know and love, in order to make their struggle in the aftermath of this tragedy a little easier.