Dad and Me

Returning

Hey there. Remember me? I’m back.

I’ve been struggling with this post for some time; it’s the reason it’s taken me so long to get back into blogging. I feel a bit odd just jumping back into my usual posts with no explanation. Yet, I’m not quite ready to express my thoughts and feelings about certain events that have taken place over the past six weeks. So I’ll keep this short.

On August 29, my father passed away after a 6-month battle with pancreatic cancer. I learned a lot of things during the past month, and I’m hoping to one day share some of what I learned from the experience. For now, let me just say that cancer is a horrible ordeal for a family to go through. I sincerely hope that none of you have had to or will have to ever deal with it.

One thing we can all do, regardless of whether cancer has affected your own life, is to do our part to eradicate this awful disease. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth deadliest type of cancer. It is nearly impossible to detect in its early stages, and, as a result, has a low survival rate. Luckily, there are organizations such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. They are doing their part to spread awareness and sponsor research to raise the odds of survival. The network donates over eighty percent of their expenses to the programs and services they support (the rest go to fundraising and administrative expenses). Donating and volunteering to help prevent cancer is one of the most important things we can do.

Let’s fight this together.

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    Hello! I'm Erika, a quiet girl living in the noisy city of Los Angeles with my husband Eric and my cat Cookies. I enjoy exploring new places, going on adventures, eating delicious food, and taking lots of pictures! >> Read more












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