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Joseph’s Story

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Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in April 2000. He has faced many challenges with the diagnosis throughout the years but has tried to stay strong. The past few months it seemed his health had declined.  He had become fatigued and it was hard to be mobil. On October 22 he was taken to Torrance Memorial medical center in Torrance CA to treat an onset of pneumonia.  Further testing was performed and dad was diagnosed with  sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. Very Aggressive cancer of the kidney that has also spread. If he was in good health they would do chemo but with his parkinsons he cannot withstand it. We are researching other options of treatment but even with treatment prognosis bad.  We thank everyone who has sent good wishes and prayers to our family at this time.  Please feel free to sign the guest book.  Any and all positive thoughts, memories etc. will be enjoyed by my dad. He says he will be the 1% that beats the odds!!!  

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MISSING YOU AT CHRISTMAS TIME DAD.
SOMEONE JUST TOLD ME THEY ARE SURE YOU ARE CELEBRATING AT JC'S VIP PARTY TONIGHT. I AM CERTAIN THEY ARE RIGHT.  I WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN MY HEART. LOVE YOU,
YOUR DAUGHTER~GRETCHEN