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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Rick Pearson. Get started by reading the introduction to our website.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.



Rick was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and the cancer has metastasized.  Rick has undergone several chemo and radiation treatments and has had significant surgeries to remove tumors.  Rick's cancer has deemed terminal years ago but through much treatments, prayer, and sheer strength, Rick has continued to beat the odds.

December of 2004 it had spread to his plueral lining of the lungs.  After that point, it has been continous chemo treatments and also radiation treatments to rib areas and lower back.  After unsucessful treatments, he was put on clinical studies at Mankato and the University of Minnesota.
March of 2010 he had major back surgery from top to bottom...a 15 hour surgery due to cancer around his spinal cord.
His determination led him back to work!!!
The end of November 2010 he was having difficulty walking again and discovered more cancer on the spinal cord and the top of his neck and brain.  He underwent more back surgery and radiation to the brain.
On January 2011 he was very short of breath...admitted to hospital and was put into hospice care.  He was doing well at home until Feb. 7, 2011 when he fell and broke his femur.  He had surgery on the 8th and remains in the hospital at this point.

Rick and Wendy, his wife of 7 years, reside in Mankato where Rick has proudly worked in the service department at Mankato Motors since 1991.  Rick grew up in Le Sueur, MN where his father, Bud (Charles), still resides.  Rick is the father of Emily and Dan (Kayleigh) Pearson, and the brother of Linda O'Malley.

Ricks' ongoing battle with cancer has put considerable financial strain on him and Wendy.  There was a Pancake Benefit on January 30th at Hilltop United Methodist Church, Mankato
If you would like to make a donation, send to:
Rick Pearson Benefit Fund
US Bank
312 Raintree Rd., Mankato, MN 56001
The money raised will go towards the daily/medical expenses of Rick and Wendy.

Please visit this website as often as you'd like and send love and support to Rick and his family through this difficult time.


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Prycilla O'Malley posted a new journal entry.

I would like to leave my email address for any of you wanting to keep in  contact pearsonw@hickorytech.net.  Again, I thank you all so very much on your wonderful ... Read more

Prycilla O'Malley posted a new journal entry.

I would like to leave my email address for any of you wanting to keep in  contact pearsonw@hickorytech.net.  Again, I thank you all so very much on your wonderful ... Read more

Courtney Scott signed Rick's Guestbook.

Wendy, I echo Kari and Terri's thoughts, I wish there was something I could do to help ease your pain.  I lost an aunt I was very close to almost two years ago to cancer ... Read more

Terri Price signed Rick's Guestbook.

Hey Wendy, just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you a lot.  I hope you're doing ok.  I know this is so very hard.  I wish there was something I ... Read more

Kari Simon-Benning signed Rick's Guestbook.

Wendy, I wish there were words or something that I could do to ease the sharp pain of losing such a wonderful man.  I think of you so many times every day and we talk ... Read more

Adeline Riha signed Rick's Guestbook.

Wendy, Wanted to just let you know that I'm thinking of you and hoping that each day seems a few seconds shorter than the one before.  If you need a break, call and we ... Read more

Shari Schroeder signed Rick's Guestbook.

Wendy, you and the family are in my heart at all times.  Rick is truly at home with God now.  God has a good man with him, although he will be truly missed here.  Take ... Read more

deb miller signed Rick's Guestbook.

Dear Wendy, Please remember you are not alone. God will give you the strength and courage to keep moving forward with each day. All of your friends and your family will ... Read more

Prycilla O'Malley posted a new journal entry.

I believe this comes to an end of our journey on earth with Rick...but a beginning of eternity that we will share.  He so much enjoiyed reading all the comments you had ... Read more

Prycilla O'Malley posted a new journal entry.

Here we are...all of Rick and family. We made it to church inspite of the snow.  Leave it to my sister Pam that she got stuck in a snow pile at the church parking ... Read more

Adeline Riha signed Rick's Guestbook.

Hi Wendy, Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you!  Enjoy the memories of the pictures you are putting back in albums and scrapbooks...that will give you a ... Read more

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