Adam Deal

First post: Oct 12, 2017 Latest post: Jun 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 is a day I will never forget.  After days of testing, biopsy, blood work etc., a diagnosis was confirmed,  Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.   I closed my eyes and saw my life flash before me.  I immediately questioned everything I had ever done. Should I have turned right instead of left at some point? Should I have asked Amanda to marry me sooner? I saw our boys without a father and it broke my heart as they have been through so much already.   I've been to some dark places in the last 10 days and questioned everything.
What happened next was incredible.  The outpouring of support and love from our friends and family have helped me realize that we can get through this.  I have so much to live for and I will fight this with everything I have.  
There are not enough words to thank everyone for all they have done.  I can't thank our parents and family enough for their encouragement and love.  My wife is amazingly strong and I'm so lucky to have her.    Our friends, who have done everything from bringing food to decorating my hospital room with incredible Paw Patrol artwork, mean the world to us.  We are truly blessed and I will never take that for granted.