Bob Saunders

First post: Sep 26, 2021 Latest post: Jan 28, 2022
If you know Bob, you know he is always on adventure and up for any challenge.  He works hard and plays even harder.   Bob was one of the healthiest people on the planet, working out 3 times a week and eating only healthy food,  until Cancer began to take its toll on his body.

How it began:    Following a ski trip to Mammoth in January, 2018,  he had a stomach ache and felt an odd mass near his appendix so drove himself to the ER to get it checked out.   On January 20, 2018, Bob had surgery to remove his appendix and those masses in his abdomen.  He was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma with Neuroendocrine Tumors and Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC), a very and aggressive  cancer.   Bob recovered  from that  surgery and  began bi-weekly chemo on February 20.   In August 2018, we got news that the chemo worked and he was cancer free -- just in time to celebrate his 60th birthday!

In August 2019, Bob's scans revealed that the cancer was back and he resumed bi-weekly rounds of chemo for the next year.  We explored every possible option but this cancer was sneaky -- it didn't show up on his scans.   In October, 2020 he had abdominal surgery which revealed the cancer had taken over his large intestine.  In June 2020, he had another surgery to discover cancer had taken over his small intestine and wrapped around his stomach. 

Despite weekly doctors appointments, chemo, scans and surgeries, Bob has been extremely positive and as active as possible.  He coached little league this spring and skied Squaw Mountain in April with our daughter, Kelli.  He continues to work for Morgan Stanley where he has been a wealth advisor in their Beverly Hills Office for 39 years.  This year our son Ryan, joined his practice.  We are so thankful for our Faith, Family and Friends and  know that every day is a blessing.  Thank you to our friends, family and community who have provided so much love and support throughout his  journey.  We welcome your continued prayers and support.

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