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Aug 12, 2018
Dear Family and Friends: Eric was experiencing abdominal pain at the end of May. After several ultra sounds, C Scans and an MRI it was discovered that he has Pancreatic Cancer that metastasized to his liver. So, the diagnosis is State IV Pancreatic Cancer. Our world flipped upside down but now we are determined to get it back. Eric's primary care doctor, Dr. Cecilia Kaesler, is Eric's biggest advocate (and an incredible doctor). She was a professor at USC and is well connected to the medical community. She directed us to the leading oncologist at the City of Hope. He currently has a patient with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer who is 9 years into his treatment. I'm holding onto this encouraging data. Immunocellular therapy is the cutting edge treatment for this type of cancer and is proving successful. Eric has an immune system like an Ox. It will pull him through this muddy trail (like the bike analogy?). Cancer causes blood clotting which put Eric into the hospital last week. He had several "mini" strokes and a pulmonary embolism. This is behind us.... hopefully treatments begin this week at the City of Hope. Eric is going to continue working and riding his bike (doctor said it was okay). But for now, he needs to recover from the stroke (the neurologist said he was a VERY luck man... he only suffered speech impairment). Words cannot express my gratitude for all the prayers and support. Eric is a loved man. He's my superman who will beat all the odds. I'll keep you posted as we continue with his treatments. Much love to all. Tricia