Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. As most of you know, in March 2017 Joan was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer. Since then, the cancer has been managed through treatments. Recently, however, Joan's body has not been responding well to treatments and with her oncologist's recommendation, we have decided to stop treatments to focus on quality of life.