Kathleen DeRose

First post: Sep 28, 2022 Latest post: Feb 2, 2023
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, Kathleen (or Koki, as her family endearingly calls her) was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. It was a surprise to her and to the entire family as there has been no family history of it. Kathleen was persistent to find the answer to what was going on with her as she wasn't feeling quite right and luckily found a great GI doctor who performed a colonoscopy and was able to locate the cancer. Most doctors would not perform a colonoscopy because of her age. We got really lucky.

She currently has a wonderful team of doctors working on getting her cured, but we have a marathon in front of us. The process, from start to finish, will take at least a year. She will need support and love from us all during this time.  If you can help in any way (by taking her to the doctor, taking Happy for a walk, delivering meals, sending her loving messages of support, etc.), I know she would greatly appreciate it!

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