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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.
On Saturday, September 16 after many tests, our dad, Kevin Dunn, was told he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rapid form of dementia. It is a rare disease that changes the prions in the brain, he is literally 1 in a million being diagnosed with this disease, there are only 300-400 cases in the US at this time. It is a terminal disease, with at most a year to enjoy, though our dad was told he has a progressive and aggressive form.
Our dad won't let this get the best of him, however. He wants to donate his body to science, but also wants to help those with the disease by participating in research prior to meeting his Father in Heaven.
In mid to late October, Kevin will make a journey out to San Francisco to the University of California CJD and rapid dementia lab to participate in research. Our mom, Chris, and some of the Dunn sisters will make the car trip venture with him. He is looking forward to this trip, as he has said to us he wants to go out helping others with this disease. Truly, our father is one in a million.
We are using this page to keep you posted of our dad's journey, and his living wish to help others. Our family appreciates prayers, well wishes, great stories you have to share of our father, (he loves to hear them) and if you want to donate towards our self funded journey, please feel free. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact one of us via facebook or on this site. Our dad, mom, and all of us appreciate all of your kindness and support.
Kaylea, Sarah, Michaela, Gina, Andrea, & Elizabeth