Welcome to the CaringBridge website. Some of you know why you are here and some don't. If you don't, let me apologize for making an announcement like this so impersonal but here goes.... I have cancer, yep, I said it, cancer. There just is no way to sugar coat it but at least I can say it (type it) without fear of your reaction. It's so hard to say and makes me so sad to see the genuine fear or pity in peoples eyes. Please understand why I am telling you this way. Also, know the mere fact you are here means you are someone special to me. I need all the prayers, positive vibes, love, whatever you have to give I need it now. I am using this wonderful website to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement and thank you for visiting.