Mary Ann & Dick Koch Mary Ann Koch

First post: Jul 26, 2022 Latest post: Apr 27, 2023
Welcome to our Caring Bridge website.  We have created it to keep friends & family updated about our Mom’s journey. Please leave your messages here, we will be sure she sees them.
In December, 2021, Mom was diagnosed with Non-small cell lung cancer/Adenocarcinoma. Fortunately, she was eligible for targeted therapy, which is an oral chemo tailored  for this specific type of cancer.  She has responded reasonably well. We’ve had some ups and downs over the past few months and in April a diagnosis of  Multiple Myeloma was added to the mix. During the past week or so Mom has has some pretty severe symptoms from the myeloma: nausea, deep body pain and extreme exhaustion. We are working with her Cancer Care Team to address these new symptoms and to make Mom as comfortable as possible.

Our family (all 129 of us) is working hard to support Mom and Dad as they travel this new road. Their love for each other has never been more obvious or more beautiful. They love visits, phone calls, texts, old fashioned snail mail and prayers!  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.