Nov 21, 2018 Latest post:
Jul 12, 2019
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.
Michelle began experiencing severe abdominal pain during the end of May 2018. She was initially diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at Skagit Valley Hospital, and has spent over 3 of the past 7 months in hospitals. After numerous tests and failed treatments, the doctors at UW Med diagnosed her with adenocarcinoma pancreatic cancer after an endoscopic procedure. In it's current state the tumor is inoperable, so she has begun aggressive chemotherapy (started on Halloween 2018). Michelle will likely continue chemo until at least March/April of 2019, at which point they will determine whether or not they can remove the tumor from her pancreas. She and her whole family are so thankful for all the prayers, well-wishes and continued support as we keep up the fighting spirit!