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9/2/2016 Latest post:
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.
Mike has been diagnosed with cancer. He went in for some blood tests which showed elevated white blood count. He has been through multiple tests. Further testing is needed and scheduled for next week (9-7-16) to determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Anyone who knows Mike knows that he is extremely strong and yet extremely caring. He is a wonderful husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
I would encourage anyone and everyone to please help any way possible; whether it is through prayers (they DO work), providing care, meals, rides, hugs, phone calls, or financial support. I've (Patty) turned the corner from sadness to fight mode. We are tough Irish folks who have been through our fair share of "stuff" in our lives and this is just the next fight for us to win together.
Please share words of encouragement and support here to keep everyone fired up for the battle.