This summer started off great for Susan – her paddle board on top of her new Subaru living her dream… toes in the sand and nothing to worry about but the tide reaching her beach chair. Unfortunately this changed in late July when she started to feel nauseous, tired and very unlike herself. She was admitted to the hospital with Jaundice and through a series of tests and scans was told she should go to a specialist for a second opinion. She went to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and had an endoscope procedure and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This was devastating news. Looking on the bright side, the tumor blocked her bile duct causing the jaundice which in turn led to an early detection of the cancer while it is still quite small. Pancreatic cancer is a terrifying thing to be diagnosed with but there is nobody we know who will ask more questions, gather more information, plan, take charge of the situation and fight harder than Susan Halloran Young!
Susan has a tough journey ahead but we are confident that she has many more adventures and a long life ahead of her surrounded by family and friends! We will do our best to keep everyone updated on her progress and we appreciate your thoughts, prayers and good vibes. If you scroll down there is a place where you can leave thoughts and well wishes for Susan. We know she will appreciate all she can get!