Welcome to Bill's CaringBridge website. Thank you so much for being a part of the Wolfe famiy's lives. Your friendship, support and love mean the world as they face this next chapter. In and effort to easily keep all of you updated this will be where you can find the latest information and updates on the coming journey. Your messages of hope and encouragement are always welcome and Bill, Sarah, and the kids will take strength from you... their tribe.
How to begin this story? Well... it's about an amazing guy who fell in love with a spit-fire of a girl and together they made a beautiful dream into an every day reality. After twenty-two years they're the family we all look to... the ones who are getting it right. Two kind, smart, level-headed kids to keep the house busy, pets to keep the house a little crazy, a house that is a home in every sense of the word.
Bill and Sarah... two people we look to as the best examples of kind and generous humans, involved members of the community, caring neighbors, dedicated and loving friends... have been blindsided in the worst possible way imaginable. This February, Bill was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer... which, we know, can be very treatable... and, originally, his prognosis was good.
After his initial diagnosis, Bill's doctors moved as quickly as possible to schedule him for surgery to remove his thyroid and adjacent lymph nodes. It wasn't until surgery had started that the devastating diagnosis was discovered. In the most cruel twist of fate, the surgeon discovered the cancer Bill has is not the easily treatable kind.
Of all the different types of Thyroid Cancer you can have, Bill has Anaplastic thyroid cancer, one of the fastest growing and most aggressive of all cancers. The cause of anaplastic thyroid cancer is unknown, it is extremely rare and is found in about 1% of patients with thyroid cancer. And... the prognosis is not good... probably a year. We could tell you more, but it's heart-breaking to write it out, so if you'd like to learn more you can visit these sites:https://www.thyroid.org/anaplastic-thyroid-cancer/http://www.thyca.org/atc/about-atc/
Moving forward... Bill will be working with oncologists and clinical researchers to find the right treatment path for him. As a family, Bill, Sarah, Liam and Lauren will be spending as much time together as possible... making memories, sharing precious moments, and cherishing the time they have as a family.
Here's where we can use your help:
We would like the Wolfe's to be able to go wherever and do whatever feels right to them... spending time together, making those memories... without worrying about the money. In an effort to help eliminate any monetary barriers, a GoFundMe page has been set up. Yes, there will be doctors to visit and decisions to make, but there will also be dinners to have together, movies to see, and trips to the beach and we don't want lack of funds to get in the way. Please consider making a donation in any amount that feels right to you and know you will be helping to shape... and ease the burden... of this important chapter in Bill and Sarah's lives. Please find information about the GoFundMe page under the "Ways to Help" tab above.