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Dan’s Story
On June 29, 2018, Dan received the diagnosis that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer.  An active member in both the national, Eastern PA local, and collegiate soccer communities through refereeing and playing, we hope to support Dan as his gives his cancer the red card and sends it off for good.  A lover of the beautiful game, an avid runner of road races like the Broad Street Run, a son, husband, friend, colleague, and family member, Dan has touched the lives of many people.  Please join us in showing our love and support for Dan as he battles his PC.

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Journal entry by Krissie Pannullo

We're at Einstein for Dan's third round of chemo.  He gets bloodwork done before the session starts and then sits down with the nurse practitioner.  Today's visit with her was full of so much positivity.  She said he looked really great and after chatting with us about his at home quality of life and how he is feeling, she stated he is doing amazing, significantly better than what she is used to seeing.  She expressed how happy she is to see such an improvement in his demeanor and said her long term goal is for him to run a race again!

We are hoping more than anything this means good news when he gets his scan which is scheduled two weeks from now.  His NP seems very optimistic that this will be the case.  Dan is also getting an extra recovery week after this session.  Having that extra week to feel good and work on gaining back weight will be huge!

There is still a long road ahead, but for him to have turned such a big corner in a little over a month is just incredible.  We are so grateful for the amazing care he is getting and for all the support you all have shown us.  ❤

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Tom Mallon | Jul 11, 2018
Dan, it is time to pull the red card on this cancer. Myself, and all of your fellow referees are pulling for you to beat this thing.  Thoughts and prayers are with you and please know you are not alone on this journey.  You have the middle and will always be backed up by your AR's.  God's speed for a smooth battle and a speedy recovery.
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Joanne Neal | Jul 9, 2018
Dan, Kristen and Family - Life strikes us with free kick opportunities at all times....aim straight, kick hard, and score big...you'll beat this ugly disease!  My heartfelt thoughts are with you and praying for you and your team of doctors to get you well and back out on the field.
With all sincerity--
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