Joel’s Story

Site created on January 13, 2021

Joel Steven Pulliam was diagnosed with metastatic cancer on January 7, 2021.  He had no symptoms until mid-December when he started feeling tired, eventually noticing a lump in his neck. He is the picture of health having yearly physicals and running 10Ks as recently as July. This site is to keep everyone up-to-date on his progress as he is loved by so many. I encourage you to go through the photo gallery to learn about this extraordinary man I have been blessed to call my husband for 29.5 years, and counting.    Much love,  Ann 
So many have asked how to help. We have plenty of food and I am working on getting an Amazon wish list going.
For now, generic gift cards (Visa/MC/AmEx), food delivery cards (UberEats/DoorDash), or grocery gift cards, would be most helpful. If you are so inclined, for security please send gift cards to to Ann Pulliam, c/o Steve Farrell, P.O. Box 8308, Reston, VA 20195, or electronically or 703-786-4637.   Packages can be sent to Ann Pulliam 10510 Hunting Crest Lane, Vienna, VA 22182.

We are so grateful for your love and friendship. Bless you!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Ann Pulliam

Hello all,

It was a bumpy week, but things have settled down so we can enjoy Masters' weekend.  

Joel started the new treatment for his cancer. It is a daily pill, which is much easier than infusions. The complications with his lung are under control thanks to his new drain that we use at home. 

Fortunately, we have nothing else to report at this time. As my dad Walter has taken to saying, "No news is good news at this stage of my life."

Thanks for following along with us.

Ann and Joel






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