Speech from the Celebration of Life service for my Dad

“Hi everyone, I’m Christy, I’m the baby of the family. First of all, we want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support over the last year since he’s been diagnosed; it’s been rough! Lots of ups and downs and more than once we thought we were going to lose him and he just kept fighting!…

“see you later”

This weekend my father went home to his Heavenly Father! He had a year long battle with Melanoma and fought every day, every minute to beat it! He was such a strong, loving, faithful father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend. We love you dad and will miss you more than you will ever know! Thank…

“You have fought a good fight”

Last week Friday, my dad had an appointment to determine next steps for him in this cancer battle and sadly, his oncologist explained that it was time to stop all treatment, he shook my dad’s hand and said “you have fought a good fight”.  Is it a good fight even if you lose?! He is losing his…

Back and Forth

I continue to struggle with what’s going on in my life, with my daughters anxiety skyrocketing and fathers cancer slowly taking over his body- I go back and forth about what to feel worse about; my daughters mental health breakdown or fathers future?! 😥 I try and think “find something positive” I always find the…

He Will Keep Fighting – our Cancer journey with Dad

This past Sunday started with an emergency trip to the ER via ambulance; my dad (who has stage 4 melanoma throughtout his body) was having severe headaches and yes, it turned out to be a brain bleed. We found out that he had a golf-ball size tumor on his cerebellum and multiple other lesions on…

More Cancer Found

About a week ago, I posted about my dad having an appointment with the oncologist and yes, more cancer was found in his spine. He can continue with his immunotherapy while having radiation on his spine, so that is a blessing, however it is disappointing that the cancer continues to find new homes in his…

Cancer Ribbons

I always see so many people wearing different ribbons and I never know what they are for, so I found this and thought I’d share 🙂 For my dad, who has stage 4 Melanoma, I will be sporting the ribbons in May! (Reposted from wheelsforwishes.org)

Daughter Duties

So another one of my roles, is being a daughter, I am the youngest of the 3 kids, yes “the baby”! 🙂 This role has been a little tougher lately, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma last December and it has been a rollar coaster ride ever since. I work in the medical…