Survivor Riding 42,500 Miles against pancreatic cancer

Luis Fernando Sanchez, M.D., Ph. D

Filed under: Fallen — admin @ 8:45 pm July 27, 2010

Dear Mr. Calaprice and all,

I lost my dear dad (Luis Fernando Sanchez, M.D., Ph. D) to Pancreatic Cancer 58 days ago, in Atlanta, Georgia… I was driving over to see him one day in April, when he was very sick, and as I was thinking about him and crying on the road when I saw your 40 foot trailer in front of me, like a sign from heaven to give me strength!!!   I drove up along side your trailer and honked and waved…  I hope the folks that waved back felt my true gratitude for what that moment meant to me.  I even took out my phone and took a photo (attached) at that very moment! 

I was so excited that I showed it to my family when I arrived to see my dad. 

Since he passed, I have been very actively involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and am now one of their Education Coordinators.  I recently received my first newsletter from the organization and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a full page article about your organization!!! I cried remembering the encounter I had on the road with you and just how good you made me feel on a really down moment. 

I commend your efforts and am so thankful for others like you who are passionate about spreading the word about Pancreatic Cancer!!!!!

Elisa Bowling

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