In October of 2005 my husband, Paul, was diagnosed with Advanced and aggressive Prostate Cancer with a PSA of 142, a Gleason Score of 9, Stage 4 Cancer already in his Lymph nodes. HE WAS 54 YEARS OLD!! He died 14 months later And so our journey began. He, I and our two daughters in their 20’s then, began the exhaustive job of research, doctors visits, attempting to get into trials, phone calls, tears, anxiety and pulling together as a team. We would take this dear man anywhere for a cure or at least an extension to his life! We went to Duke, NIH, Hopkins, GW, U of MD etc. etc. Talked with countless specialists and the answer was always the same. Hormone therapy followed by chemo, then times up! So my husband, the ever strong, healthy, slim, athletic, loving man died at 55 years of age. And a new journey started for me and my daughters, a determination to prevent this from happening any way we could to another family To know Paul, was to love him. We met in college where he studied Marine Biology, spent a semester in St Croix studying the growth rate of coral on the beautiful under sea reef. He then worked as an Environmental Scientist, became a wonderful husband and the best hands on Dad there could be. Soccer Coach, Science Fair Judge, endlessly supporting all the events at our daughters schools and of course the hauler of all that goes along with girls as they move into their dorm rooms in college. He got to help them move into their new home putting up blinds, ceiling fans, painting along side the girls he loved so much teaching them these skills. He died 1 year after he did all of this. But all through our lives wonderful memories were made! So we joined ZERO that year as TEAM NIKITUK and we advocate on the Hill, fund raise, spread the word about early detection every chance we get with just about everyone we meet. It is our mission to save men’s lives and help their wives, children and families get to spend as much time together with them LIVING and LOVING LIFE So, it’s been over 10 years running, and we are as dedicated and motivated as ever! And that is why I find myself on this page with all of you fighters trying to help.
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