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    Hello everyone...kids and I wanted to update things for ya's...we are in a home now..took a bit over a year but we made it...My son R-E passed into sixth grade with straight A's and he received two very prestigious awards,one from the President and one from the Blue Mountain School District itself...made me very proud,,,Venus passed into fifth grade with straight A's as well!! We are still financially struggling..but who isn't...slowly but surely we are establishing some sense of normalcy.Things are definitely different and I remain hopeful we will serve Ralph's memory honorably and go from existing to living once again!!We hope everyone is doing well and we wish ya's the best with everything you and yours endeavor upon!!

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      GregP_WN

      Valarie, thanks so much for the update and I'm happy your doing as well as you can. We wish the best for you and the family.

      over 3 years ago
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    I hope you are hanging in there!! :)

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    Thank you to those who have written and wish the kids and I well....a very special thanks to whomever contacted Gretchen from Tray-pak Co.here in Pennsylvania...she gave my kids a Christmas to remember and I am internally grateful.To those who are mailing...I am new to this and just figured out how to get back onto this direct web page...so hang tight and with any luck I will be able to log-on more fruequently now!We hope everyone had a safe yet awesome holiday:)!!Still feeling sad and numb....dealing with alot of personal questions that sadly will never now be answered by I am trying to deal with it all as it comes...especially for our kids...son's birthday is today(R-E,his fathers intials..RalphElwood,is what gave us R-E),he turned 11,he had a very rough night last night,he misses his dad far more then what he lets on and it is very heartwrenching to watch...Venus our daughter(9)is doing ok...she too has her moments but they are coping they best they can....May everyone have a great NEW YEAR!!

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    Valarie asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Are there any organizations and/or groups that help cancer victims children with the holidays?

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      CancerAdvocate

      There are many organizations who offer toys/food around the holidays. Most of them receive their nominees from the hospital or treating facility. Speak to the social worker where your husband was treated and see what resources are available. Also see if they offer a support group or bereavement group for children of cancer patients - we offer one at our hospital. You could also check with ACS or Livestrong or Patient Advocate Foundation or Cancer Care. I admire you for trying to put your kids first for the holidays, but please do something for yourself also. They need you and you need to avail yourself of whatever resources are out there for you also.

      about 5 years ago
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      Valarie

      Thanks for the information..we were in contact with someone who heard of our situation and helped the kids have a great christmas and I will contacting the hospital about counseling for us all!Hope you had a great holiday season!!Happy New Year:)

      almost 5 years ago