Hello friends and family,
It's been two whole years since we've been allowed to do that walk thanks to covid but now we are once again raising money for the life saving efforts of Duke university. The wonderful people there did everything they could for my father and every other patient that walked/walks through their door. They don't just treat the disease... They treat the spirit as well. They offer Hope when every other hospital basically said you're doomed. They gave my family more time. Time is something we all take for granted. For a terminally Ill patient, time is everything to them. With that time my father was able to have another round of holidays with us and so many more unforgettable moments. All this extra time was given to us by Duke and my fathers unfaltering fighting spirit. My family will continue to Hope and pray for a cure so that no other person or family has to endure what my father and the rest of us did.
Duke really is hope and much much more. The small amount we donate a year can never show how much we appreciate what duke has done for my father. But we also know we cannot raise enough on our own. That is where you come in. $5,$10 whatever you can spare will help. Every cent of your donation goes towards experimental trials and hopefully towards the cure to this terrible disease. So please help to save someone else's life.
The shappell family.