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In 2013, the Warren's Warriors team made our first apperance at the walk, now organized by Zero. At this point, Warren was healthy enough to walk with us. The goal was to celebrate him, support him, give him the love and support to keep fighting. We even surprised him with team t-shirts.
My dad was so fortunate to have had such amazing medical care. The doctors and nurses who helped him in this journey made a difference in is fight. Not only did he receive great medical care...he received compassion which fueled his hope, which made him stronger to fight. He benefitted from other men's willingness to try experimental treatments and did the same for future patients.
Two years later, he got worse. The cancer had spread.
As his daughter I struggled with how I could actually help him. I am no doctor! What could I do? I couldn't fix him. So I asked. I asked him. I asked his doctors. I asked the nurses. I needed to gain some control over a situation that was uncontrollable. I am a list maker to stay organized...so I made a list. We maintained a list of all his medications so we always had it handy. From there we created a log of all his doctor visits, treatments and test reports. Having our own medical chart came in handy and the ER medical staff appreciated it...and made checking into the hospital easier. This book I created gave me the sense of "doing something".
During his fight, he needed several platelet infusions. He and I had both donated blood in the past but after I found out that platelets are harder to come by, I started donating platelets. I now can "do something" for someone else. I owe it to him to continue his fight against prostate cancer for other dads impacted by this disease...because it is what he would do.
My goal is to be a top advocate, fundraiser and make a difference while in Washington, D.C.
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