In 2019, Julie Weiss, Hirshberg Foundation Ambassador and ‘Marathon Goddess’, began running 52 Races for 52 Faces in a year-long challenge to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Every race included a special dedication. Survivors and loved ones shared stories of hope, love, loss and resilience. Together, they showed the journey of patients and the people who love them. This is one of the heartfelt Never Give Up stories shared.
By: Victoria Phillips
My mother, Marcia Phillips, had a heart of gold. She loved her kids and grandchildren more than anything on this earth. She was selfless and would give you her last and not even tell you. She was the sweetest, softest human you could ever meet. She had the biggest heart and the most beautiful voice.
My mother was diagnosed in 2015 and battled pancreatic cancer for 3 long years. She fought pancreatic cancer like a cold. Through the chemo, radiation, unnecessary surgeries she had fight. Even with such a terrible disease she never allowed it to get her down enough that she couldn’t take care of someone else.
I want the world to know my mom was a GREAT mother. This world lost an angel but heaven gained one.
Stories from families & friends touched by pancreatic cancer often show the resilience and courage of the human spirit. Loved ones dedicate their time and effort every day to fight for a cancer-free future and every journey helps pave the way to a cure. Share your story, make a dedication and help raise awareness today.