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: Robert Hollawell Sr.
A 15-year survivor, Robert is a warrior and survivor who remains very determined and never quits! He is a family man who tries to be the best, husband, father, and pop-pop to his grandkids. With everything he has been through in his life – pancreatic cancer, surgery, neck disc replacement surgery, a heart attack, stent surgery and daily pain – he continues to have a strong faith in God and that shines in him. He always does what is right, not what is easy.
Robert has a great smile and personality, he is loving and loveable, hardworking, kind, compassionate, strong, generous and selfless. He puts others ahead of himself. He has taught his family and set the standard for what a friend, husband, father, and grandfather should be – simply awesome. Oh, and he’s very funny!
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.