My father was an artist that had natural born talent, he continues to be an idol to me. No matter how much time he had, he never lost sight of his family and his love for us.
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.
My mother, Anna Ricci, was a giver. She truly loved God, her family and her friends. She had a great sense of humor and could laugh at herself and make others laugh. She always knew how to make people feel special and cared for.
I am very humbled as an 11-year pancreatic cancer survivor. I am not the one who deserves this honor. It is all those who cared and supported me throughout my journey (and continue to do so), who are the heroes. I do not say that lightly.
I was diagnosed March, 2017 with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. My son’s perseverance and insistence is why I am here today. I am also alive to say to others, never, never ignore your symptoms, press the doctors for tests and exams, have your tumor biopsied so they know what kind of cancer you have, as not every PC is the same and the treatments are different.
My long-time friend Dan Czarnecki was a kindhearted man with a big smile. He was always quick to laugh and was such a pleasure to be around.