Alexander Palios and Dino Verrelli’s lives followed such similar paths; they seemed almost destined to become friends. They both attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and met through a mutual friend at Alexander’s church. Unfortunately, as they soon discovered, both of their lives were forever changed when they lost their fathers to pancreatic cancer. Over time, they… Read more »
My Name is Tonia Smith. As a survivor, I feel compelled to take action that will make a difference in the lives of Pancreatic Cancer patients and their families. Project Purple is an organization which will allow me to combine my passion for running with my passion for Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy.
When many cancer patients learn they must undergo chemotherapy, often one of the first things they wonder is, “Will I lose my hair?” Many, but not all, chemotherapy drugs cause hair thinning or hair loss. While some patients lose only the hair on their heads, other patients lose eyelashes, eyebrows, leg hair, and so on…. Read more »
I recently spoke with Project Purple Board of Directors member Bryan Lively. As he happily shared details of his work, family, volunteerism and recreational pursuits, I couldn’t help but wonder how he does it all. “I lead a balanced life. I have a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality and I am always looking for the… Read more »
Many cancer patients experience mental fogginess during or after cancer treatments. These problems, known more commonly as ‘chemo brain’, can be extremely frustrating for cancer patients. Chemo brain may be a transient problem, or it may last for years. What is Chemo Brain? Chemo Brain is the term used for several cognitive changes cancer patients… Read more »
As a young man, Ryan Welsh lost many of the people who helped shape him into who he is today: his grandfather, his father and his mother. Though these losses were incredibly difficult and painful, Ryan is doing all he can to channel his experiences into something positive for others. In April, 2017, Ryan is… Read more »