Marathon Runner Kristin Ebberts

Kristin Ebberts’ personal experience with Pancreatic Cancer has fueled her desire to focus on improving her own health, and the health of everyone in her life. Kristin lost her beloved father, Stan Neher, to Pancreatic Cancer in 2012. Losing her father to this disease pushed Kristin to take a long, hard look at her own… Read more »

Survivors Talk About Surgery

For this installment of the Project Purple Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Series, we will be hearing from survivors who had surgery as part of their pancreatic cancer treatment. Only a small percentage of Pancreatic Cancer patients are diagnosed early enough to be eligible for surgery. It is estimated that only approximately 15-20% of patients are eligible… Read more »

Marathon Runner Joy Anderson

Joy Anderson was just twenty years old in 2002 when her mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, Joy was a sophomore in college in Lincoln, Nebraska when she first learned of her mother’s illness. Joy’s father, Jim, had gone into the hospital for knee surgery. His wife, Sharon, developed intense… Read more »

Runner Brian Reeves

Brian Reeves began working as a volunteer fire fighter in 2002, with a long-term goal of becoming a professional fighter. When he started volunteering, he discovered that the physical training needed to become a firefighter was extremely challenging. He knew that if he wanted to make it as a fireman, he would have to become… Read more »

Survivors Speak about the Emotions

This blog post is the first in a series of entries geared towards those who are fighting and living with Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer has a very high mortality rate, with only six percent of patients surviving for five years after receiving their diagnosis.  Furthermore, the treatments that are currently available for Pancreatic Cancer are… Read more »