Todd was diagnosed this past Thursday, June 19, with advanced pancreatic cancer. Next week they're visiting with doctors at leading medical institutions to find the best team to help Todd win this battle. They hope to get through these decisions quickly and begin treatment the following week. They've tried to reach out to as many of you in person as they could, but it's been a bit overwhelming. They are humbled by all the support and prayers already received. It has been incredible, especially as they are still digesting the news too.
Many are asking how to best help the Fertigs. We've created this donation page to fund the family through the journey.
In the coming months, Michelle and Todd are putting Todd's health as their top priority. Todd is taking a hiatus from work effective immediately. And Michelle will need to take time off from work to support him. Additionally, the Fertigs will have to take on special healthcare costs as they look to break the boundaries on what is thought medically possible in terms beating this cancer.
With this changing focus, they will need our support to sustain their basic needs -- from paying for childcare for their three children to maintaining mortgage payments to stay in their home. We would love to see them not worry about finances during this time, and have some resources to afford meaningful experiences with their family and friends in the weeks and months (and years!) ahead.
Please join me in supporting this awesome family.
-A family friend