Angels for Becky in Memory of VKIII

It is with a heavy heart that I have to speak about the passing of our friend, classmate and "family" member Victor Kerns III. He had been battling cancer for the last year and a half and his battle came to an end on Wednesday evening. 

If you knew Vic you knew he had an appetite for life! When he walked into a room, he immediately made friends. He was the eternal front man of the evening. He would talk about his favorite band or some moving poetic rock lyrics. Strangers became instant friends by the end of the night and he had 5 new phone numbers to prove it.

He took on cancer just like he took on life.


If it meant wearing a robe and UGGS to the grocery store after a chemo treatment, he did it with style. Only Vic could get complimented on his fashion forward ensemble as he walked, sauntered, danced and shimmied down the aisle. No doubt the compliments poured out because of course, he was donning a boa around his neck as the pièce de résistance. Becky would just giggle and loved his spirit.

During all this time Becky had been his rock (and roll). Even though at times, she will tell you, he had been hers. Aside from Vic's cancer, they were unfortunately surrounded by cancer within their own immediate families as well.  At times, I was unsure how two people could be so strong with everything they had on their plate. The friends who reached out to Becky asking what she needed or how they could help, she would frequently respond with, "I can't think of anything or I'm fine". She denied help for over a year and a half. Vic was in the hospital for the last two months of his life and still, her answers were the same. She stayed by his side and held his hand for two months, and bounced from the hospital to her 18-year-old daughter, who had been fighting her own cancer battle.

I told her today that she had given so much to taking care of Vic that it was our turn to give back and offer some relief.

I am asking for your assistance to help Becky with Vic's funeral costs and unforeseen expenses she may need in the wake of his passing.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to this page for her benefit in Vic's honor. #CampaignBelieve  


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