Hi, I'm Tia's co-teacher and close friend, reaching out to all those who love and support Tia and John Van Cleave.
I am going to give you a very short version of John and Tia's journey, please know this skips over many tests, scans, emergency visits, emotions, side effects, tears, laughter, pain, etc.
John was diagnosed in April 2022 with pancreatic cancer. In June 2022, John started his first round of chemotherapy, followed by seven more rounds. In November 2022, John and Tia met with doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester to find out that the current chemotherapy was not working, so they started a new plan. Currently, John is in a clinical trial with the wonderful care team at Mayo in Rochester to try to fight this cancer.
As you can imagine, this has been a difficult time for both Tia and John. They are dedicated to keep fighting this battle, however, they could use your support to help cover daily, medical, and travel expenses. If at this time you are unable to help support them financially, they would love your continued prayers, words of encouragement, positive thoughts, and love you have shown them throughout this journey.