Our dearest friend and coworker Kathy Hopkins is currently battling her third courageous fight against cancer. Even with her recent diagnosis, Kathy comes to work with a smile on her face, song in her heart, and a joke for any ear around.
Kathy was first diagnosed with stomach cancer approxiatemly 6 years ago and liver cancer a few years later. After having the cells surgically removed twice, Kathy has been able to enjoy the past three years cancer free. But after a recent visit with her doctor, cells have been found in her lungs and pancreas. As a testament to Kathy's strong will, she recently had cell surgically removed from her lungs, and returned to work with pep in her step just a few short days later. Kathy will have to undergo surgery again in September to remove cells from her pancreas, and we're all praying for the best possible outcome.
Kathy is our office's number 1 Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Not only does she know about each of the players, she knows the game of football. The same enthusiasm you see as she cheers on her Steelers is the same enthusiasm she has as she encourages her patients, their families, and her colleagues. She is a devoted wife to her husband Troy, one of nine children to her amazing mother Annie, and a dedicated coworker for over 15 years who is adored by all her colleagues. Because she has been so loving towards us, we want to do all we can to help her smile shine brighter. Your donation will assist with the Hopkins family's expenses, but also allow her to rest a little easier at night. Most importantly, we ask that you keep the Hopkins family in your positive thoughts and prayers. Even if you are not able to donate feel free to leave words of encouragement not only for Kathy, but also her family.
More information on Kathy's progress will provided as she shares it with us. We thank you with our whole hearts as you help us help Kathy kick cancer.
UPDATE 9/9/2017: It has been a week since Mrs. Kathy has had her second surgery and she is doing as well as expected. Thank you everyone for you support be it by text, call, prayers, positive thoughts or donation; they all have an amazing effect on her recovery. We are still going strong with our campaign, and look forward to continue to Kick Cancer with Kathy.
UPDATE 8/29/2017: First I'd like to thank Michelle Inge and Chimelle Prince for putting together so many amazing ideas. We were all able to join together tonight at Texas Roadhouse to spend quality time with Mrs. Kathy as a family, but Texas Roadhouse also donated 10% of our purchases towards Kathy's fight, so thank you to you all. Second, I'd like to thank each of you for your donation and helping us not only reach, but exceed a major milestone. I had taken a moment to pray around 8:30pm that we'd reach $1000.00 by midnight tonight, and by 9:00pm we exceeded that amount! So with that being said, again THANK YOU, and continue to pray and send your positive thoughts for our Kathy.