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Help Kyle Kick Cancer

$115,100 of $135,000 goal

Raised by 837 people in 6 months
Created November 4, 2018
Kyle's Village
on behalf of Jennifer Henricksen
We recently found out that Kyle Henricksen has stage IV Pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his stomach lining. At age 35 this is extremely rare.  (Almost all patients are older than 45. About two-thirds are at least 65 years old. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 71).  We’ve seen 2 different oncologists through Kaiser and felt their treatment plan just wasn’t a right fit. After calling pretty much every major cancer center in the US we ended up meeting with a GI oncologist at Stanford and really liked what he had to say. So, we’re choosing to start a trial at Stanford that Kaiser does not offer. We feel that the best chance to beat this aggressive cancer is with the best, at Stanford. We’ve decided on a treatment plan and hope to get it started in the next week or so. The outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of amazing. I know we have a long hellish road ahead but he’s strong and with the strength of our village I know we’ve got this. Every time my phone goes off it’s a reminder we’re not in this alone and we appreciate all the love and support during this fight.

-Jenn Henricksen

For those of you that do not know Kyle Henricksen personally, here is a short bio of the amazing Husband, Father, Uncle, Son and Friend that he is.

His ability to bring laughter to any situation is beyond words. If you need useless trivia or unusual facts, you can always depend on Kyle to inform or entertain you.


Kyle and Jenn met through a mutual friend and knew from the very beginning they were meant to be together. Marrying a short time later at the young ages of 20 and 21 the sky was the limit. Shortly after they were married Jenn’s mom passed away and being the selfless people they are, they took on the responsibility of raising Jenn’s little sister Destani (age 5 at the time, now 18) as their own. Just babies themselves they were determined to make it work together.

Kyle started his law enforcement career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, after 3 years there he transferred to the Pleasanton Police Department where he has worked to serve and protect and lay his life on the line daily for the last 10 years. Kyle has made many friends along the way but has said his favorite thing about his job is interacting with the community and making people laugh.
Zoey (11) and Cohen (9) are Jenn and Kyle’s biological children and their daddy is the light of their lives. But it doesn’t stop there. Kyle lost his brother three years ago to a heart condition and are now raising their niece Alyssa (17) as their own as well. Their hearts are as pure as gold.  

Most of their free time is spent with friends that are family. From camping and fishing, to Sunday BBQ’s or just random get togethers. Friends and family are always near.


The Henricksen family has always been very giving and put the needs of their family, friends, and loved ones first. It’s our turn to give back to them. There are many people who have asked how they can help, and we all know that medical bills will be very high. 100% of all monies raised will be given to the Henricksen family to be used wherever needed. 

Kyle is determined to beat this. And we know that the village that surrounds him will be there every step of the way.

Here is a small video to make you smile. Zoey and Kyle staying positive. -and a true picture of his fun loving personality.


Jenn and Kyle are overwhelmed by the amount of love and support our village has shown them in such a short amount of time. The road will be long and hard, but we will never leave their sides. Here is a thank you message from Kyle and Jenn.


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Update: We met with the kidney specialist today. He didn’t have any definitive answers but his initial gut feeling is that Kyles kidney issues, the swelling, and high blood pressure (that’s getting increasingly higher) are all being caused by 1 of the chemotherapy drugs. He consulted with Dr. Fisher and they decided to give kyle another week off of treatment. They started him on a high blood pressure med {Ironically the same one I’ve been on for years... Dest said “relationship goals” } and he’s taking this week to get his blood pressure down. Next week he’ll have more tests ran to try and confirm the chemo is the culprit, from there we’re not sure what the plan will be. The kidney Dr also ordered an additional EKG, he’s concerned about Kyles new issue of being short of breath at night while trying to sleep. Even though the Echo on his heart came back normal a few weeks ago, he wants to double check and make sure it’s all good. The kidney Dr was absolutely amazing and is being very thorough, we once again feel like we’re in the best hands. While this all isn’t necessarily the “best” news, the bright side is Kyle has been feeling GREAT and his hair is growing back... hence that sexy beard!!!

#KylesVillage #KyleKicksCancer #TeamHenricksen #HisFightIsOurFight #WeStillGotThis
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Update: Kyle met with Dr Fisher today to go over the results oh his kidney ultra sound from Friday and thankfully there is no blockage, unfortunately his blood work came back and his kidney levels are higher than last week. His Dr has decided to refer him to a kidney specialist so we can find out what’s going on. One concern is that the immunotherapy he’s on may be causing his immune system to attack his kidneys, if that’s the case it should be easily corrected. We won’t know for sure until we see the Dr. though. Because of this there was no treatment again today, kyles slightly anemic still but not so much so that he needs another blood transfusion. We’re hoping to meet with the specialist this week and get enough answers to be able to continue treatment next week. I want to say a very special thank you to Kyles mom, the best mother in law anyone could ask for, for taking the day off to go with Kyle to his apt today since I’m still in FL with my girls. On a great note Kyles feeling great, this small break may be just what he needed to get some of his strength back.

I know I’ve asked before but I have to ask again. Please send us all the prayers, good vibes, thoughts, and well wishes that you guys possibly have We need answers so we can continue our fight. Thank you #KylesVillage we appreciate and love you all so much

#KyleKicksCancer #TeamHenricksen #HisFightIsOurFight #WeGotThis
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Update: We met with Dr Fisher this morning. He let us know that Kyles kidneys aren’t doing very well so there was no treatment today. He’s taking Kyle off of the meds he takes for the swelling as they could be what’s causing his kidney issues. We’ll go back on Wednesday for blood work and if his kidneys are doing better we’ll go ahead with immunotherapy, if not they need to run more tests to see what’s going on. We’re pretty confident it’s just the meds he’s been on and that everything will look better on Wednesday. I joked with Kyle that every time we meet with his Dr I anticipate getting definitive answers and that’s just never the case... I guess it’s just par for the course during treatment. His Dr did however tell us that of all the patients he’s treating in his drug trial Kyle is in the top percentage of patients reacting exceptionally well and having great results on this drug, so while it wasn’t the “best” news we’re still doing really good! Kyle mentioned on the way home “it’s hard to get upset about NOT getting chemo!” Lol He’s put his body through Hell the last 7 months maybe this couple week break is exactly what he needs to finish this fight.

Thank you if course to our VILLAGE... we never ever feel alone.

As for this coming week please send us all the prayers, good vibes, thoughts, and wishes that the tests are more positive and we can continue treatment

#KyleKicksCancer #KylesVillage #TeamHenricksen #NeverGiveUp #HisFightIsOurFight
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Update ~ We met with Dr. Fisher today to go over Kyle’s latest scans. He pulled up the scans from when he first started treatment in November and his latest ones from last week. The tumors are almost undetectable!! When he first started he had multiple areas of fluid around his liver and kidneys, most likely from the tumors, and those have all cleared up. You can no longer see any sign of cancer on his pancreas and only a small area is still barely visible in his stomach lining. It’s not completely gone but it’s very close and it’s still shrinking! They did however find some fluid around his heart that his Dr is pretty sure is from the swelling (which is an unfortunate side effect that Kyle hates) but just to be sure we have to go in and have an echo done to make sure his heart is still pumping correctly. He’s also now anemic which is another unfortunate side effect, because of that he needed a blood transfusion, which he did today and although it took forever {apparently it’s not like most medical shows, it took almost 4 hours!!}. So with those two things going on his Dr decided to skip his normal treatment today and give him an extra week off to try get him feeling better. Another thing we discussed is the possibility of going off chemo completely and just staying on the trial immunotherapy. We will revisit everything next Monday when we meet with Dr. Fisher again. While this was an extremely long day and there were some unexpected things that popped up it was still really really good news, the cancer is nearly gone!!

We are forever grateful to the amazing staff of Drs and nurses at Stanford, I can’t say it enough how incredible they all are. To our village who is always right there for us, checking in and supporting us through all of this, friends, family and strangers... Thank you will never be enough, we love and appreciate you all so much

#KylesVillage #KyleKicksCancer #TeamHenricksen #HisFightIsOurFight #BetterTogether #NeverGiveUp #Grateful #GoodNews #CancerSucks #WhatYouFocusOnExpands #EternalOptimist
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