Help Kyle Kick Cancer

$114,100 of $135,000 goal

Raised by 826 people in 4 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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Quick Update: Kyle had standard infusion today, he’s officially half way through this round. Everything went pretty normal, he did get sick unfortunately though. His labs came back and his WBC is on the low side again so they gave him half of the normal dose of chemo. They said starting his next round they’re going to include a medication that will help to keep his WBC more in the normal ranges. Now we’re ready to enjoy his “treatment break” by spending some much needed time with our gremlins...

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UPDATE: Kyle had standard chemo today and we had another huge win (well maybe not huge but still pretty big) he didn’t get sick I’m so incredibly happy for him, on the way home he said “did you notice something about today?” I said “yep! Just not jinxing it by talking about it, and not to sound too condescending but I’m proud of you ” Infusion went as planned and with no incidents!! He is still experiencing some pretty uncomfortable swelling, his Dr wants him to get another ultra sound to check for clots so we’ll head to Kaiser in the morning for that (Stanford radiology closed before his infusion finished so we couldn’t get it done there). Traffic on the way home was typical but honestly I didn’t even mind! Im totally engrossed in a pod cast called “Crime Junkies” that dissects unsolved crimes around the US and it’s soooo good! My “cheer” hangover was definitely real this morning (hence my disgruntled selfie with him while he’s snoozing on the way there) and I was low key jealous for about 2 seconds that he got to sleep... of course that quickly changed since I know he was gonna have a much harder day than me...

Thank you to our phenomenal village for the calls, texts, thoughts, prayers and good vibes!! Special thanks to my amazing biz partner for the yummy treats We appreciate you all so so much!

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*Update* Kyle had his immunotherapy today. It went how it typically goes, he got sick right before infusion started, as soon as it finished {literally down to the last drop} he started reacting. I am just so glad that this med seems to be working because watching Kyle suffer through this once a month is torture. He got the usual Rigors and elevated heart rate so they gave him meds to counter act everything. They work quickly but knock him out. Since he reacted they kept us there for an hour after for observation. His oxygen was a little on the low side so they gave him some while he rested. We got out of there about 5:30, traffic wasn’t terrible (I have a new found love of pod casts and they seem to really really help to give me something to focus on while driving besides the Bay Area traffic) so we got home about 7:45. Kyles pretty exhausted and it’ll be a couple days before he’s feeling better.

I know I’ve mentioned it before but his nurses at the infusion center are absolutely amazing. Today I had to pull the emergency cord {when he started his reaction} which is super scary but they’re so amazing and make us feel so comfortable through all of this. Even after he’s feeling better they pop in just to check on us. Even his Dr called today to check in even though he’s out of the country speaking at a conference. Stanford is just amazing, I can’t say it enough

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Update: I’m a little early on this, Kyle just started his infusion so we’re currently at Stanford but today was such a good day I can’t wait until we get home. We met with Dr Fisher {Kyles oncologist} today to go over his latest scans. At the end of December the mass on his pancreas was measuring about 4 cm. The CT he had a week and a half ago shows the mass on his pancreas has shrunk so much they’re unable to get an accurate “size”. He still has a couple spots in his stomach lining and a small spot on his liver {they initially thought wasn’t cancer but is now shrinking so they think it may be} but those are all shrinking as well. We are so incredibly excited for this news. Dr Fisher is keeping him on the same regiment for now, including the trial drug that they’re seeing great results with! He let us know that typically on a trial this would be the point they’d stop administering it if it wasn’t working, so the fact that they’re keeping him on it is a great indication it is working! Getting this news brought me to instant happy tears and has given me a new strength to fight, even harder to get him better... sooner rather than later.

So far infusion is going well, he still has anticipatory nausea so he got sick but with the help some meds he sleeping peacefully and lost in his favorite playlist. His white blood cell count is right back up to normal and we’re hoping to be out of here and on our way home soon!!

We are so incredibly grateful for all of the prayers, good vibes, well wishes and constant support from our amazing village! I know full well it’s because of the strength of our Village that we’re here and receiving this news. Please please keep it coming! I want him cancer free this year

#KyleKicksCancer #KylesVillage #TeamHenricksen #HisFightIsOurFight #CancerSucks #WeGotThis #WontStopFighting #HeWillBeatThis #NewStrength #FeelingLucky #BetterTogether #MyHoney #MyLobster
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Raised by 826 people in 4 months
Created November 4, 2018
Kyle's Village
on behalf of Jennifer Henricksen
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