When using our Flex card for one of the co-pays at the Cleveland Clinic, we called and found out our balance was out. We called to ask if we could increase monthly pre-tax amount taken out of Kurt’s paycheck. They said only in the case of a “life-changing” event. We were really happy to know that this cancer will not be a life-changing event. These only include marriage, divorce, birth or death. We were really reassured that cancer is not considered a “life-changing” event.
On a serious note, if you’re here, you have heard the news. Kurt was recently diagnosed with head and neck cancer, but it’s one with a very high percentage (above 90%) of survival. He will have to have both chemo and radiation therapy for the next two or three months and after that, hopefully he’s in remission for good.
We thought this would be a good way to keep everyone informed about what’s going on in our lives. We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible for the kids. We told them each separately, because that way we could answer their age-appropriate questions with age-appropriate answers.
Thank you for your support, well wishes, prayers and friendship. It means a lot to us and will help us get through this more than you know.
Kurt, Lisa, Declan, Liam, Sydney and Ciaran