I met Janet 12 years at while working at an after hours triage service where Janet is a triage nurse. We quickly became good friends.
Janet is an amazing mom of 3 children – Jack age 17, Emily age 13, and Charlie age 10. Janet has a genetic syndrome which puts her at high risk for developing certain types of cancer. Making it important that she have many medical appointments, routine screenings and tests.
Over the years I have worked with Janet, she was diagnosed with Thyroid and Pancreatic Cancer requiring, surgery and chemo. Luckily these cancers were caught early. Through all of this Janet has remained a constant friend and when my daughter was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer at the age of 14, Janet was there to support us. She even collected a gift from our coworkers so my daughter could go Jingle Ball.
During the summer of 2018 Janet’s husband Dave started noticing physical symptoms he thought were related to his job as an electrician. After a few short months of continued symptoms Dave was diagnosed with ALS. The diagnosis was devastating.
In January of 2019 Dave was rushed to the hospital with complications from this terrible disease. Dave, a Navy veteran who served in the gulf war, was transferred to the VA. He was never able to return home again. Janet and the kids spent as much time as possible visiting and caring for Dave. It was difficult and stressful year. Sadly, Dave lost his battle with ALS last month.
It has been an unimaginable year for Janet and her family. Losing a father and husband is never easy. And it has been especially difficult for Janet’s family. My Christmas wish for Janet and the kids is to try and brighten their days in any way possible.
Thank you for considering this Christmas Wish.
For the Specht Family's Christmas Wish - $2500 Kalahari Resort Gift Card for a fun family getaway! That will include Two Room Family Suite for 3 nights ▪ Waterpark admission ▪ Passes to Tom Foolerys Adventure Park ▪ Meals ▪ Massage for Mom (Janet) ▪ Escape room & Big Game Room arcade! They also receive $100 Visa Gift card for Gas, $200 Target Gift Card for groceries, needed household items, $500 Visa gift card for other trip expenses if needed.
Listen to Dave grant this final Christmas Wish of 2019!