Pancreatic Cancer: Families Move On is a follow-up book from the book that was published on September 3, 2010, entitled Pancreatic Cancer: It’s a Family Affair. Ten years have passed for the families, and we want to share what has happened in our lives after the passing of our loved ones, and the one contributor who is a survivor of this very deadly disease. Our stories illustrate that life goes on, not as we all had planned, but in ways that may have surprised us all. In addition, the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation.
About the Author
Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc is the widow of Fred Strahs-Lorenc who died of pancreatic cancer on January 30, 2009. They were together for 33 ½ years and had 2 children, Sari and Ryan. In the 11 years since his passing, she has been with a fellow widow for the past 8 years. She held an engagement party for her daughter, a wedding in California, and has 3 granddaughters. She saw her son grow in his career, graduate from college and buy a home in Florida. She has changed jobs a number of times and works part-time for a non-profit organization.
This book is an important passion project for her to support others who have lost their loved ones, demonstrating how life goes on, and to support the research of the Lustgarten Foundation for early detection and an eventual cure for this deadly disease.