Why We Created StrongMom™
StrongMom was created to support Kerrie’s family. Kerrie was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2014 and subsequently had successful surgery to remove the tumor. However, today she is fighting for her life after a single chemotherapy treatment.
Kerrie’s story is heartbreaking and miraculous at the same time. Throughout her journey, there has been a recurring phrase used by family and friends to describe Kerrie…”She is SO strong, she can beat this”. Therefore it was fitting to start a campaign in honor of Kerrie that describes the type of woman and mother she is and always has been…StrongMom…launched October 2nd, the day Kerrie became a Mom.
StrongMom is a symbol of strength and fortitude for our dear friend Kerrie and for all Moms who have shown everlasting perseverance in difficult times.
StrongMom is an organization originally created to provide financial assistance to Kerrie’s family. But today all funds raised are passed on to organizations like Advocates for Universal DPD Testing (AUDT) who are making strides to make testing for DPD/DPYD deficiency required prior to the start of chemotherapy with 5-FU (Fluorouracil) or Capecitabine (Xeloda).