David’s Story – His wife of 51 years shares his story and tells of the deadly side effects of Capecitabine

My husband of 51 years, David McIntyre, passed away in the ICU at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, OR on December 12, 2018.  David was diagnosed with Stage 1 Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) in July of 2018.  He had a successful Whipple surgery and recovery, had clear margins and no metastasis, and was … Read more

July 7, 2018

It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we inform all of you that Kerrie passed on to a better place on July 7, 2018. Although we are truly heartbroken, we are also relieved that Kerrie’s suffering is now over. The lifelong celebration of her can now begin. We would like to thank each and … Read more

Kerrie’s Update: May 2016 by Glenn Prettitore

Again, I’d like to thank all of you who continue to keep Kerrie and the rest of the family in your thoughts and prayers. Also thank you to all who have emailed, sent videos or visited Kerrie. As you know, it is these types of gestures that are critical to Kerrie’s progress. I apologize for … Read more

A Simple and Cost Effective Way To Avoid Severe Toxicity From 5-FU and Related Drugs

The following data is from an article in Medscape from 2012. Onco Drug Personalized Medicine (ODPM) in Angers, France has created a multi-parametric approach to testing for DPD Deficiency. This test has been proven to be more accurate then previous screening methods. The “ODPM Tox Test” uses a 2-pronged approach by combining genetic testing along … Read more

2nd Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament by GoatGear

On Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am – 6:00pm, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual 3-on-3 CharityBasketball Tournament at Mt Carmel School Gym in Ridgewood. All proceeds raised from this fundraiser go directly to Kerrie Prettitore’s family. Last fall, the Ridgewood community came together to enjoy a very successful 3 on 3 basketball fundraiser to … Read more

Kerrie’s Update: October 2015 by Glenn Prettitore

First of all, thank you to all of you who continue to check the site in hopes of seeing an update on Kerrie. As I’ve said in the past, one of my main goals has always been to keep you better informed on Kerrie’s progress through more frequent updates. However, continued medical/legal battles at every … Read more

A special thank you to Atalie’s Hope Foundation

We wanted to take a moment to thank Atalie’s Hope Foundation for their very generous donation. Scott Inguagiato and his fiancé Atalie Bernic both went to High School with Kerrie. Scott reached out to us recently letting us know that they wanted to make a donation to Kerrie’s family in honor of Atalie who had … Read more

Manhasset Bootcamp Supports StrongMom

A wonderful group of Manhasset women surprised Kerrie’s sister, Lauren, when they all showed up wearing StrongMom gear. Thank you ladies! What a wonderful example of StrongMoms! If you have a group and would like to put in an order, please contact us to help simplify that process. Thank you all for your love and … Read more

A mother and her son.

We just wanted to share this amazing photo. We’re seeing some nice improvement this week and we hope it continues. Wonderful visit with Liam yesterday. If you haven’t already read Glenn’s post recapping the past year, you can read it here.