by John Whitley
There are many things on Thanksgiving Day for which we are grateful. Some of us are grateful for things that most of us take for granted. Nyack resident John Whitley tells the hopeful story of his journey as a pancreatic cancer survivor.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Whitley encourages people to support The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a wonderful organization that provides essential support to patients and their care-givers as well as tirelessly lobbying for increased funding for research.
Each year, pancreatic cancer receives only two percent of federal cancer research funding despite the fact that in 15 years pancreatic cancer will be one of the top three sources of cancer mortality.