Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, PAT discussed on TSMS Radio

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First off speaking with with us here tonight. And yeah, you do so many things actually, I'm I'm sure you, you know, people Pat on the back all the time you're very special with the time that you take into cancer research. Most importantly, you know, kind of touched a little base, you know, based on your bio of of why the interest of cancer research, and such, but, you know, that's that's probably something that comes from the heart. But what was there? Anything more than that situation that happened in your life that kinda got you really wanting to be into science industry and the research industry. I think for me, I've always loved science, you know. But it was it was mainly that situation. You know, and losing my mom that really just kinda just took my drive, you know, into into a whole 'nother level, it was just one of those situations where I just remember seeing her go through so much. And just, you know, remembering how sad I was how confused I was and not understanding that, you know, the only thing that I could think about was I didn't want another little girl to feel this way. It felt so bad that I didn't want anyone else that has experienced it. So you know from elementary school on up. I just I knew that. I wanted to be a doctor. There was nothing else. You know that I really thought about doing or that I had a passion for doing besides this and being in the industry now that I've always. Wanted seeing the patients that I do have and speaking with their families and having these great relationships with them, it only, you know, further my. Mondesir to to want to, you know, go even further or as far as possible into cancer, research, definitely. And as a young girl, you mentioned lament is that when you found out your mom was diagnosed. Yes, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was four years old. So I believe I was in about kindergarten, and then she passed away in the middle of my kindergarten year when I was six all while. So then my question is completely invalid, you know. Sometimes when we're a little older, you know, I wanted to know if you had ever even heard of that disease. But obviously at the young age of four years old, you have never even heard of what cancer is. So therefore like you said confused, you're scared. You don't know what it is? And then, you know, it's just something that no one's really prepared for because you know, I'm sure that she went through her chemotherapies and at the end, and then I'm quite through and then others go through their chemotherapy. And they they you know, they they get a couple more years in their life. But it's never forever. So, you know, I know that sometimes research, there's some classified things that can't really be said, you know, publicly, but what is it toward that geared towards the cancer research? And what is it about cancer reach? Research that we we all need to know as society because everyone has a family member or friend of a family member of someone that has cancer. It's that common nowadays. Like, someone has something. I mean, personally, I've I've had my grandparents like God father passed away from pancreatic cancer. And that was very very drastic as well. Because I knew him as a very healthy strong like thick phone, man. And by the time he was done. He was practically a skeleton. It's it was very graphic. You know what I mean? And I personally never really knew what cancer could really do to you into UCF in person. So what about cancer research that we as a community, and as a, you know, as citizens of the US I'd say that we can help besides just the fundraising 'cause there's a lot of all across for that fund cancer research. Absolutely. I would definitely say an understanding. Back before when when my mom was going through, you know, her cancer treatments, chemo, you know, was definitely stream Lee harsh it was it was insanely harsh for the body. And you know, it still is today there are certain chemo therapies that are a little less aggressive than others. But at the end of the day chemotherapy is sidled toxic chemicals going into the body..

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