In 2003, Kathy and Phil became husband and wife.
“We just got married and we had all the hope and the
However, four months into their new chapter, Phil was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer, one of the fastest growing and most aggressive cancers. The two had to pivot from planning for the future, to navigating a life-altering disease.
“It was devastating because it was a grim diagnosis. He just had the wind knocked out of his sails. He fainted in the office.”
Once they had the results, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center had a plan for Phil to begin treatment for the following Monday.