Hello, my name is Kathy, and I live near Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have taught migrant and bilingual students for more than 35 years.
My EHE was discovered in the spring of 2018, in both lungs. I cried at first, scared and not sure what to expect, but I decided to be as emotionally strong as I could for family and friends.
I am married with two sons, two stepsons, their partners and spouses, along with four beautiful grandchildren. I also enjoy spending time with my brother, his wife, my niece and her husband, and their young daughter. So many reasons to remain healthy!
I love to travel within the USA and abroad, as well as hike, bike, and golf. I’m trying to figure out pickle ball and also enjoy sewing and knitting as quiet pastimes.
My initial oncologist had no experience with EHE, and said that if he ever had to have cancer, he would want my type. That put me at a false relief, I believe, because I have since learned of all the twists and turns this type of cancer often takes. I don’t want others to feel sorry for me, but EHE can be fatal and more research is needed to find a cure.
To those who can, please donate to The EHE Foundation.