A Grateful Family
Pam and John Patterson, Columbus, MT
Collection of Care
That June day was hot, the fifty mile trip seemed endless, the silence was deafening, and fear rode with us. The news a week earlier was devastating—my wife Pam was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She was sixty-one, full of life, and we had spent the last several years planning our future. Expand the ranch, spend time with grandchildren, travel, and finally a new house—the picture was perfect. One doctor’s appointment changed everything. Options were few, but quitting was never a thought, so that day was the first of many we faced on the infusion floor as Pam began chemotherapy at Billings Clinic.
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