Life is crazy, but we're still going strong.
It's been a roller coaster of a year, but we're finally getting to a point where things are pretty stable.
As you may know, our dad passed away in January. Two weeks before he passed, as his mental faculties were slipping, the family gathered to say goodbye. At that time, my brother, Dan, and his wife had just found out that the were expecting their first baby. Thankfully, they were able to tell our dad while he still had his mind, before his liver failed and the toxins overtook his brain, and he was brought to tears of joy. Natalie Jane Schnurbusch was born on August 21st, so he never got to meet her, but there have been several occurrences that have suggested that he is still here with us, loving on her right by our sides.
During this time, Dan and Molly also built a new house and moved in, and my house had water damage and asbestos that had to be removed, which turned into a full blown remodel. Life has been stressful and exciting, but the Foundation is so very important to us. We have continued the momentum for this endeavor that we started as a promise to our father in January.
We are now officially a registered 501(c)3 with a full Board of Directors. We are thrilled to have tax-exempt status to carry on the work of finding a cure to neuroendocrine tumors. We have an upcoming 5k run/walk in just a few weeks on October 13th. Details can be found on our Events page. Finally, we are beginning conversations with the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation — the biggest foundation supporting research of this kind — to get advice and talk about potential partnership opportunities.
We so hope that you will partner with us in finding a cure to this cruel disease.
Until next time!