FPS Families Take a Break Together at the Beach!
By Donald Wittkowski
It was a carefree day at the beach in Sea Isle City for Rosene and Matt Wenger. Matt playfully splashed around in the ocean with the couple’s two sons, Cayden, 4, and Keagan, 2, while Rosene tip-toed into the surf carrying their 6-month-old daughter, Kayleigh.
“It really allows us to get away from everything and simply focus on family and friends,” Rosene said, glancing toward her husband. “It’s priceless.”
The term “getting away” had much deeper meaning for the Wengers during their Wednesday afternoon beach outing in Sea Isle. For them, it meant a chance to temporarily forget about the trips to the doctor’s office and the chemotherapy treatments associated with Matt’s cancer.
They were part of a group of six families, about 30 people in all, enjoying a one-day “break” from cancer during an event organized by a nonprofit organization called For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.