Erik’s Family
was Unified

“This respite made us realize that
this is what it’s all about – the memories.”

Erik’s family was unified

“This respite made us realize that this is what it’s all about – the memories.”

Our Cancer Journey

Erik is 53 with a glioblastoma. His diagnosis was a huge shock and it turned his family’s life upside down. He can no longer work which has produced financial hardship for the family, and put extra strain on his significant other.

Erik is a dedicated father and companion to his significant other, Kate, and he greets each day with a sense of humor.

Erik’s oncology team at Tidal Health in Maryland knew that a respite experience would give the family an escape from the daily all-consuming cancer treatment Erik endures.

“I was diagnosed with terminal cancer in June. I don’t know exactly the amount of time I have left, but it is very important that I spend as much quality time with my three children as I can. I have been unable to work due to my diagnosis, so it’s been difficult to find the finances to do these special and important things with my family. An FPS respite will allow us to leave cancer behind and spend time together.” – Erik



Our Break From Cancer

Erik and his family traveled to Woodloch Resort for a Travel Respite and enjoyed precious time together. Watch their video testimony to see how respite benefitted their family!

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Our Stories

Our Travelers take a break from what life with cancer has become with doctor visits, surgery, tests and treatment. Through a unique gift of time together, they create priceless magical, memorable moments, experience immeasurable joy amidst devastating crisis, confront cancer hardships together and find emotional healing, hope and happiness during an uncertain and tumultuous time.


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