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    • #10408

      For those of you, especially Southern Route, who know my wife Pat – aka Hobbit.  On Nov 9th she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer.  She had her first round of Chemo yesterday. Prognoses looks good, however she will not have any hair for the run, which she plans on making.  So far she is feeling well and in good spirits.

      Dennis Schwartz – Pop


    • #10409

      I pray for a swift recovery.   I hope she is able to make the Run.

      Central Route Staging Team 2019
      Southern Route Fuel Team 2017
      Central Route ATW 2016
      FNG 2016
      HM1 (FMF) Ret. 1979-1999

    • #10411


      Please give your lovely bride a big ole hug from Ziptie. Prayers ascending for her and I look forward to seeing her in May and giving her a big ole hug in person.

      Tom Wistrand


    • #10412

      Wishing only the best for her.  Words going up.

    • #10415
      Diann McKeeDiann McKee

      Oh man, Pop.   Wish I could give Hobbit the biggest hug ever.   I know for a fact that she’s got the strength of a lion in getting through this.    But that doesn’t mean there won’t be tough times–as you and she already know.   Like Ziptie, we can’t wait to see her in May and hug her in person.   You be sure to tell her that we’re all here for her and will do anything to make the Run better for her.   Give her our love.


      Diann "Mojo" McKee
      Director of Risk Management

    • #10416

      Prayers up.  Hope she is able to do the Run…

      Ride Safe, Ride Often!!
      Viet Nam 70-71
      US Army (Ret 1993)
      CR Participant 2014 & 2015 & 2019
      CR ATW 2016, CR ATW 2017, CR ATW 2018
      AZ PGR
      AZ ALR Post 108, Prescott Valley, AZ

    • #10426
      Doug WalkerDoug Walker

      More prayers for Pat from the Pacific Northwest. Fight the good fight and we hope to meet you BOTH in Ontario.

      Doug & Shirley Walker

      CR Chase 4

      CR Chase 4 '14, '15, '18, '19, ('20*)
      Sgt USMC 62-66
      Chu Lai 65-66

    • #10428

      Prayers up Brother.  Please call if you need anything.  We look forward to seeing you both in May.

      FNG 2008 SR
      Stager 2009 & 2010 SR
      Participant 2011 SR
      Ambassador 2012-2013-2014-2015 SR
      Ambassador Lead 2016 GP to DC SR
      Honorary Ambassador 2017 SR
      Ambassador Lead 2018 SR

    • #10429

      Prayers for you two!! She is a fighter! See you two in May!


    • #10432

      She will get through this, as you will also, because she’s strong and has the prayers of alot of family. Rather she’s able to make the run this year or not she will be with me in my heart. Thinkin of you. Scott (Caretaker)

    • #10433

      Prayers going up!!!!!!!!

    • #10438

      So sorry to hear.  We will still love without hair.  Tell her that positive thoughts are coming her way. I hope you are doing okay.

      Barbara Sutton
      2012 FNG, ATW, 2013, 2014, 2015,
      2016, 2017 Southern Route Fuel Team,
      2018, 2019 Participant, Flag Escort

    • #10644

      Prayers and warm thoughts going out.  I’m an 2019 FNG so you don’t know me yet but I’m a survivor of male breast cancer and went through the surgery and chemo route.  Not fun but it’s doable.  Make sure she stays up with the Neupogen or similar after infusion therapy to keep those white blood cells on track.  Hair grows back!  Virtual hugs!!

      2019 FNG
      Antioch, CA

    • #10688

      Pop, how’s Pat doin? Scott (Caretaker)

    • #11004
      AvatarTop Sarge

      I had a e-mail from Hobbit this week cancer has shrunk by 48%.  She sounded very upbeat and said to keep the prayers and virtual hugs coming.


    • #11263

      Update on Hobbit.  Yesterday Pat had her last dose of strong chemo.  Now it’s back to MD Anderson next week for more tests and an evaluation.  The last time that we were there her tumor had shrunk 48 percent so we are hoping for more good news.  So far she has not had any of the major side effects of chemo except for losing her hair and a little lose of energy at the end of the day.  The next plan is one dose of a different type of chemo once a week for 12 weeks and then surgery, but that is subject to change.  Thank to everyone for all of the prayers, posts, texts, cards and calls.  She is planning to personally thank everyone in May.

    • #11269


      Hugs and prayers are continuing to ascend for Hobbit from us desert rats in SW Nevada. Anticipating the moment we see you both in Ontario and can give the real deal HUGS.

      Pelican……& all other birdies down here..


      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

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