Like so many others, my mom Laurie was diagnosed with Lung Cancer and courageously fought for years until she passed on May 7, 2021.
We found comfort in knowing she was being treated at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) by world renowned oncologist, Dr. Carbone.
Him and his colleagues made it possible for us to have more time with her because of the exceptional care and treatments they gave her. Laurie dedicated her life to being a devoted mother and Nana. No matter where she went, people were drawn to her smile, kind nature and empathetic soul.
Words cannot express how much she meant to her friends and family – and how deeply she will be missed. Laurie was simply too precious for this world. May her strength and compassion be an inspiration to us all.
Please consider donating in Laurie's honor, so that her love may continue to reach others.
November 2022 Update:
Laurie's husband and my father, Jon, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer in September 2022. He bravely fought while in the care of OSUCCC – James, alongside many of the same doctors and nurses who my mom got to know during her time there. My dad and I found comfort in their familiar faces as well as sharing stories of our memories of her with them. This brought my dad and myself additional closure from that time of our lives.
A very special shoutout to the team on The James 17th floor.
Jon’s disease was very aggressive and although his will was to keep fighting, his body could not anymore. Before he was able to receive any treatment, he passed away November 7, 2022. Exactly 1 year and 7 months later and in the same room as his beloved wife.
While losing both of my parents to the same disease within 2 years has been traumatic and incredibly difficult, I am very grateful that we live near such an amazing hospital.
My hope is that the donations given in my parents’ honor will fund research that will one day allow patients to have more treatment options and ultimately more time with their loved ones.