September 19, 2019
“In December of 2018, Philip found out he had prostate cancer. While we were still deciding how to deal with my diagnosis, Carol collapsed from losing blood internally. We discovered that she had a large cancerous tumor, and on Christmas Eve she had the tumor removed along with her stomach, spleen and part of her pancreas.
My surgery had to wait until February while I became Carol’s caregiver. I have recovered and Carol is receiving ongoing cancer treatments to prevent the cancer from returning. She is getting stronger every day and so far the prognosis looks good.
Even though we have Medicare coverage, the expenses for medicines, scans and physical therapy services add up quickly while travel advisor income suffers.
We have been blessed with the love and prayers of our relatives and church family. The area we never expected support from was our fellow travel advisors and TLN family. As much as the monetary grant helped, the thoughtfulness was of equal value to us. We were so humbled and touched by the support from the Family Bonds Foundation that we resolved to “pay it forward” by doing whatever we can to support the foundation.
I would encourage every one of our TLN advisors to support the work of Family Bonds Foundation. There is no better way to be there for our fellow TLN members when life takes a turn for the worst.”
– Philip and Carol Doyle