After the passing of our daughter, Natalie, at 25 years old we were—as expected—devastated.
Natalie was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 14. After very aggressive chemo and radiation therapy, Natalie was declared in remission. Heartbreakingly, one and a half years later the cancer returned.
Natalie was given stem cell treatments twice and, after several months, was again proclaimed in remission.
At that point, despite a long struggle, Natalie bloomed into a beautiful young lady enjoying her musical endeavors and moved to New York City for two years to learn sound engineering.
Eventually, Natalie started experiencing issues with her lungs. We were told that her young lungs were very badly scarred from the many radical treatments she endured ten years prior.
While this was not good news, Natalie continued to fight. Albeit, her scarred lungs had developed into Pulmonary Fibrosis. And in 2010, at the age of 25, she lost her long battle to survive.
Natalie’s Angels Foundation was established in 2010 in order to keep Natalie’s memory alive by providing aid to other young people who are both fighting cancer and trying to live their best lives and remain in remission.