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Valerie Mcwhorter

Valerie McWhorter

LETS KEEP ROBERT MCWHORTER'S MEMORY ALIVE! Please help me support Colon Cancer Coalition by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Colon Cancer Coalition's great cause! Additionally, you can ask me how you can get involved too.
Together, we can make a difference!

You all knew Rob. If you didn't , then I wished you had a chance to know him. Although he wasn't in my life nearly as long as I would have loved, I am blessed that he was in my life and will always be in my heart. I knew after our 3rd date that we were meant to have a life together. When he was 35 years old, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and battled it for 9 months before it took his life. He was the strong one but seeing him cry for the first time when the news sunk in was the most difficult thing to bear along with watching him get sicker despite the surgeries and chemo and pass away while I was taking care of our 5 year old daughter. Our daughter wrote an amazing essay about the nurses that took care of her dad while he was in hospice and I know Rob would be extremely proud that she has been accepted to UVA Fall 2022. Although it's not an experience I wanted her to have, especially at 6 years old losing her dad, she continues to want to go the PreMed route. She wanted to help those like her dad but we'll see which path she chooses. He have many heroes in our life that will never be forgotten from those that took Rob to his appointments and stayed with him while he was doing chemo, those that took care of our daughter when she couldn't be with her dad, those that took turns staying with Rob at night at our house to make sure he didn't fall down (he was bigger than me, well everybody is), and those that stayed with him in hospice until the end and just spoke to him. I do know that he was listening even if he didn't seem like he was. It is hard to believe that it's going on 11 years this March that he died. Life is shorter than we know and I cherish spending time with my family and friends and know that we love you. Please cherish those you love and I hope that you will consider making a donation to the Colon Cancer Fund or join our team and race with us, whether it's for Rob, yourself, or someone else who is battling or may have lost their battle to colon cancer.

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