On April 2, 2020 my father, Peter A. Krause passed away at the age of 73 from a 6-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
This pic above was taken prior to his first round of chemo. He was able to complete 8 rounds in total before the side effects of treatment prevented him from proceeding. I wanted so badly for him to beat the statistics. I know he did too. And he put up a good fight.
Due to how quickly my father decompensated I'm still struggling with the reality that he isn't here. I listen to saved voicemails and look at old pictures. I reminisce with friends and family over how generous, verbose and accomplished my dad was.
He certainly wasn't perfect, as we all have our imperfections. But I miss him deeply & I would give anything to hear one of his bedtime stories or listen to him sing. Maybe give him one last neck rub and tell him "I love you" and "you're my favorite too".
Running has always been a source of comfort for me. And I've grown accustomed to "chatting with my dad" during these times. In life, he was my greatest cheerleader.
Before my father passed, I promised that I would run the NYC Marathon again. This time, in his memory with Project Purple.
I have every intention of keeping that promise but could use a little help from my friends & family.
I know everyone is hurting so I appreciate any contribution that you are able to make. Your funds could assist in prolonging the life of someone else's loved one and pave the way to a longer life living with pancreatic cancer.