Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Creates Foundation to Fund Research and Help Others

Sheila Sky Kasselman was diagnosed with the most common form of pancreatic cancer in the fall of 2007. She completed chemotherapy, radiation and 'Whipple' surgery to remove her tumor. Nine months after her diagnosis, Sheila founded and dedicated Sky Foundation to finding an early detection for this daunting disease.

Sheila Sky Kasselman

Sky provides seed grants to researchers at Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, University of California in San Diego and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Next year will be Sky Foundation’s 10-year anniversary. Sky Foundation continues to raise awareness and fund research for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Sky Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to raising funds to advance research and increase awareness for the early detection and treatment of pancreas cancer.

Sheila Sky Kasselman , Founder - The Sky Foundation

To learn more about Sheila’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, her treatments, and life after the “Whipple” surgery, follow the link provided:

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Source: Curtis & Associates