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  • September 09, 2016

    Ten years ago today, Michelle and I were married at a beautiful vineyard in Connecticut with so many family and frien... [more]

  • June 20, 2016

    I've posted at length elsewhere, so I'll just send you over there—I am in Washington, DC this week meeting dire... [more]

  • May 30, 2016

    The following is the eulogy I gave for Michelle both in Portland and in Connecticut for the dual memorial services, a... [more]

  • May 09, 2016

    Michelle's East Coast memorial service details are set. Calling hours are at Saint Dunstan Church in Glastonbury, CT ... [more]

  • May 03, 2016

    Michelle Marie Petruzzi, 36, of Portland, OR, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016, after a brief but incredibly ... [more]

  • May 02, 2016

    We have finalized plans for Michelle's funeral and memorial service this week. Michelle will be cremated and the memo... [more]

  • April 30, 2016

    I am so very, very sad to report that Michelle passed away yesterday about 1:30pm Pacific Time at the OHSU ICU. I was... [more]

  • April 25, 2016

    We are in Seattle for a few days and today Michelle was seen by a pancreas specialist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alli... [more]

  • April 13, 2016

    Today we got some more very hard news. We've learned that the second chemo, FOLFIRINOX, also has not stopped the canc... [more]

  • April 08, 2016

    We've had a fair amount of things going on lately. March and April have been kind to us!Late last month, we took our ... [more]

  • March 20, 2016

    We've revamped the website! Expect more color, more photos, and a brighter look to things from now on. Michelle is fo... [more]

  • March 16, 2016

    After an exhaustive comparison of over twenty clinical trials, we had determined that one fit the bill—a trial ... [more]

  • March 10, 2016

    It's been a long time since our last update. We had mostly been on a course of just holding steady and making progres... [more]

  • February 11, 2016

    Michelle has completed her first month of chemo infusions, had a week off, and now has started the second round. All ... [more]

  • January 20, 2016

    We are now one week into chemotherapy and have seen marked results. Michelle has been able to lie down to sleep for m... [more]

  • January 10, 2016

    Michelle has been seen by a second hospital system, Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University... [more]

  • January 03, 2016

    We made a page about how we can use your help. [more]

  • December 27, 2015

    We've got some pretty major news that has all come about very recently. Being open with the news is helping us to tac... [more]