I’ve been using September to raise awareness for childhood cancer, as it’s the “designated” month for childhood cancer. In reality, everyday is a day for awareness when you have gone through what we have. I look around the stores and besides seeing Halloween decorations out before school started, I’m now seeing Christmas themes. If, Read More

15 years ago today our country experienced a horrific tragedy. We will always remember that day so clearly. We remember those who lost their lives, those brave rescuers and those who lost loved ones. Paul and I were living in the DC area at the time. Paul’s apartment was just blocks away from the, Read More

Shane Joseph Metzgar of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania passed away after a brave year-long fight with cancer on Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence.  He was 19 months old.  Shane was born July 11, 2013 in Abington, Pennsylvania, the beloved son of Paul J. Metzgar and Michele Metzgar (nee – Hunt); cherished brother of Chase, Read More

With heavy hearts, we want to let everyone know Shane passed away yesterday morning. He went peacefully. This past weekend was a challenge as Shane took a turn for the worse. Time was of the essence. We were able to take final pictures and make various keepsakes with him. More importantly, we were able, Read More

The page has been quiet. I know a lot of you have been contacting us and checking in to make sure everything is going OK. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. The truth is, Shane’s not doing well. We haven’t posted in a bit because we were letting all of this soak in. We took our, Read More

The last time I updated everyone, Shane was scheduled for his g tube surgery so we could administer chemo at home.He has since had the surgery (2/9) and finished up radiation (2/10). According to the radiation oncologist, Shane had met his threshold and while we were scheduled to have 5 more sessions, it was, Read More

We would first to thank you all for your well wishes, prayers and motivation. Last week was rough. Like all new roads on this journey, there is an adjustment period. There are times that are so hard. I can now look back and be amazed that we got through some of those roads. Those, Read More

I wish we had better news. Shane’s cancer continues to grow in his pancreas and now has spread to his brain. This was a shock to all of us, but this is the nature of the beast we are dealing with. Shane is getting a CT scan and will start radiation next week to, Read More

As we move into the new year, we wanted to take the time to thank all of you for your support through these tough times. The love and support that we’ve received from all of you, has been incredible. We are truly blessed. Thoughts and prayers gets us through each and every day. Shane, Read More

Goodbye 2014! On December 31st, we were supposed to celebrate the end of our journey with Shane’s last chemo. Whether we would have rung a bell or thrown a party, it doesn’t matter. The celebration would have been short lived and we would have had to pick ourselves up higher than we have in the recent, Read More