Will Lima is the owner of Northeast Barbers in West Warwick, Rhode Island. He and his wife, Karey, are hosting a fundraiser throughout the month of April at the barbershop for The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. Karey’s father, Scott Dutra, passed away from esophageal cancer in 2017. Karey has shared his story below:
Scott (dad) was diagnosed with esophageal cancer on November 23, 2015. As devastating as this diagnosis was, dad was optimistic that he would overcome this disease with the care of his doctor and with the love and support of his children and family. We thought he would have his surgery then go home and have a 2nd chance at life but unfortunately cancer had another plan for him.
Over the next 18 months, Dad would continue to spend most of time in the hospital due to complications. At one point, he was able to spend time with my brother and me at home, eating, laughing, and enjoying his life again. On December 26, 2016 we received the news that the cancer was back, and my dad had up to a year left with us. Dad was able to spend a couple more weeks at home with us but unfortunately, he ended up back in the hospital
My dad passed away on January 24, 2017 and as difficult as it was to lose him; it was equally a blessing because while he fought to the very end he suffered terribly. He is and will be missed every day of our lives. We hope we make you proud, we love you, dad XOXO.
Please join us in thanking Will and Karey by sharing this fundraiser and post with your family members, friends and on social media. Thank you!