BY Adrienne DeNooyer

I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle, playing pickleball and taking long walks with my husband, Bill. But in April 2019, I started experiencing back pain and a loss of appetite for a couple of weeks. One night, the pain was so bad that Bill took me to our local hospital in Michigan. Doctors found a mass on my pancreas that turned out to be stage IV pancreatic cancer.

My family was in shock and scared when they heard the news...

Adrienne and Bill DeNooyer standing on a beach.