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UPDATE:

It is with heavy hearts that we are posting this.
Bob has passed away from stage 4 pancreatic cancer this morning.
Kyle, Caden, and Maddie are here again for this post. We are deeply saddened to let you all know that our dad has passed away early this morning. We are very sad but yet somewhat relieved that our dad is not suffering to this disease and sickness anymore. We just want to again extend our thanks and appreciation to you all throughout this journey. We know our dad is a warrior and we got to see it first hand. He stayed breathing until we were all awake at his side this morning. Thank you all for the support as my dad was often moved to tears to see how many people he had touched and loved throughout his career and life. Your support has truly kept him fighting and as we have had some family talks, we learned that he wasn’t scared and it is “just life” as he would say to us. He thanks and loved you all a million times over. #lokenstrong
100% of your donation goes to support Loken family during this difficult time.
Thomas Richards Charity’s purpose is to provide help and support to persons in need within my community. We deliver value through the design and execution of charitable acts in accordance with section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our community is defined as a fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals, in service of helping others.

 

Bob Loken : On Wednesday, October 21, at 7:37 a.m. I received a phone call from my family doctor. She shared I have cancer and at that moment I knew my life would be forever changed. After a CT scan of my stomach the previous day, they discovered I had a tumor in my Pancreas and spots on my Liver. My wife Meagan and I met with our Oncologist later that afternoon and the battle planning began!

The result was Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Next steps included scheduling an appointment to have a port put in my chest and over the next week and a half or so I’ll start very aggressive chemotherapy. For my chemotherapy, I will spend 4 plus hours at my Oncologists office then the next two days at home with a med pump continuing the chemotherapy. I will do this every other week for three months. After each three-month period, I will have another CT scan and my blood levels will be analyzed to check on my progress and then we will adapt from there. I literally watched my beautiful wife’s heart break as the reality of our situation hit her while we talked with our Oncologist.

So, what now…. the heck if I know…Ha! Since the day we received the news I have prepared for war! I have been working out and eating the best I can possibly can in preparation of potential treatment routes. I’ve loved and appreciated my family and friends deeply everyday and pray throughout the day to God for me and others battling cancer. I strive to continue to live my normal life. I have shared tears with many of you and have received so much love, prayers, and support! I learned from day one that it takes an army to battle cancer and preparations are being made to help support my family and I as this battle continues!

But, with this news I hate that it brings sadness to my family, friends, co-workers, and strangers I don’t even know. From day one it was especially hard to tell Stephen “Strong’s” mom, Marianna. Because I knew Stephen would eventually know. I was supposed to be there to support him and never in a million years would I have imagined he would be there to walk by my side as I battle cancer. He has sent me so many touching messages and videos to help me so far! This little warrior has taught me how to be strong for this battle!

Cancer, On day one you knocked me to the ground. But you messed up, because you knocked me on my back and when I looked up, I saw God, family, friends, co-workers, strangers, doctors, and nurses extending their hands to help me up. I’m up now and prepared for this fight, with all of you behind my family and me!

“-Warriors like me, we’re strategically designed for the struggle!

I am now a cancer Warrior!”

#lokenstrong

Love and thank you Bob Loken & Family

Thomas Richards Charity (TRC) is humbled to serve a close member of our family, Officer Bob Loken and his lovely family. Bob is husband and father to Meagan, Kyle 19, Caden 17 and Madison 14. We need your help! Now, more than ever, is the time to help others in need. 100% off your donation to TRC will goto help the Loken family during their time of need. The Go Fund Me fees are generously paid for by some of our amazing sponsors Buffalo Wild Wings, Mike Bashore State Farm, & Hammerschmidt Stickradt & Assoc. PC

Thomas Richards Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, and exempt organization “helping those in need in our community” as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Tim Ciotti President

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