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VLAD KAZHDAN


Hi, as most of you know, I am the new junior committee chairman of Pancan Kids. Some of you don't know me so I will tell all of you a little about myself. I was born in Russia, and moved to Minnesota at the age of 4. Everything was going great here in America until January 17, 1998. I was 13 years old, and my dad, who was 50, was diagnosed with PC. On January 19, my dad sat me down and sad that he has one year to live. I wouldn't believe him, I was saying that can not happen to me, it just can't. That is how I got to this discussion center. I was looking for people to help me find a great doctor for my dad. I met a lot of great people, and then I met pam, who decided to somehow raise awareness of PC. When I heard about this, I was all for it, it needed to be done, and I wanted to do it. My dad died on March 1, 1998, but I was with him on the last day that he died. I kind of stayed out of this place for a while thinking how bad it was for me to have these bad memories. I thought I would never come back here again. I pretty much went into a state of depression, and then one day, I decided that I need to help other kids with the same problem I had. I met paula, and things went up from there, and now I am going to get a chance to help other kids that are going through the same thing that i went through. I am going to fight hard, and help kids as much as I can. And with you people behind me I know I will succeed.


Posted 06/17/1999 06:16 pm by Vlad Kazhdan
E-mail Address: v_kazhdan@pancan.org

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