Robert: Cancer survivor pens letter to Alex Trebek
A woman who survived Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has reached to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with encouragement towards his upcoming fight against the disease.
Elise Tedeschi of Atlanta, Georgia, wrote a letter to the Canadian game show host, hoping to inspire him after he went public with his diagnosis last week.
“I was filled with fear, sadness and disbelief,” the mother of two wrote. “I thought, ‘How is this even possible?’ I was married to the love of my life for 11 years; I had two amazing boys, Jake (then 8) and Ryan (then 6); and a job that I absolutely loved. But my life, as I knew it, changed forever in an instant.”
Despite being given only nine months to live, Tedeschi refused to give up. “The decision to fight was an easy one because there was no way that I was leaving my little boys and no way that anyone else was going to marry my husband!”
Tedeschi concluded that after a variety of treatments, she beat the odds and has been in remission for over six years. “So Alex Trebek, go kick cancer’s butt — it has no chance against you!”