This is a very personal request for a friend, and if you are able to help in any way, it would be appreciated. If you have been reading here for a while, then you will probably recognize Laura who is one of my best friends from Texas. She and her husband Scott recently flew out with their little girl to hang in Napa with us. I am lucky that in my friend group we are also close with each other’s siblings. Laura’s little sis is Natalie, and we all hung out together on New Year’s Eve.
Natalie is married to her high school sweetheart Santiago. They’ve been together for a long time and are the sweetest pair. They are really just the nicest dang people.
Two weeks ago, they learned that Santiago has stomach cancer and he will need aggressive treatment as it is not operable. Santiago has taken time away from work and Natalie had to end her school year early (she’s a teacher) to focus on his care. I will never understand why cancer happens to the people that it does, but it is unfathomable that someone in his twenties could be facing such a life-threatening disease. I feel absolutely heartbroken for them that they are dealing with this. The next months and years will be incredibly hard for them as they focus on his care and treatment. My request today is that if you have a few dollars to spare or kind words to share with them, please do so on their GoFundMe page that Laura set up. Cancer is such a mother f*cker.