A Hackensack woman sensitises the rare hormone cancer that suddenly took the life of his best friend in the summer.
starting a website
NET Research Cancer Foundation
in the name of Snow.
By sharing the story of Snow, Pizzimenti hopes to sensitize NET cancer – and perhaps even save someone else's life.
in January 2017. All the test results were undoubtedly returned, and doctors outlined their symptoms of gluten intolerance and sensitivity to food.
According to the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance, most NBC cancers are diagnosed at a later stage when they have already spread to other parts of the body. Until then, finding a cure is rare.
This was Snow's case.
"It was so hard to watch her struggle to be so active," said Pizzimenti, "to someone who has had trouble walking under a hospital corridor."
Snow was a runner with a tendency to travel. He would take gyms in a bag and fly on a plane in a foreign country that saw her interest, Pizzimenti reminded.
He was never stopping to smile – and he remained positive and optimistic as the cancer struck the hurt in her body.
"He never gave up hope," said Pizzimenti. "He kept everyone smiling, he would have a bad day at times, but he would always be there for friends and family relieving.
"I'm trying to bring her name forward. I know it's what I want."
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