My name is Caprice and my story is about the most amazing, loving, selfless dad that ever walked the earth.
My Dad Paul Joseph SR Letourneau fought this HORRIFIC disease for abt 4 years total. He had bit the side of his tongue and there was a white soar on the side of his tongue that gradually was getting bigger and he was not one to ‘worry’ anyone so he failed to mention it, thinking it was just infected and he could take care of it without anyone knowing….WELL, about 6 months passed and by now it was the size of a quarter and now he was puzzled and worried…SO he went to the doctor and they did a biopsy and came back CANCER ! He fought and did EVERYTHING he was supposed to, all the horrible treatments and large amounts of medication. But he eventually lost his long and painful battle on April 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm with his family by his side. It was so awful to watch the man you love with all your heart slowly and painfully die a little more everyday. SO what I am saying is PLEASE, DO NOT WAIT TO SEE A DR. if you see anything out of the ‘norm’. IT CAN BE PREVENTED and it caused (mainly) by excessive drinking/smoking and there are many other ways of contracting it as well. SO , IT CAN BE PREVENTED AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH OR PUT YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THIS IF YOU STAY ON TOP OF THINGS…..MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY !!!! Always remember that everyday is a blessing and when you asre on top of things (healthwise) you will have many many more years ahead of you and will not have to suffer the worst pain that I have ever witnessed in my life.
- Caprice Letourneau
Together we fight oral cancer. Together we save a life every hour.