Hello Barb!

Thank you for posting your husband's dramatic battle with this disease.  My uncle Al (see Al's Story in the Rememberance section) was also a Vietnam Vet.  My aunt briefly talked to the VA and they thought she might be able to get some benefits if Al's doc wrote a letter saying it COULD be from Agent Orange.  He wrote a letter, but it is probably to vague to be helpful.  Right now she is in the process of getting all his medical records and will proceed from there.

My aunt's email, if you would like to get in touch with her, is jennan@tds.net.

Best you you and your family as you continue this fight!  Keep us updated!

Tiffany Wilhelm

Thank you to all who have been working to make this foundation a reality.  My time is limited, but I do have nonprofit and fundraising experience and could possibly help in some way.  I'll be looking forward to hearing about progress on the foundation.  This is an amazing thing you are doing.

Best Wishes,

Tiffany Wilhelm, Wisconsin
(Niece of Allan Jenewein)


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Hello Patricia,

I've been wondering how you are doing.  My uncle passed away just a few days before your husband (Al's Story posted in this forum).  I've been trying to do all I can for my aunt, but it never seems like enough.  Has there been anything that you have done or that others may have done for you that has brought a little bit of comfort from time to time?  She did attend a few grief group sessions, but they stopped meeting for the summer!

With peaceful thoughts for everyone,

Tiffany, Wisconsin


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Words I said at Al's Memorial Service.....

As some of you know, I am have been the Executive Director of a little Children


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Hello Everyone,

My name is Tiffany and my uncle Al (age 59) lost his battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, April 27, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.  His battle was short; he was just diagnosed on April 6.  I wanted to let you know what a comfort you all have been to me as I searched for information and answers to a million questions.  It was all happening too quickly for me to get involved with posting my own messages, but it was so helpful to read all of your stories.

Back to the beginning.  Early in March, Al felt like he had a virus and just generally felt ill.  He missed a couple of days of work, which he hadn