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  • Writer's pictureMaria Thacker Goethe, MPH

A Family Blog for Family & Friends

On December 5th, we as a family were given unimaginable news, our father and husband, Steve, has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD.)  We knew it was a possibility but were ever hopeful it was not this tragic news. Knowing the disease is rapidly progressive and always fatal was heartbreaking.  Though we are grateful for every moment we still have left with him, seeing a man of his brilliance, sense of humor and love deteriorate is horribly painful for family, friends, and co-workers.

We cannot express how thankful we are to the hundreds of well-wishes, meals, donations, prayers, thoughts, etc we have received from the community.  It has been an overwhelming amount of support that we will be forever thankful for.  We still have a difficult road ahead of us and we hope to keep dad’s community from CDC to basketball, to family and friends, aware of what is happening through the main website and this blog.


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