A family from Jacksonville Florida are all fighting three different kinds of cancer.
The Desclefs, as Froggy introduced on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Monday, December 9th, own and operate a French-American restaurant called the Magnificat Cafe in downtown Jacksonville. 5-years ago, Kathy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Then this past August, Chef Benoit Desclefs was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Two months later, their son Luke, a senior in High School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
“I found a lump on my neck and I thought it was weird, and I told my mom," he said.
Kathy Desclefs talked about their prognoses:
“With Benoit, they’ve said roughly 12 years. With Luke, he has a very good prognosis if he responds to treatment and we’ll know how well he responds next week when they do a PET scan (positron emission tomography),” Kathy Desclefs said. "For me, it’s hard to say because the variant I have is so rare they don’t have a lot of data on that.”
Due to their failing health, the members of the Desclefs family have had to hire extra help and also put their restaurant up for sale. Since the business was their dream, they’re hoping to sell it but stay involved in the day-to-day operations in some way.
Here is where you can donate to their fund.
Photo: The Desclefs