Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
She’s a pretty young woman with blonde hair and a beautiful smile.
Her name is Angie. Angie has been married to a nearly lifelong friend of mine’s son for about a year and a half.
Earlier this month, Angie had a double mastectomy. Some lymph nodes were also removed. Her relatives and friends hoped and prayed the worst was over.
But Angie developed severe headaches, and when the pain got too intense, she went to the hospital where she got more gut-wrenching news. The cancer has spread and she’s now fighting a brain tumor.
Today in Chicago, more than $1 million was raised to combat breast cancer during a special run and walk. Milwaukee gets its turn to help fight this deadly disease Sunday.
Friday night at the high school football game I worked at, I spoke with an older gentleman who has been through several bypasses. We agreed that modern medicine has made tremendous strides. But there are two sides to that coin. Despite all the funding and generous donations and ongoing research, there remain unsolved questions that leave far too many people asking why? Why? Why me? Why now?
Life isn’t even close to being fair.
Angie is 28 years old.
UPDATE on 9/28/08: From today's USA WEEKEND, scroll down to read, Better way to detect breast cancer.