Update: Katy Giske died at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, the night I posted this plea for help. Nonetheless, the call for help remains. Please pray for comfort and healing for Ken, Cassy and Paige, and that God would fill the void left behind with his endless love.
From time-to-time, I have mentioned the fight against cancer that the Giskes have faced these past few years. Sadly, the fight is nearing an end as the doctors have exhausted all treatment options for Katy. The Giskes operate Walk On Therapeutic Riding Center in River Falls, Wis., and have put out a plea for help. If you can help in any way, please email them (address below). Below is the information from their website:
A month ago we were planning to be sending out registration forms for the spring riding session. However, the first of January Katy had another scan and cancerous spots were found on her liver. An eight week session of chemo was administered and last week it was found that the treatment was unsuccessful. It was also determined that any further chemo treatment would be unsuccessful as this type of cancer is very aggressive and the time we have with Katy is limited.
Katy is receiving excellent hospice care and family and friends are here for her. She is at home and resting comfortably.
Please refer to this web site for more info.
We have decided not to run the spring and early summer riding classes that typically run the middle of April through the first part of July.
As most of you could imagine the thought of organizing the riding program is overwhelming and thus the decision to not hold classes.
Your thoughts, comments, actions, and prayers are all so appreciated. Although we are not going to be having the classes, we still have the need for the care of the horses. If you would like to help out with the horses in any way, either grooming, feeding, or even training and riding, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you all for your support.
Katy, Ken, Paige, and Cassy Giske