-- CHARLOTTE --
A FAMILY'S LOVE GREW WHEN ONE OF THEIR OWN WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH BREAST CANCER.
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-- ROB --
MARY JO HAS THE STORY ON HOW A MADISON FAMILY NEVER
GAVE UP EVEN WHEN THEY KNEW THE OUTCOME.
-- MARY JO --
THE PITOT FAMILY'S LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IS ALMOST AS
BIG AS THE FAMILY ITSELF.
-- MARY JO --
HENRY AND JULIE PITOT HAVE 8 KIDS AND 16 GRANDCHILDREN.
YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET EVERYONE
BUT IN 2001 WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER HEARD LIFE-CHANGING
NEWS...THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS THERE...THE ENTIRE WAY.
TIGHT ON PICTURE OF BETH
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JULIE PITOT/MOTHER: 1321
beth was the oldest and she really was a caregiver
from the very beginning 29
WHEN YOU ASK JULIE AND HENRY PITOT PEE-TOE ABOUT RAISING
8 KIDS...THEY HAVE TO MENTION THEIR DAUGHTER BETH.
JULIE PITOT/MOTHER 1357 when we had our youngest daughters
she said i raised those girls laughs 05 and i agree
she was a wonderful caregiver 10
THE TIGHT KNIT FAMILY...THEN WITH 4 DAUGHTERS.
MOVED TO MADISON AFTER DOCTOR HENRY PITOT...OR DAD...WAS
OFFERED A CHANCE TO WORK AT THE MCARDLE LABORATORY
FOR CANCER RESEARCH.
AS THE FAMILY GREW...PITOT GAINED RECOGNITION FOR
HIS WORK IN ONCOLOGY.
THEN WHEN DAUGHTER BETH WAS 46....HE SAW AN X-RAY
OF HER LIVER.
HENRY PITOT/FATHER: 1558 that immediately hit me with
what the prognosis was and what was gonna happen 1606
and i couldnt..i knew there was not really anything
that ultimately could be done 15
JULIE PITOT/MOTHER: 1435
it was very difficult for our family when beth was
diagnosed with breast cancer 40
BUT THE FAMILY CAME TOGETHER.
WALKING IN SUSAN G KOMENS RACE FOR THE CURE...AND
MAKING EACH MOMENT COUNT.
HENRY PITOT/FATHER: 2013
sometimes difficult things like this really do bring
a family very close together 19
BETH...THEIR CAREGIVER LIVED FOR 3 YEARS AFTER DIAGNOSIS.
JULIE PITOT/MOTHER: 2530
her doctor said they had never seen someone fight
that hard to stay alive 36
JULIE PITOT/MOTHER 1502 but it was unfortunate she
was diagnosed too late 1509
THE PITOT FAMILY STAYS INVOLVED IN THE RACE FOR THE
CURE...SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR
JULIE PITOT/MOTHER: 2053
i always had angel statues around the house 56 but
she said there are angels around us mom 59 and i feel
that she's still with us 02 and hse is my angel 04
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THE PITOT FAMILY'S FOUNDATION--THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG
US--WILL SPONSOR A NEW MEMORIAL AREA AT THIS YEAR'S
FAMILIES CAN SHARE PHOTOS AND STORIES TO HONOR THOSE
WHO LOST THEIR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER.
RACE DAY IS MAY 31.
YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE NOW.
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THANKS, MARY JO.