Fundraiser for Stratford Resident David Kann

Kann Battling Colon Cancer

Join the Stratford community on July 22nd at Hotchkiss Last Cast (C3899 Maryel Dr. Stratford, WI 54484) to support David Kann as he battles an aggressive form of colon cancer. The no-cost-to-attend benefit features music from The Jerry Schmidt Band as well as raffles, food and refreshments. Dinner will be served from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and the band will play from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

After having surgery in December 2016 to remove his colon due to polyps, David was diagnosed in January 2017 with Stage 4 colon cancer. Marble sized lesions were also found on his liver. The test results concluded that David had the BRAF mutation, a mutated gene that occurs in only 5 – 10 % of colon cancer patients. It is a very aggressive mutation and has limited treatment options.

Dave Kann

In March of 2017, David had another surgery to remove scar tissue from the December surgery that had twisted his small intestine. David is currently on a 48-hour chemo pump and goes in for additional chemo every two weeks. His body has rejected two ports, and he is now using a Hickman Catheter. As a result of the surgeries and chemo, David has been unable to work.

David’s wife, Erin, said of her husband, “He is a fighter and is cautiously optimistic. He is doing very good considering what stage he is in. Not being able to work has been the most difficult adjustment for him.”

All proceeds from the benefit will go to support David’s medical fund. Diane Keding can be contacted at 715-498-1655 for information on making a donation. Family and friends hope everyone will have a good time while adding thoughts and prayers.

Perry Kann, David’s brother, said that his brother is a fighter. “From my perspective, he seems to have a positive attitude considering the circumstances. We continue to pray for David for the best care from his doctors and that God will give him the long life he deserves. He is very appreciative of the people involved in this benefit and I am sure he would express his gratitude to the fullest.,” said Perry.