Who are we

Mike and Kathy live in greater Seattle with Katie Misty the Cairn Terrier and too many motorcycles.

In December 2016, Mike was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris, a rare (1-in-a-million) autoimmune disease. He’s the first in his family that we know of to experience this genetic disorder.

In May 2017, Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer – invasive lobular carcinoma.

This is our journey, both before and after life-altering medical diagnoses. Some posts are backdated.

Photos are a combination of personal images (@kegill) and Death to the Stock Photo (in the main). Content is copyright Kathy and Mike unless otherwise noted.

Afternoon at UW campus. Katie (2004-2020) is looking at the camera! (Dad is not.) 08/09/2015