Couple battling cancer dies same day, on Christmas Eve

Couple battling cancer dies same day, on Christmas Eve


a couple of South Dakota, in the United Statespassed away a day before Christmas Eve after both fighting cancer, they had three children of approximately 20 years.

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Steve Hawkins, 58, was a manager of Emergency and rescue services (EMS)in the county of Yankton; she had been trying to beat cancer for five years.

His wife, Wendy Hawkins, he was 52 years old; unlike Steve, she spent only a short time with the disease before losing her life.

Wendy was dedicated to the home and care of Brad and Trent, since their daughter Mandi lived in Iowa with her partner.

According to the portal KELO, Wendy was the first to be admitted to the hospital with discomfort and then Steve followed her. The two died at the local Yankton hospital.

Until now, the types of cancer that each suffered are unknown.

“It’s just a shock to the system, everyone here (EMS) is working on it,” Troy Cowman, EMS deputy administrator, told the same outlet.

on the page of EMS FacebookThey said goodbye to their husbands and recognized Steve’s work in the corporation and Wendy’s support as a wife and mother of the family.

In addition, they remembered the beginnings of Steve in his career as paramedic in San Diego, California, as well as the help he gave to other people in the Cody National Park, Wyoming and Yellowstone.

They create an account in GoFunme to raise funds

The EMS has informed that a commemorative service is intended to be held in the following spring, although they have not yet given an exact date.

They also released an account of GoFundMe to Raise funds for thes funeral expenses of Steve and Wendy, as well as prayers for their three surviving children.

Troy Cowman indicated that EMS personnel are trying to handle the loss of their co-worker, but what worries them the most is the financial situation of the three young people due to the medical expenses of the care their parents received.

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Regarding Steve, the deputy administrator recalled that he was a good leader and colleague. Employers approached him to talk about work or personal issues because he was a friendly person.

“Steve was the type of leader who ran the business the way it should be run, he made sure the needs of the employees were taken care of,” Cowman added.



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