In honor of my father's struggle with lung cancer, I am raising funds to support lung cancer research.
My father lived a life of hard work, perseverance, faith in God, and an extreme love for his family. He worked as a Minneapolis Police officer for 36 years, often putting in as many as 80 hours a week to provide the best he could for his wife and children. His few years of retirement were spent refurbishing a vacation home for his wife, children, and grandchildren in his beloved "home away from home", Peterson, MN. My dad lived an extremely healthy lifestyle exercising regularly, eating right, and wasn't a smoker. We were shocked and devastated when he was diagnosed in December of 2004 with lung cancer. He was given 6 months to a year to live. For the next 3 1/2 years he fought hard for every day and was grateful for each and every one. He passed away May 14th, 2008. I am so proud to be the daughter of Hugh Holtz. Thank you for reading my dad's story and visiting my fundraising page!