Joe Kettner

Joe Kettner

My story of incorporating a charitable foundation is short; however the reason I arrived here is not. Our eldest son Carter Kettner was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor in February 2009. He was five years old. Doctors gave him less than 12 months to live. We were devastated. We picked up our family and moved to a research hospital to fight for our son. The journey we would take would change us for the rest of our lives. We were thrown into a new world of medicine, neurosurgeries, family struggles, and job loss. Worst of all, we had to watch our son’s health deteriorate month by month. My son kept his humor, his love, and his trust in us. We kept him happy, safe, and comfortable. The support we had around us was amazing . My wife and I have many friends and family, and we were overjoyed and humbled every day with the sincerity and generosity of our support network. However during our journey, we met other families who weren’t so lucky