“A trip would be very beneficial to the Allen family for several reasons. ”
Douglas Allen's nominator wrote to FPS, "The diagnosis of cancer at age 32 has profoundly changed Doug Allen's life. His medical treatments and appointments take up so much of his life that he has been unable to work.
Doug recently married a wonderful young woman who has been in his life for 7 years. This young couple has spent the first few weeks of their marriage battling cancer and the challenges ahead. Doug has a son who will soon be 9 years old. Doug can no longer perform many of the activities he used to with his son because he is often too weak and tired.
A trip would be very beneficial to the Allen family for several reasons. First of all, it would allow them to take a break from their full schedule of medical appointments. It could be the "honeymoon" that the Allen's never had. Most of all, this trip would be an opportunity for Dominick to bond with his new stepmom and hopefully it will bring some happiness and normalcy into his life."