Blaine Hammer
Blaine Hammer · Sunday, October 22, 2017
Walk with me in Denver......only 2 weeks away!

Please consider joining Hammer Strength in memory of our incredible and fearless warrior, Paige. I will be walking in Denver on November 5th celebrating Paige, and in honor of all of you who supported her along her rather arduous journey. Please join me.

With love, admiration and Hammer Strength,


  Shelly Cadora
Shelly Cadora · Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Hammer-Strength Team Walkathon Nov. 5

Hello, friends and family.

It's been a long month without Paige and I know we're all grieving in our own ways. If you need to get out and do something, please consider joining us on November 5, 2017 at Sloan's Lake Park For the Lustgarten Foundation's Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Paige's sister Blaine has created the Hammer Strength team page here:

If you have questions, give Blaine a holler at

We are deeply grateful to this community. Our family has been so touched by the outpouring of love and support. Love to all.


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  Steven Kasapi
Steven Kasapi · Thursday, September 14, 2017
Additional Shiva time Saturday 7-9 pm

In addition to sitting Shiva tonight, Thursday the 14th from 5-8 pm, friends and family are also welcome to join the family sitting Shiva this Saturday the 16th from 7-9 pm.

There will be a Shiva Minyan both nights at 7:30.

  Steven Kasapi
Steven Kasapi · Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Correction to Shiva times

Dear family and friends,

Please note the corrected Shiva times. Friends and family are welcome to join the family sitting Shiva from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14 (tomorrow) or at another time this weekend which we will announce soon.

The family will also be hosting a celebration of Paige's life in the coming months, details to follow.

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  Steven Kasapi
Steven Kasapi · Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Paige Hammer's passing

Dear family and friends of Paige Hammer,

Unfortunately, early this morning Paige died peacefully at home losing her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She fought very hard and appreciated all your love and support.

There will be a family graveside service tomorrow. Friends and family are welcome to join the family sitting Shiva from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14 (tomorrow) or at another time this weekend which we will announce soon. The sitting Shiva will be at their home, 1530 Crest Court, Boulder, CO 80304.

As it is...

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Friday, April 21, 2017
A little hiccup

Just a quick update and sparing all the details, I ended up in surgery last Thursday night. I had a blocked bowel (2) that was trapped inside a hernia. This was a complication from the recent and many past abdominal surgeries.

Out of the hospital now, recovering....again.

Looking to do a round or so of chemo before Israel then hoping to get on a drug trial in New York that is supposed to be a good fit for me......

I'll keep u posted.


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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Sunday, March 26, 2017
I'm home


Thanks so much for the positive wishes, I am home......home is my favorite place. After a bit of recovery, they are going to decide next steps. Seems there will be some form of chemotherapy involved which I was not excited to hear. The elephant has laid its trunk down but its ear is still perky.

These surgeries always remind me how fragile life is.


  Shelly Cadora
Shelly Cadora · Monday, March 13, 2017
Successful Surgery

The surgery today was a success and Paige is now resting comfortably in ICU. Dr. Liu was able to debulk most of the cancer and give it all a good rinsing with two powerful chemo drugs. Paige should be in ICU for another day or two, then in the hospital for about a week. The doctors and nurses are just amazing

Big thanks for all the help today with the girls, dinner, the care basket and at the hospital (mom, Nancy, Marty, Rochelle, BCD moms, Catherine, Gail, and everyone else). I know Paige appreciated all the good wishes and kind thoughts.

If you'd like to visit Paige after she gets out...

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Elephant has opened its eye and moved its trunk

Hi All

Many of you know that at the 3 year mark, my scan was not a sleepy as it has been. Needless to say, I am going to have another 8 hour surgery, the HIPEC procedure (scraping of the body cavity lining and then a hot chemo bath) just like I did Sept 28th of 2015. It will take place Monday, March 13th at Presbyterian St. Luke's in Denver. Since I was the first person to have this procedure there, I might as well have another round with the "hot chemo" machine....I feel connected to it now!

I am surprisingly calm and ok about it and grateful that I have an option. Cancer SUCKS...

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Sunday, February 5, 2017
Three years


February 3rd marks my three year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. Thirty six rounds of chemo and 2 surgeries later, I am still around. In fact, we did a family ski day yesterday and with my new Fitbit, I am trying to do 10,000 steps a day. Beside some general aches and pains, I feel good.

Right now, I am on a chemo break and I get a scan this week so not sure what that will show. I have had a slight stomach ache and some other nagging digestive upsets which is always worrisome to me.

Sterling, Harper and Shelly are doing well and it seems like daily "normal" family life except...

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