On April 30, 2013, Renald Drouin aka Ronnie “Frenchy” Drouin, of Circle Hot Springs, Alaska went to be with the Lord. In June of 2010 he was diagnosed with Liposarcoma. His battle included nearly 3 years of surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy regimens. Had there been a cure for Sarcoma he would be with us today. He was cared for by UCLA’s Sarcoma surgeons and Moffit Cancer Center’s Sarcoma surgeons. The race for a cure continues for this rare form of cancer. No more rare was this form of cancer then Ronnie’s character and strength. He fought this cancer with every ounce of his body while he still had so much to live for. His spirit continues on while his memories comfort and remind us of one of the strongest people we all knew and loved! He was a commercial bush pilot in Alaska, loved travel, airplanes, RVing, boating, fishing, and exploring the great outdoors. His plans to travel and get further into the boating would have continued had it not been for the sarcoma. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family, and especially by myself, who lived the last 21 years of his life revolving my life around his. Please feel free to donate if you would like to provide others in the future and opportunity to overcome this terrible disease, in honor and memory of Ronnie.
Information on sarcoma subtypes, treatments, clinical trials, and other important resources for sarcoma patients and families.
Information on the Sarcoma Patient Registry. If you are diagnosed with sarcoma, please consider joining the Registry.
Information on applying for a sarcoma research grant, current research funded by the SFA, and past research grants.