Petra Rogulski passed away on December 10, 2022. She was the mother to Steve - foundation namesake and mother to Stephanie, foundation President and Founder. In lieu of flowers, she would have loved to have your donations made to Strong Like Steve Foundation. Thank you for your caring concern and thoughtful outreach at this very sad time for our family. Your donation will be used to continue to support the mission of Strong Like Steve Foundation which advocates and supports adults with special needs and their caregivers.
Petra was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to her liver in early August 2022. She started chemotherapy but the cancer was not responding to treatment and continuing to spread and grow. Coupled with pulmonary hypertension, her body just could not fight off the cancer or handle the chemotherapy treatments. She was becoming weaker and weaker by the day. By early December, Petra decided to stop chemotherapy and set up hospice care in her home. She passed away peacefully with her husband and daughter by her side at 10:15am on December 10, 2022, which was also her daughter's birthday.
We pray that Petra's spirit and soul is now re-connected and reunited with her son, our non-profit namesake Steve, in heaven.
May they both rest in peace forevermore. We love and miss you Petra and Steve!