Wayne Oldenburg spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the importance of ABCD.
“We had all the medical opinions. But we didn’t know, ‘What do you tell your kids when mommy’s bald?’ We were at a loss,” said Oldenburg, ABCD board president.
When Melodie Wilson Oldenburg went public with her diagnosis, people began to call her at the TV station.
“The volume picked up more and more,” he said. “She ended up speaking nights or weekends talking to people. There was no way she could meet the demand out there. She decided to retire and started ABCD as a means to take people and match them to other people with the same kind of cancer, same age, same background.”
“She believed strongly in what she was doing,” he said.