In 2018 Kaleb lost his Dad; Johnnie Pittman to an aggressive form of Colon Cancer.
Kaleb has been diagnosed with Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant inherited condition in which numerous adenomatous polyps form mainly in the epithelium of the large intestine. While these polyps start out benign, malignant transformation into colon cancer occurs when they are left untreated. Three variants are known to exist, FAP and attenuated FAP (originally called hereditary flat adenoma syndrome) are caused by APC gene defects on chromosome 5 while autosomal recessive FAP (or MYH-associated polyposis) is caused by defects in the MUTYH gene on chromosome 1. Of the three, FAP itself is the most severe and most common; although for all three, the resulting colonic polyps and cancers are confined to the colon wall and removal can greatly reduce the spread of cancer.
The root cause of FAP is understood to be a genetic mutation—a flaw in the body's tumor suppressor genes that prevent development of tumors. The flaw allows numerous cells of the intestinal wall to develop into potentially cancerous polyps when they would usually reach the end of their life; inevitably one or more will eventually progress and give rise to cancer (7% risk by age 21, rising to 87% by age 45 and 93% by age 50). The flawed genes do not trigger cancer, but rather, they reduce the body's ability to protect against the risk of aged cells becoming cancerous. Even with the flawed gene, it may still take time before a cell does develop that is cancerous as a result, and the gene may in some cases still partially operate to control tumors, therefore cancer from FAP takes many years to develop and is almost always an adult-onset disease.
Kaleb will most certainly have to have his colon removed by the age of 15. We are setting up this page to help him with the medical costs to come.
Join Heather and the KBH crew in celebrating their 10th anniversary!
Power & Construction Group was proud to part of The 21st Annual Farmer Neighbor Evening at the Genesee River Reception center on Friday March 23rd 2018. The mission of the Farmer Neighbor Evening is to promote mutual understanding between the farm & non-farm communities in a relaxed atmosphere.
10.24.17 CLEANING UP BALLSTON SPA
On 10/18 and 10/19/17 Tim and Sean Putney worked in Ballston Spa New York to grade the ground in front of the utility pole bins. The Transportation Groups boom trucks were constantly getting stuck loading bins with incoming inventory and their trucks for outbound deliveries. They removed hundreds of tons of mud and replaced it with 430 tons of crusher run to create proper drainage and provide solid ground for the boom trucks to operate both safely and hassle free for a long time to come. Many thanks to Tim and Sean Putney for their excellent work. Their knowledge and expertise is very much appreciated.
An update from Congressman Chris Collins
It was great to join the Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors for a tour of Valley Sand & Gravel. Already in business for 96 years, Valley Sand & Gravel’s Caledonia site represents a multi-million dollar investment in Livingston County that will help extend production for another 25 years.
|In addition, to receive the ABC’s “Champion of the Merit Shop Eagle Award” was a great honor and I will continue to support the Association’s free enterprise and fair play values in Washington. As Congress focuses in on infrastructure reform, businesses here in New York’s 27th Congressional District like Valley Sand & Gravel are ready to rebuild our nation’s roads and bridges and put more Americans to work.|
Power & Construction Group will be attending:
The Livingston County Fall Job Fair:
September 21, 2017
Geneseo Methodist Church
4520 Genesee Street
Noon until 2 p.m.
Come out & see us!