I do believe if there is someone in need, that we do what we can to help.
I have a friend Stephanie who’s cousin has found out that his cancer has returned.
Here is their story…
Meet the Shurtleff Family – Brent and Mindy and their six kids, David, Brendon, Kailee, Brigham, Colter and Daycee. Brent has thymoma – cancer of the thymus gland. He was first diagnosed six years ago at the age of 33. At that time Mindy was pregnant with Daycee and Brent was still recovering from surgery and was not cleared to drive when Mindy went into labor. A neighbor drove them to the hospital. As Brent underwent radiation and chemotherapy, Daycee turned out to be a great blessing, as he would come home from his chemo treatments and hold this new tiny baby and this brought him more comfort than anything else. This initial treatment brought him into remission. Cancer was discovered again a couple of years later, and again Brent underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Just a couple of weeks ago, cancer was again discovered. Brent started chemotherapy for the third time this week and this time they’re using one of the strongest chemo drugs they have, and expect him to be very ill and most likely unable to work much, and so he is filing for disability. He’s had his lifetime limit of radiation and cannot do more of that, but they are hoping to get the tumor reduced enough with the chemo to have another, more invasive surgery after the chemotherapy. He is expected to be in chemo therapy for about four months. Brent is an amazing young man. He is an excellent husband, father and provider for his growing family. He has faced this battle with courage and strength, and the loving support of Mindy. This time into the ring of fire, though, there are other factors that make this a triple blow in their lives. Brent has been in a business related to new-construction, and we all know what’s happened to that the last few years. He has had to lay off employees and just recently was working the business by himself part-time – as well as taking on two other part-time jobs. Mindy works, too, most recently as an aid at the local high school, and also doing medical transcription and bookkeeping. The third factor of this triple blow is that because of the housing crash, especially bad in Arizona, their house is in foreclosure, and they will need to move during this most difficult time. Our family is doing all we can to provide financial assistance to Brent and Mindy and their family so that they can concentrate on the treatments and hopefully get this cancer into remission once again. Brent and Mindy have participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Queen Creek, AZ for several years and have raised thousands of dollars for research and other uses. Stephanie is hosting an auction on their behalf, and All the items in this auction have been donated by many caring people across the nation. 100% of the proceeds will be going to Brent and Mindy to help minimize the emotional trauma and disruption for their family as much as possible. If you would like to purchase an item listed ***HERE***, or bid on an item, please view the first picture in the auction folder, which gives instructions on how to do so. If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact the administrator, or you can purchase one of the cash coupons listed in the auction folder titled BUY IT NOW. Thank you so much for your generosity and outpouring of love and concern for this very deserving family. Our best wishes go to you all.
Click ***HERE*** to see some of the items up for auction that she has made.
Also, if you live in the area and will be attending the Snowflake Pioneer Day Celebration…
This Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, there will be a Buttons and Bows booth in Snowflake, AZ at the Pioneer Days Festival. Proceeds benefit the Shurtleff family!
If you live in the area stop by and check it out!