Sarah Burkybile's Fundraiser:

OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Young Adults

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I would like to thank Karri and Kaehler Watkins for their donation I'm now 41% YAY, thank you SO much everyone.

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Mar 30, 2012

THE STORY:

I'm wanting to raise money for 5th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit For Young Adults – in LAS VEGAS! I so want to attend this conference and be apart of something amazing plus the money I raise will give me benefits, and the opportunity to attend this conference.

Where the money goes:
The OMG! Cancer Summit is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement.

A program of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the OMG! Cancer Summit, now in it's 5th year, has become a pivotal healthcare event that inspires thousands of survivors, caregivers and providers—along with scores of academic, advocacy, research and support organizations—to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change.

Please help ME!!!!
 

I was diagnosed with stage II B Breast Cancer at the age of 26 in the summer of 2007, we were just getting ready to celebrate my son’s 2nd birthday. The diagnosis was tough but I felt I could deal with anything. My older brother was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia six months prior, and I thought if he can fight then so can I. I underwent chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomies, radiation, and then reconstructive surgery. It was not an easy time, but I felt I was finally back to feeling normal. I decided to continue with my college education. In the Spring of 2009 I started to feel pain in my right shoulder (same side as my cancer), I was tossed around and missed diagnosed. When I finally sought help with a different oncologist I was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer in my lymph nodes the summer of 2009.  I underwent more chemotherapy, and I still continued with my education. During routine scans in the Spring of 2010, we had found that my cancer had spread to my right lung. Now this was a low blow to me and my family. We just couldn’t seem to catch a break. I started on a different regimen, and with scans showing progression we decided on a new procedure called “Cyberknife”. It is a very different take on radiation. The procedure seemed successful but found the cancer had been able to spread.  Today we are still fighting the cancer, seeming to be one step behind the whole time.

I graduated from Pittsburg State University, May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. One weekend later, the devastating EF-5 tornado took the life of my Grandfather and my husband’s aunt. A friend looked at me and said “I have survived the tornado and you have survived cancer”.  Have I really survived cancer?

My story isn’t just a story about heart ache and pain, or the unfairness cancer has brought to my life, but really the story of being able to overcome all obstacles. My life has never been “easy”, but then who guaranteed that. I have many blessings, a 6 year old healthy son, a wonderful marriage of 9 years, amazing support group of family and friends.  A few awards honored to me by my community for the volunteer work and advocacy I have done. The support group I have managed with the help of other “pink sisters” and the HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation. I have been able substitute in two different school districts. I’m doing my best to advocate and spread the word everyday about what breast cancer does to women and men. We are left with physical and mental scars of what this cancer does. Most are never “cured” so we are left to “THRIVE”. So when you think of a metavivor, think of me: a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend who is continually fighting every day for a tomorrow.  

$2,976

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dr. & Mrs. David Dugger

    $100

  • Blake and Leslie Webster

     

  • Christop... and Erin Dart

     

  • Jimmy, Melissa, Cierra & Chloe

     

  • Kristi Seibert

     

  • Karen & Craig Calnan

     

  • Sandy Stevens

    $100

  • Bill and Kim Colgrove

     

  • Patty Moss

     

  • Karen Marhold

    $25

  • stephanie joe don sydney and connor pari...

    $60

  • Joshua & Tiana Haase

     

  • Sammie and Josh Brueggem... and family

     

  • Becky Mitchell

    $100

  • Karen Holland

    $100

  • Kelli Christman

    $30

  • PJ & Stephanie Forbes & Family

     

  • Barb Hannon

    $25

  • Matt and Julie Russell

     

  • McCune Lions Club

    $91

  • Kaehler and Karri Watkins

     

  • Debbie Shaffar

     

  • Trisha and Gailya Price

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth Peacock

     

  • Sarah Jenkins

    $30

  • Connie Parish

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • James burk/ misty Rutledge

    $20

  • Trisha Hestand (Greenfe...

    $20

  • The Shelton Family

     

  • Billy and Ashlea Charles

    $10

  • Debbie Thompson

     

  • Stephanie Thompson and Anonymous Donor

    $70

  • Deb Allison

    $100

  • Joplin Floor Designs

    $200

  • Tina Schneide... Hematology

    $10

  • Caffeina... Communic... Studio

     

  • Shawneen

    $30

  • Meredith Hart and Debbie Hart

    $100

  • Jared, Kimberly, Mackenly, Elly and Moll...

    $50

  • Damon Burkybile

     

  • Marshalls

    $50

  • Sarah Delashmit

    $20

  • Winston Churchill Cat Russell

    $100

  • Michelle

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Janeice Kelly

     

  • Bill and Melissa Frost

     

  • Terry McDermid and MK Customers

     

  • Kristi Clarkson

     

  • Academic Adventures

    $25

  • Sarah Burkybile

    $100

  • Kastura Family

    $20

  • Whit, Kim, Jon & Whitney

    $50

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93% Raised of $3,200 Goal

The Team: $113,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brian Anderson

Amount Raised:

$8,830

 

442% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Amount Raised:

$8,485

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Gary Vadhse

Amount Raised:

$7,550

 

378% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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christina radzilowicz

Amount Raised:

$6,625

 

110% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Sarah Gammons

Amount Raised:

$5,010

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Alexandra Longo

Amount Raised:

$5,000

 

50% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jennifer Derilo

Amount Raised:

$3,066

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Burkybile

Amount Raised:

$2,976

 

93% Raised of $3,200 Goal

Donor Comments

Kristi Seibert

Kristi Seibert

Just for you and Travis!!!! 2 years ago

Jimmy, Melissa, Cierra & Chloe

Jimmy, Melissa, Cierra & Chloe

In loving memory of Cricket Naomi Sweet & Marla Jean Combs 2 years ago

Christopher and Erin Dart

Christopher and Erin Dart

2 years ago

Blake and Leslie Webster

Blake and Leslie Webster

2 years ago

Dr. & Mrs. David Dugger

Dr. & Mrs. David Dugger

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Dee Dugger Roberts. She was so grateful to her pink sister Sarah for her support and friendship. 2 years ago