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ABOVE & BEYOND CANCER's Fundraiser:

Diane Hammond is going to Peru!

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THE STORY:

Titles.... we all have them, right? Mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, cousin..... Job titles: nurse, lawyer, mechanic, teacher... sometimes we have other titles given to us based on how people perceive us... class clown, comedian, overachiever.... And sometimes we are given titles to us that we never saw coming, never imagined we would have. Cancer survivor now there’s a title! According to Webster the word titles is defined as “the name given to something to identify or describe it.”

Diane Hammond added the title of breast cancer survivor to her other titles in May of 2011. Diane always defined herself by many of the common titles... wife of 25 years, mother of 4 children, sister, friend, church member, nurse educator. But cancer patient was added to the list of titles after she found a lump in her right breast in September of 2010. How could she possibly have this title? She had yearly mammograms. In fact she had a normal mammogram in June of 2010. But yet just 3 months later, a dimple and lump was found on her right breast. All the more reason Diane is such a proponent of self breast exams!

For eight months Diane held the title of cancer patient. First a surgical patient title, then a chemo patient title, followed by a radiation patient title and finally a surgical reconstruction patient title. Each of the titles as Webster stated, “To identify or describe” but not define! Each of those titles identified something Diane experienced, but they did not nor do they define her.

Dr. Richard Deming, who was Diane’s radiation oncologist, has been quoted as saying “cancer survivors learn many lessons along their cancer journey. One lesson is that adversity can lead to personal growth.” For Diane, that is how she wants to be defined. Not by her titles, but by personal growth that the title
of cancer patient and cancer survivor has led her to. Diane hopes to use the opportunity to grow even more during her time with Above and Beyond Cancer and her journey to Machu Picchu. She hopes to have the opportunity to share her message and her passion with others. Diane hopes her message helps others to see that no matter what “titles” life throw at them ... we each have TODAY and we need to enjoy TODAY.

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$5,267

MONEY RAISED
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  • Randy & Kay Imoehl

    $100

  • Steve and Naomi Myers

    $100

  • Deb Reinhart

    $100

  • Tom and Lisa Bieber

    $100

  • Cathy Stende

    $100

  • Rene Locker

    $200

  • Tony, Tara and Sophia Royster

    $30

  • Connie Booth

    $100

  • Mark & Heidi Anderson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kari and Keith Karpinske

    $50

  • Darrin & Kim Johnson

    $50

  • Sally Schroeder

    $100

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Meyering

    $25

  • Trisha Lang

    $20

  • Mr. & Mrs. Glen Dietrich

    $20

  • Dr. Valorie Stratton

    $25

  • Sally Hodson

    $25

  • Denise Bradfield

    $200

  • Christa Wiarda

    $100

  • Diane Lukasik

    $50

  • Jess Wegner

    $200

  • Karin Carmoney

    $50

  • Jayne and Myron Lupkes

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Kinsey

    $50

  • Kris Magill

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Beth

    $40

  • Traci McBee

    $1,000

  • Gretchen Baldwin

    $40

  • Patty Origer

    $50

  • Deanna Deason

    $40

  • Don & Nancy Pearson

    $50

  • Ann Ausenhus

    $15

  • Hugh Stone

    $25

  • Jim & Lynn Oxenford

    $25

  • Ellen & Andy Pearson

    $100

  • Michelle Sharrett

    $25

  • Ken & Diane Williams

    $100

  • Cory & Amy Larson

    $50

  • James & Susie Aschoff

    $40

  • Jessica Creason

    $25

  • Kathy Reynolds

    $50

  • Dan & Heidi Engstler

    $25

  • Diane's "80's Party" Fundraiser

    $667

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Ron & Barb Meeker

    $30

  • Doug and Suzanne McKinstry

    $25

  • John and Julie Morische

    $25

  • Kelly and Greg Grandgeorge

    $250

  • Amanda Tollari

    $10

  • Jonathan

    $20

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105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Jonathan

Jonathan

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Kelly and Greg Grandgeorge

Kelly and Greg Grandgeorge

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

John and Julie Morische

John and Julie Morische

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Doug and Suzanne McKinstry

Doug and Suzanne McKinstry

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Amanda Tollari

Amanda Tollari

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Ron & Barb Meeker

Ron & Barb Meeker

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Diane's

Diane's "80's Party" Fundraiser

DONATION: $667

4 years ago

Dan & Heidi Engstler

Dan & Heidi Engstler

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jessica Creason

Jessica Creason

DONATION: $25

4 years ago