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Grandma Ellie's Birthday Campaign

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BENEFITING: SCLERODERMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jun 11, 2014

Dallisa Hocking

THE STORY:

Inspirational. Optimistic. Fighter. On June 11, 1931, Francis Eloise Coleman made her entrance into the world. Spending most of her life in Idaho, Eloise worked as Postmaster for the US Postal Service in the small town of Deary. She lived there for many years with her late husband, Frank Hocking, and her two sons, Mark and Dale. Her love of music was expressed during her time traveling the globe as a Sweet Adeline's International barbershop singer. She has been surrounded with love from her family and friends but, as many of us know, she has battled a debilitating disease for 31 years.

Scleroderma, Greek for "hard skin" was first diagnosed in Naples in 1754. It is a complex disease with varied symptoms and complications. It is a chronic, degenerative disorder that leads to fibrosis, widespread vascular deterioration and tissue loss. Scleroderma can be disfiguring, debilitating and painful. In the most serious cases, the disease causes severe damage to the body’s digestive, respiratory, circulatory and immune systems and can be fatal. After several misdiagnoses, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota correctly identified the disease in Eloise in 1983 and told her that she wouldn't have long to live. But through her positive attitude and annual visits to the health mines in Montana, she has beaten the odds.

As many as 300,000 Americans suffer from the various types of scleroderma. That is nearly as many as from multiple sclerosis and more than three times as many as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined. Eighty percent of those afflicted are women, though scleroderma also strikes men and children across all races and ethnic boundaries.

We kindly ask all that know Eloise, as well as those that want to give a donation in honor of a fighter they have in their own lives -- please give. Any amount is appreciated, and all donations are tax deductible and will go directly to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Eloise is unaware of this campaign, but will find out this summer as part of a surprise birthday announcement.

I'd also like to share a poem created in honor of Eloise, co-written by her brother and niece:

"Angel Be"

My sister Eloise is an angel be
She has always been such a treasure to me
Down from heaven she came
Never casting dispersions or blame
Pure of heart and soul
Overcoming any obstacle or toll
When God made her, He realized perfection
From that time she has felt protection
She has never asked for any accommodations
That has earned her generous oblations
For any who know her it is plain to see
She is truly an angel be

-George Coleman and Michelle McIntyre

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To This Fundraiser

$2,034

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dale & Kathy Hocking

    $100

  • Frank Hocking (in memory of)

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dana and JoAn Proctor

    $20

  • Ron and Luana Frederick

    $11

  • Janie Hocking

    $11

  • Louise Johnson - Boise, Id.

    $20

  • Mandy & Ryan Kirk & family

    $11

  • Rose Rogers

    $100

  • Paul & Merlyn Kirl

    $20

  • The McIntyre's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joe Shaker

    $22

  • Calvert Collins-Bratton

    $11

  • Tyra Bell-Holland

    $15

  • Sherry

    $83

  • The Thompsons

    $11

  • Patricia Kalma

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Flos

    $11

  • Briana Griffin (in memory of)

    $60

  • Nancy Conway

    $50

  • Debbie and George Coleman

    $100

  • Dallisa Hocking

    $111

  • Simon Reid

    $11

  • Alex Gonzalez

    $33

  • Adam and Erin Hocking and Family

    $11

  • Bill and Yvonne Paterek

    $11

  • Evan Hocking

    $100

  • The Canwell's

    $11

  • Vince Coleman and Jill Slansky

    $36

  • Mike and Joy Welch

    $22

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Abby Quinn

    $25

  • Linda Rosenkrance

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Les & Lowayne Rosenkrance

    $100

  • Matthew, Danielle & Hunter Hocking

    $50

  • Howard and LaVon Rosenkrance

    $20

  • Susan Sherman

    $25

  • Scott & Shannon Malm

    $11

  • Ashley

     

  • Amy Hewitt

     

  • Yellow Bird

    $50

  • Sarah Snyder

    $20

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185% Raised of $1,100 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

DONATION: $50

Watching over an angel on earth 3 years ago

Amy Hewitt

Amy Hewitt

3 years ago

Ashley

Ashley

3 years ago

Scott & Shannon Malm

Scott & Shannon Malm

DONATION: $11

3 years ago

Susan Sherman

Susan Sherman

DONATION: $25

Love your Grandma and her awesome punch. :-) 3 years ago

Howard and LaVon Rosenkrance

Howard and LaVon Rosenkrance

DONATION: $20

To our loving adopted sister Ellie. We treasured your friendship when we were all children as we do to this day. Your love and generosity is unmatched. 3 years ago

Matthew, Danielle & Hunter Hocking

Matthew, Danielle & Hunter Hocking

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Les & Lowayne Rosenkrance

Les & Lowayne Rosenkrance

DONATION: $100

You've always been the song in our hearts. We love you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

3 years ago