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Janice Rae Senti Felde earned her wings
February 28, 2017

On February 13, 2017, Janice lost her battle against breast cancer. Her battle was hard, but it was short, and for that we are thank ful. Her See More

THE STORY:

My mom isn’t one to talk much about her personal life to anyone, because of this her family has respected her privacy with her sensitive medical concerns, until now. Now we need your help.  On August 17th, 2016, just three days before my mother’s 57th birthday, she got diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.

Let me give you a little background about my mother, for those that don’t know her well. She is one of 8 siblings. She is a strong, single, fun loving, independent women. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She has dedicated her life to raising her family, work, and an occasional Burning Man trip for fun. She is a die hard Disturbed and Floater fan (bands if you don't know), loves the beach, camping, cats, her garden, making home made wine, and most of all her family and friends.  She has always been a very hard working women, I can’t even think of a time in my whole life where she hasn’t worked 50 plus hours a week, on her feet constantly, in the food industry. She worked at JB’s restaurant in Vernal Utah when I was younger. She then worked over 20 years at Skippers before they closed. She currently works for Shari’s Restaurant as an Assistant Manager. She has even worked such long hours that she missed the email from her new employer for open enrollment for insurance.  Let's give her back some of the time she has missed because of work so that she can be in her garden, with her family and friends, camping, or at the beach.  

Earlier this year she was in such pain, from what ended up being her passing a Kidney stone, and she still stayed at work and pushed thru. In May, she found a lump, and due to her lack of insurance and free time, she didn’t do anything. Fast forward until August, and this lump has now tripled in size. The new symptom is pain and numbness in her left arm. She decided to go to the ER on the 17th. Her children knew nothing about her lumps, her pain, or her visit to the ER. Not only is my mother hard working, but she never would ask for help even when she needs it, because that is just not the kind of person she is. Nor would she ever even complain about her pains and hardships, it’s just not her style to cry or complain. When the ER did some pictures of her chest and lungs, you could tell by the way there were ordering more tests and reacting to her images that it wasn’t good news.

It was our worse fear, they determined that the large mass in her left chest area, was breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes in her left arm pit area. Worse of all, it has spread to both lungs, and it looks to be in her spine as well.  The doctors told us on that day that treatment would not cure her cancer. They gave her a terminal diagnosed on that day, the longest day or her life. After a biopsy, you can only guess based on the small amount of information that I have given you what she did…..went back to work. Still to this day with the pain and numbness growing in her arm, and the mental stress of the unknown, she still manages to work 50 hours a week. You might ask why, well doctors are not free, and she doesn’t have medical insurance is the main reason. Plus she has a house, and she is a single, and has only herself to rely on to pay her house payment and bills. Social Security is going to be an option in the  future, but she has to quit her job first for that to even happen. Social Security won't even cover half of what she makes, so she will be really short for her living expenses. She has the option of getting some medical assistant but she has to quit working first, and some require her income to be significantly lower for 3 months before she can even get service. There is no telling how many medical bills she can rack up in 3 months, but I personally hope that she doesn’t have to worry about that because she has enough to worry about.

Her first appointment with the Oncologist was today (September 1, 2016) just to get the results of her biopsy and talk about treatment plans was $275 out of her pocket and they required payment up front. Can you believe that? I would like my mom to not have to pick between her life and her house and eating, but at this point that is what she is thinking about constantly. I would like her to be able to quit her job tomorrow and start enjoying some of her life, if it's even possible for her to enjoy it while she is going thru treatment and is in constant pain.  

I really have no idea how much money treatment will cost and how long she will be able to prolong her life with treatment. With her not having a curable cancer, treatment will just be buying her time. I want to be able to help buy her some time, because I’m just not ready to see her go. I know this is hard to ask for help for both her and I, especially considering that the help will not save her life, but instead will help maintain her house while she goes thru her treatment to prolong her life.

She has so much love to give, and so many people that are rooting for her, that I know she is not ready to give up just yet. Until she is ready to throw in the towel, I am going to be right there with her fighting for her life. She has worked so hard that she has had little time to actually enjoy life, if she chooses to not seek treatment, I still would like to help her enjoy life in her own home until she can’t anymore. I want her to be able to focus on her health, not her finances. I can’t do this alone. She has touched so many people both in her personal life and her career, that if everyone she knows or has known could just donate $10 today, or $5 a week for a few months, she could keep her house and get medical attention. Please help me and help her with her fight! Thank you so much for actually taking the time out of your life to read this novel of a post. If you aren’t able to donate, I still appreciate your time, and if you don’t mind please hit the share button so we can get the word out.

Tomorrow she gets another MRI to determine if the abnormality on her spine is truely cancer.  On the 13th they will put a port in so that she can start Chemo.  Her plan is to have chemo on her days off and still work, throwing up at work if she has too.  If we can raise at least $1500 a month for the time she does treatment, then she could do chemo at home and not have to suffer at work.   Her Chemo plan is IV chemo once a week for 3 weeks then a week off, for 4 to 6 months. Then some hormone therapy and some oral chemo after.  Her cancer reacted to Estrogen so that is the long term plan.  If she has cancer in her spine then they will add some radiation to her treatment.  On top of supplementing her income, it would be really nice to help her with her medical bills, and to help her do some bucket list fun.

 

$19,807

 

82% Raised of $24,060 Goal

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  • William Thale

    $260

  • Pops and Lari

    $50

  • Rob and Kirsten myers

    $100

  • lance and steff bourland

    $30

  • Tammy & Shane

    $30

  • Jenny & Andy

    $60

  • Shannon Brown

    $20

  • Wendi Carl

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Barb Felde

    $10

  • Tina Anderson

    $22

  • Janet Allen

    $15

  • Kathie Grimes

    $29

  • Wendi Beavis

    $7

  • Elizebeth Martinez

    $32

  • Barb Felde

    $15

  • Teressa Brooks

    $15

  • Emma & Joe Deane

    $40

  • Valarie Senti

    $34

  • Kim Taylor Shaeffer

    $50

  • Anderson family

    $75

  • Salem Skippers Tip Jar-10/18

    $130

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive-Tuesday 10/18

    $91

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive-Monday 10/17

    $110

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive

    $323

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 10/19

    $55

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Alex bought a shirt

    $20

  • Haylee bought her and Ashlee a shirt

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $1,200

  • Haylee Lathrop-cash

    $20

  • Janice Wallick

    $10

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive-Thursday 10/20

    $15

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 10/21

    $230

  • Joel Rumrill

    $1

  • Charlene got a Shirt

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Skippers Vancouver fundraiser-food proceeds

    $1,143

  • Skippers Vancouver-Raffle, donations, inventory sales

    $838

  • Skippers Vancouver-tip jar

    $313

  • Starla, Pat and Lari's-Can Drive 10/23

    $177

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive-Tuesday 10/25

    $17

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive-Wednesday 10/26

    $42

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive-Thursday 10/27

    $71

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive Friday 10/28

    $124

  • Skippers Salem Fundraiser-Food Sales 10/29

    $1,578

  • Skippers Benefit raffle, donations, inventory sales

    $872

  • Skippers Tip Jar-10/29

    $100

  • Olivia Deleon-Arco Tips from Albany 10/29

    $144

  • Ashlee's Tip Jar Collection 10/27

    $72

  • Jordan Carter & Melanie Marvin & Family

    $25

  • Ashlee's Tip Jar Collection 10/30

    $70

  • Darryl Jorgensen

    $50

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 10/31

    $183

  • Carter Miras

    $50

  • Barb and Fred

    $25

  • Gina B

    $10

  • Shelly

    $10

  • Jennifer Sanders

    $10

  • Robert and sam

    $20

  • Stacey Wheeler

    $25

  • Lari

    $10

  • Amy Wilson

    $10

  • Janice & Michael Wallick

    $25

  • Starla-can drive 11/1

    $57

  • Stephanie Potter-inventory purchases

    $40

  • Ronnie & Monica

    $100

  • Brittnye Sigleer

    $50

  • Lizzy

    $10

  • Beavis Family

    $10

  • Browning Babes

    $25

  • Starla Felde and Stephanie Goates

    $50

  • Amber&Trevor

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jodi Clauson

    $10

  • Samantha

    $10

  • Milisa Jeffries

    $20

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 11/2

    $16

  • Dan and Kim Shaeffer

    $25

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 11/2-revised

    $20

  • Meila Adair

    $30

  • Saffron-Inventory Purchase

    $60

  • Gail-Inventory Purchase

    $75

  • Val-Inventory Purchase

    $90

  • Starla Felde & The Lathrop's Can Drive 11/3

    $85

  • Hoodie Sales-10/30

    $210

  • Additional T-shirt sales

    $16

  • Stephanie Potter-Inventory Sale

    $40

  • Angie-Paint Nite Ticket

    $15

  • Cassidy-Paint Nite Ticket

    $15

  • Janice-Paint Nite Ticket

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $1,758

  • Brittnye Sigleer

    $100

  • Misty

    $100

  • Pam Carr-Inventory Purchase

    $40

  • Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive Friday 11/4

    $82

  • Deb & Howard Yost & Alice Labonite

    $50

  • Kathy Hannahs

    $50

  • Josh & Mindy Port

    $25

  • Molly Hesseltine

    $100

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Organized by

Angela Saar

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The Team: $19,807 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Angela Saar

Amount Raised

$16,382

 

68% Raised of $24,060 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fred Felde III

Amount Raised

$1,723

Fundraiser Title

Haylee Lathrop

Amount Raised

$1,080

Fundraiser Title

ashlee Lathrop

Amount Raised

$192

Fundraiser Title

Misty Brittsan Kelly

Amount Raised

$145

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Saffron Meyers

Amount Raised

$75

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Stacey Wheeler

Amount Raised

$75

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Charlene Robey

Amount Raised

$55

Donor Comments

Molly Hesseltine

Molly Hesseltine

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Josh & Mindy Port

Josh & Mindy Port

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kathy Hannahs

Kathy Hannahs

DONATION: $50

To help in any way 1 year ago

Deb & Howard Yost & Alice Labonite

Deb & Howard Yost & Alice Labonite

DONATION: $50

For Janice & family - keep fighting! 1 year ago

Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive Friday 11/4

Starla & Fred Felde-Can Drive Friday 11/4

DONATION: $82

1 year ago

Pam Carr-Inventory Purchase

Pam Carr-Inventory Purchase

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Misty

Misty

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Brittnye Sigleer

Brittnye Sigleer

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,758

1 year ago

Angie-Paint Nite Ticket

Angie-Paint Nite Ticket

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

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