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MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

Help Tina Trample Cancer

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THE STORY:

In April 2012, many of the Houston Mattress Firm employees had the opportunity to meet Tina and participate in a fundraising race for her. Today, we're sharing Tina's story with you.

During Thanksgiving 2011, Tina was dealing with some traumatizing news: she had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to her liver.

After feeling unnaturally fatigued for a while, Ober visited a series of doctors and found out after undergoing several tests that she had too many lesions to count. The news hit her the hardest when her doctor told her that though they didn’t need to buy a tombstone just yet, they should probably not buy a birthday cake.

After four months, her cancer had gone into remission, something extremely rare for pancreatic cancer patients. In late November 2012, right before Thanksgiving, Tina found out that her liver which had previously been cleared, was showing some small lesions once again, while her pancreas remained clear.

She continued with a different chemotherapy treatment and last week Tina had her second round of the new treatment and also began experiencing terrible stomach pain. Last Thursday night, Tina's birthday, she was admitted to Methodist Hospital for her pain.

Tina underwent an operation yesterday, January 15th and not only are well wishes needed, but your support as well. Tina is mom of three kids and as you can see from her pictures, she is young and full of life. I implore you to help us raise money to ease the burden of her medical bills so that she can focus on beating pancreatic cancer and not about finances. Any amount is appreciated.

To read more about Tina and her battle with pancreatic cancer, please visit her blog at http://tinasprogress.blogspot.com/.

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To This Fundraiser

$11,215

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Holly Gay

    $50

  • Brandee Baker - Mattress Firm

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Pippen - Mattress Firm

    $20

  • Austin and Jaky Dobbs

    $30

  • BloodnFire/Compassion Acts Ministries

    $100

  • DHS64 Farmer

    $50

  • Wayne and Becky Guest

     

  • Prayer Warrior

     

  • A mama to 3 kids, just like you

     

  • Doug and Jeanie Gantka

     

  • The Newell Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Holly Gay

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • The Vance Family

    $100

  • The Coon Family

    $50

  • Lindsay, Colin and Jackson Walton

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tony, Lesley, David and Max White

    $100

  • David & Dena Major

    $100

  • The O'Bannon's

    $150

  • First Colony Gators Swim Team

    $100

  • The Kohlenbergs

    $100

  • Justin O

    $80

  • E Ober and family

    $1,000

  • Aga Family

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Janet and Wyatt Love

    $500

  • The Cremer Family

    $250

  • Marion & Victor Jones

    $300

  • Casey and Mari Soileau

     

  • The Brian Weaver

    $50

  • Tony, Katie, Addison and Delaney Mauer

    $75

  • Edie Surtees

    $50

  • Constantine, Cindy and Christopher Kaisharis

    $50

  • Charles and Frances Justus

    $100

  • Andrew, Nikki, Drew, Josie Meyers

    $50

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112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$11,215

 

112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Linda Toussaint

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Donor Comments

Andrew, Nikki, Drew, Josie Meyers

Andrew, Nikki, Drew, Josie Meyers

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Charles and Frances Justus

Charles and Frances Justus

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Constantine, Cindy and Christopher Kaisharis

Constantine, Cindy and Christopher Kaisharis

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Edie Surtees

Edie Surtees

DONATION: $50

Ron, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. What a beautiful person Tina was. My fervent prayers are with you and your children. 5 years ago

Tony, Katie, Addison and Delaney Mauer

Tony, Katie, Addison and Delaney Mauer

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

The Brian Weaver

The Brian Weaver

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Casey and Mari Soileau

Casey and Mari Soileau

To our special friend Tina. We love you. 5 years ago

Marion & Victor Jones

Marion & Victor Jones

DONATION: $300

John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 years ago

The Cremer Family

The Cremer Family

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Janet and Wyatt Love

Janet and Wyatt Love

DONATION: $500

5 years ago