Mike Schaaf's End of Life Expenses

Organized by: Gina Livingston

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owner profile image At peace.
April 10, 2016

Hello to everyone who donated to this campaign.  It is with a sad heart that I write to let you know that Mike Schaaf passed away Friday night. See More

THE STORY:

***UPDATE ON FUNDRAISER***

First and foremost, thank you. Or a word greater than thank you. The generosity from family, friends and strangers is unbelivable and overhwelming. I spoke with Alexis today, and she and Mike are utterly humbled and grateful for the love and support they are feeling. Thank you.

Second, though we have (inconceivabley) already hit our funding goal, I have decided to keep it open for a while longer. When I started this, I thought we could help cover a few, immediate financial needs; to pay a few bills. What this outpouring has done already is to not only pay those bills, but to allow Alexis to take unpaid FMLA time from her job to spend it with Mike and Carey. There is no better gift than time together. Whatever money is raised beyond this will ease additional financial burdens I can't predict and continue to wrap support around this family in the weeks and months ahead. 

Again, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. With love, Gina

***ORIGINAL INFORMATION BELOW***

Almost three years ago, Mike Schaaf was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme while his wife Alexis was 20 weeks pregnant with their son. He endured two brain surgeries and numerous complications, only to beat every statistic out there. Mike was doing incredibly well, enjoying life, his wife and his growing son, until the cancer returned in May 2015. Once again, he fought hard against this aggressive disease, but sadly his journey with cancer is coming to an end. A recent MRI showed that, despite the best treatments available, the cancer has continued to progress. With love and faith, Mike and Alexis have decided to stop all treatments and enter Mike into hospice care. Mike has stated that he wants to be "present" during his time here - spending time with family and friends, surrounded in love. We have started this fundraiser to help ease financial burdens for this family as Mike's life comes to an end. His wife Alexis is 32-years-old and their son Carey is two. They need to spend their time together laughing and playing, rather than worrying about how to pay for the inevitable costs that come up as someone transitions. Please consider making a donation to our fundraiser - together we can help make sure their time is spent enjoying one another!!

$53,395

 

267% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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  • Scott and Felicia Mayer

    $25

  • Sarah Mosseri

    $50

  • Ryan Magid

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John & Rosemary

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Bevel Jones

    $100

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  • Anisia and David

     

  • Ashley Greuel

    $100

  • Lizzie, Nate and Betsy Boaz

    $250

  • Block Family

     

  • Marci and Doc Nunnery

    $100

  • Muffie Michaelson & Rob Dretler

     

  • Colleen & Joey Leonardo

    $100

  • Catherine Dansby Smith

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shelly Crochet

    $20

  • Gilly Segal

     

  • Jennifer Tippett

    $100

  • The Joslins

    $200

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  • The ISAF family

     

  • Caring friends

    $250

  • Trudi

     

  • Christian Capozzoli

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stephanie Sotomayor Lane

     

  • Schuyler Lawyer

    $25

  • Adam Hammond

    $50

  • Mary Pederson

     

  • Shelly, Michael and Angelina Head

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Kowalewski's

     

  • Ellen Cho

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jordan and Katie Tippett

    $50

  • Don & Becky Hooten

     

  • Liz Sizemore

     

  • Tom Hamilton

     

  • Drew Ditzel

     

  • Lee and Nancy Proctor

    $50

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  • Sean & Christine McCullough

     

  • Sheridan and Miles Thomason

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $25

  • The Krause Family

    $100

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    $50

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    $100

  • Liz (Jahn) Townsend

     

  • Ruth and Brad Patch

    $100

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    $25

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  • Gretchen

    $50

  • Claire & Dan Walls

     

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    $100

  • Brandi Ricks

    $10

  • Joe Tan

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sallie Willis McAuley

    $25

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  • Liz & Doug Susco

    $50

  • Colleen Coveney

    $50

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    $50

  • The Kohler family

    $50

  • Laura Merritt and Family

    $25

  • Leigh Barnett

    $100

  • Ivan and Pamela

    $100

  • Jeana Arnold Bush & Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeanne and Bob Allen

     

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  • Allison Bernard

     

  • Howard Sax

    $100

  • Rick & Mitzy

    $75

  • The Wootten Family

     

  • Brett and Aaron

    $50

  • The Scism Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Church, parents of Adam Church

    $100

  • Maria Luisa Reeves

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Bobby

    $200

  • The Micits

     

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  • Gail and Matthew Reid

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael Levinge

     

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  • Katie and Robbie Bostedo

    $50

  • Steve and Marcia Parsons

    $50

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  • Ken Erdoes

    $250

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Organized by

Gina Livingston

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Donor Comments

Ken Erdoes

Ken Erdoes

DONATION: $250

Alexis, I am a friend of your father-in-law and ever since Pat shared Mike's story with me you have been in my prayers. Please know that this will not change and that I wish you, Carey and your entire family peace! Best Wishes, Ken 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Steve and Marcia Parsons

Steve and Marcia Parsons

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Katie and Robbie Bostedo

Katie and Robbie Bostedo

DONATION: $50

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schaaf family in this difficult time 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

You are in our hearts and prayers. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Michael Levinge

Michael Levinge

RIP Mike 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

To ease his family as they transition to life without him. 3 years ago

Gail and Matthew Reid

Gail and Matthew Reid

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

O'Connells

O'Connells

RIP Mike. The Schaaf family is in our thoughts and prayers! 3 years ago

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