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Nora Boyle Fund

Organized by: Sarah Hastings

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THE STORY:

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." Charles Dickens

On August 20, 2015 Nora will be undergoing surgery to determine definitively if the massive uterine tumor she has is Uterine Leiomyosarcomas (http://sarcomahelp.org/leiomyosarcoma.html) as the doctors suspect. Despite maintaining private health insurance, the hospital system is insistent that she pay approximately $80,000 in advance of her surgery.

Nora was first made aware of this medical situation 5 years ago and was presented with the reality that the suspected type of cancer is non-responsive to chemotherapy and radiation and, unfortunately, the requisite surgery often increases the rate of tumor angiogenesis/metastasizing due to the compromised position the body is put in during and after surgery as well as the nature of the surgery itself. As a result, after examining her personal situation - most notably her daughter Gabriella's young age, she opted to wait to pursue surgical treatment to ensure her presence throughout Gariella's high school years.

Fast forward to the present where prolonging treatment is no longer an option, as the tumor is making her physically ill, causing dramatic weight loss, is the source of acute pain, and is compromising the function of other organs.

The financial burden that she and her family are now faced with, despite having private medical insurance for the entirety of this ordeal, has proven a fiscally and emotionally crippling turn of events and will greatly impede Nora's ability to sustain herself and her family while recovering and runs a high risk of precluding her from accessing imperative follow up procedures and treatments that will be necessary to her survival and overall health and comfort.

Please consider donating liberally to help the Boyle-Simon family recoup some of the surgical expenses, to defray the imminent medical costs that are hovering on the horizon, and to help sustain their family while Nora recovers.

Does $100,000 seem like too high of a goal to raise? Like too much to ask from family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who all have pressing need and expenses? Perhaps. But imagine what it would feel like if you were asked to do it alone, while ill, and facing your own mortality.

Sometimes the most important part of being human isn't fixing people's problems or taking away the pain, but sharing the burden.

$10,600

 

11% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Patsy Patsy Patsy!

     

  • The Antonio Family

    $15

  • Lindsey & Brent Taggart

    $15

  • william and brenda lincicome

    $100

  • Tom & Claudia Meadows

    $100

  • Douthirt fam

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Don and Benita Meiser

    $50

  • Hannah Burke

    $40

  • Shanks Family

    $50

  • Stevenson family

    $100

  • Larra Clark

    $100

  • anonymous

    $100

  • The Geurts Family

    $25

  • Henry Sina

    $50

  • Eileen Gallagher

    $100

  • The Reagan Family

    $300

  • Pamela, John and Tatiana Chionis

    $1,000

  • Vera Gilbert

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Brendan & Amy Lee

    $50

  • Elvis Presley

    $100

  • Mary Frantz

     

  • The Johns Family

     

  • Mike & Peggy McKinnon

    $50

  • Sharon Brown

    $50

  • Matthew Martinez

    $50

  • Suzanne Wilson

    $100

  • Kimberly Davenport

    $20

  • Kristen Sobieski

    $20

  • Kris Calvitti

     

  • The Remitera Family

    $150

  • Sarah Martinez

    $20

  • Kathie Oakar Golobic

    $100

  • Bill Hastings

    $500

  • Nick Hudak

     

  • Warren & Val McClelland

     

  • Mary Ellen and George

    $100

  • Bhakta family

    $25

  • Aubrey Wagg and Doris Ehrler

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nick & Julia Bachofsky

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sara College

     

  • The Nisky Family

    $25

  • Melissa Hastings

    $30

  • Colleen Callahan

    $15

  • Amanda and John Lopes

    $100

  • Buckeye Beer Engine Evening

    $3,163

  • Joan S

    $20

  • Katherine Fitton

    $10

  • Pam Schreiber Harris

    $50

  • Annonymous

    $335

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Megan Hagenauer & John Basler

    $30

  • The Martinez Clan

     

  • Janet Nary Porach

    $52

  • The Stanton Family

     

  • Bob and Eileen Chesser Matyjasik

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Adam, Lizzy, Henry and Willa

    $20

  • Beattie Family

    $30

  • Peggi & Mark Billey

    $50

  • The Slaght family

    $25

  • Terry and Jackie

    $100

  • The Sacco Family

    $25

  • Jean Fragazi, Kathleen Kaizer & Sis Hastings

    $50

  • Morano Family

    $30

  • Dan McGarry

    $50

  • Andrew Bryant

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fiala family

    $50

  • Allie Smith

    $200

  • Bob and Carol Richardson

    $100

  • Petkovich Family- Cara, Carly, Dave & Tatiana

    $200

  • Amy, Jason, and Sam Cruickshank

    $25

  • Elizabeth & alan Bates

    $50

  • Matt, Megan, Norah, Danny, Jimmy and Grace Hoke

    $100

  • Your friends at McDermott & Hickey, LLC

    $100

  • Shauna Butauski

     

  • Oliver Sellan

    $100

  • Tim and Val Cachat

    $50

  • Meghan Ward

    $45

  • Joe Dangelo

    $50

  • Julie Flynn

     

  • Mary Eileen Kramer

    $50

  • Josephine Litten

    $100

  • The Falcone Family

    $25

  • Dan Lincicome

    $100

  • Mary Frantz

    $25

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Organized by

Sarah Hastings

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Mary Frantz

Mary Frantz

DONATION: $25

I can't make it to the fundraiser at Luchita's tonight. Hope you are feeling fine and healing well. 2 years ago

Dan Lincicome

Dan Lincicome

DONATION: $100

We love you! 2 years ago

The Falcone Family

The Falcone Family

DONATION: $25

Sending thoughts and prayers your way! 2 years ago

Josephine Litten

Josephine Litten

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mary Eileen Kramer

Mary Eileen Kramer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Julie Flynn

Julie Flynn

2 years ago

Joe Dangelo

Joe Dangelo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward

DONATION: $45

2 years ago

Tim and Val Cachat

Tim and Val Cachat

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Oliver Sellan

Oliver Sellan

DONATION: $100

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Love, The Sellans 2 years ago

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