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THE STORY:

Three and a half years ago, Tom Torborg was diagnosed with stomach cancer. A few months later, one of Tom’s cousins was also diagnosed with the same thing. The Torborgs thought of mothers and aunts in the family that had battled cancer and wondered if there was something in their genes. A genetic test found that their family’s DNA carries a rare genetic mutation that puts them at higher risk for stomach, colon and breast cancer. The best known prevention is a total prophylactic gastrectomy and this past summer, at least six family members had their stomachs removed to prevent getting cancer. Other family members are getting tested and preparing to make the decision: risk cancer or live life without a stomach.

“The good news is we figured this out,” says Tom Torborg who is battling a recurrence of his gastric cancer. “Hopefully, we saved lives of generations to come.”

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To This Fundraiser

$1,670

MONEY RAISED
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  • Deb & Ron Peters

     

  • The Nantkes, Troy, Natalie and Delaney

    $100

  • Denise and Brandyn

    $20

  • Marthanne Edwards

    $20

  • Kurt, Danette, Kacey & Bradon Myers

    $100

  • Steve and Carol Bimmel

    $100

  • Jennifer Oster

     

  • Cheryl & Dan Ristow

    $50

  • The Penn Family

    $50

  • Julie McGaughey

     

  • Anne Schwartz

     

  • Bob Braico

     

  • Ross and Paula Larson

     

  • Chris Farmer

    $25

  • Lana and Randy Berg

     

  • Jay and Holly Tapper

    $50

  • Nancy Pauly

    $50

  • Mark and Meg Neubauer

    $50

  • Ryan and Lynn Krominga

     

  • The Davis Family

    $50

  • Kris Swedberg

    $25

  • Melanie Torborg/Marsha/Eric

    $200

  • Cheri Geffre

    $100

  • Marty and Shirley Davis

    $30

  • LoughRee DeWitte

    $50

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The Team: $1,670 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

LoughRee DeWitte

LoughRee DeWitte

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Marty and Shirley Davis

Marty and Shirley Davis

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Cheri Geffre

Cheri Geffre

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Melanie Torborg/Marsha/Eric

Melanie Torborg/Marsha/Eric

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Kris Swedberg

Kris Swedberg

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Davis Family

The Davis Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ryan and Lynn Krominga

Ryan and Lynn Krominga

5 years ago

Mark and Meg Neubauer

Mark and Meg Neubauer

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Nancy Pauly

Nancy Pauly

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jay and Holly Tapper

Jay and Holly Tapper

DONATION: $50

5 years ago