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The Stacey Baylen Family Scholarship Fund

Organized by: Kurt Kutska

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Stacey passed away Sunday, June 26th after her very courageous battle with cancer.
June 28, 2016

THE STORY:

Stacey began her career as a Special Education Teacher in 1998, working in the Proviso School District.  In 1999, she started in District 214 at Nipper Career Education Center.  She worked at Nipper for five years, but due to the school closing, was transferred to Buffalo Grove High School in 2004 where she has since worked.  

In March 2011, Stacey celebrated her 37th birthday, her 7 year wedding anniversary, and her son’s 5th birthday.  It was supposed to be a month of joy and celebration, but unfortunately, she was given unwelcome news - she has cancer.  Stacey was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal cancer.  Although the news was horrific, Stacey was determined to kick cancer in the teeth.  Her family, including extended family members and former students she took in as her own, needed her.  She was determined to be there for them all. Stacey strapped on her battle gear and prepared to fight.

Over the past 5 years, she has received dozens of rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, had a very major surgical procedure, and made many trips to the ER.  It's fair to say that the journey has been full of struggles and pain, both physical and emotional.  It's also fair to say that the journey has always been full of hope, as Stacey is incredibly optimistic, regardless of numerous setbacks!   She is now visiting her 5th oncologist and is being treated at the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) in Zion, IL. She was already treated at the University of Chicago, MD Anderson in Houston, and two other local facilities. She knows her miracle for the cure is out there and is hopeful CTCA is the miracle factory.  

Throughout the journey, Stacey's family and friends have been extremely supportive. With her battalion of compassionate and selfless people, she knew she would not be alone. To this day, she is incredibly grateful for the continued love, support, prayers, and hope for her miracle.   

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To This Fundraiser

$19,430

 

65% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • Central Milk Producers Cooperative

    $100

  • The Brad Watkins family

    $150

  • Angelika Bochnak

    $20

  • Curtis & Judy Kurth

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Rosenberg Family

    $100

  • Denise Caffarello

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan Gibbons

    $100

  • Samantha Oakes

    $10

  • Sean Warden

    $50

  • Joe & Donna Weis

    $50

  • Dean Foods

    $1,000

  • Donna Cox

    $50

  • Mead Family

    $50

  • The Veal Family

    $250

  • Francesca pecoraro

    $50

  • The Grillo Family

    $100

  • Bryan Heiser

    $50

  • Ann Marie Lundstrom

    $100

  • Eric and susan Hope

    $100

  • Rob and Nicole Yacktman and family

    $200

  • Steve and Lori thompson

     

  • The Ladewski Family

    $100

  • Terry and Ruth Stevig

    $100

  • Denis OShea

    $100

  • Stacey Baylen

    $50

  • Carl and Jimmy Meyer

    $100

  • Yacono Family

     

  • Rich and Andrea Gross

    $100

  • Ron Linda & Dana Antonaci

    $100

  • Bogac family

    $200

  • MICHAEL MC DONALD

    $50

  • John and Carol Russell

    $100

  • Ellis Family

    $100

  • Michael Dorfman

    $100

  • Randi Lenzing

    $100

  • Medline Homecare

    $100

  • Tricia Stevens

    $100

  • Karl Craddock

    $25

  • Barry Bordenave

    $100

  • Majella & Ron Tylka

    $50

  • Laura Marcomb

    $50

  • Sam, Sara, & Ben Capalbo

    $50

  • Jaime Burns

     

  • Kosiek family

     

  • Suzanne & Bruce Beam

    $50

  • Kosiek kids

     

  • Erin & Tom Marbach

    $100

  • The Kimpton Family

    $100

  • The Barnshaw Family

     

  • The Vuckovic Family

    $100

  • Kirchwehm Family

    $50

  • John and Char Keane

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kumar and Viju Nathan

    $200

  • Michelle Moffitt

    $50

  • Bill Primous

    $100

  • Nancy Waggoner

    $50

  • Roberta and Bill Dusek Family

    $50

  • Helfers Family

     

  • The Christians Family

    $250

  • Steve Bortko and Valerie Nuckle

    $100

  • Don & Terri Suda

     

  • Sue & Mike Plymale

     

  • Trisha Dean and Rui Luken

    $100

  • Kathy Fox

    $50

  • The STM Girls - Elizabeth, Tiffany, Jeni, Andie & Donna

    $100

  • The Winik Family (Jenny Yanong)

     

  • Diona Wilson

    $50

  • The Larkowski Family

    $100

  • McOmber Family

     

  • Phase Training Family - Marissa C, Kristi T, Mary K, Denise Y, Tyler B.

    $220

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Brinias Family

    $100

  • Courtney Smith

    $50

  • Colleen Duffy

    $25

  • Lester Family

    $50

  • Hannigan Family

     

  • Candy Orta

     

  • "Old" 4th Grade Cheetah Hall (Bailey,Barrett,Goodwin,Kohler,Porem

    $250

  • Medline PO ISS

    $140

  • Marilynn Kaplan and Jack Cheney

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tim and Sheryl Purcell

    $100

  • The Woodland District 50 Administrative Team

    $75

  • John and Karen Gulliver

    $100

  • Upper Midwest Marketing Agency

    $100

  • Selden Fox, Ltd.

     

  • The Negley Family

     

  • Michele Nachbin

    $30

  • Dale & Mary Stevens

    $25

  • Dave Jacobs

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jill Farland

    $25

  • Dagmar Wundrock

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Paul, Jill, Chad and Chase Conlin

    $200

  • French Family

    $100

  • Vonnie and Shawn

    $100

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Organized by

Kurt Kutska

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Vonnie and Shawn

Vonnie and Shawn

DONATION: $100

Remembering the wonderful example you set for all of us! Love and miss you! 2 months ago

French Family

French Family

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Paul, Jill, Chad and Chase Conlin

Paul, Jill, Chad and Chase Conlin

DONATION: $200

In loving memory of a beautiful lady and her family that we were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet.....xoxo 8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

Love for Stacey and the Baylen Family 9 months ago

Dagmar Wundrock

Dagmar Wundrock

DONATION: $50

Stacey will live forever in our hearts. 10 months ago

Jill Farland

Jill Farland

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Missing a great friend today. I think of her often but today she was really on my mind. 10 months ago

Dave Jacobs

Dave Jacobs

12 months ago

Dale & Mary Stevens

Dale & Mary Stevens

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Michele Nachbin

Michele Nachbin

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

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