Schmitt Family Cancer Fund

$8,885 of $20k goal

Raised by 86 people in 68 months
Jason Schmitt   COLUMBIA, PA

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Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and taking the opportunity to get to know Vickie, a remarkable woman, mother, wife, daughter and friend who has been fighting the most courageous battle of her life. For those of you that know and for those of you that do not, this journey started almost ten years ago...

Beginning in April 2001, the most unfortunate news was given that she had breast cancer and would have to begin treatment consisting of radiation and chemotherapy. After a few years of this she was blessed with the news that her cancer was in remission. Days, weeks and years went by with celebration that she had overcome this horrible disease.

Unfortunately six years later after receiving good news we found out that the breast cancer moved into her arm. She has since had multiple surgeries including a rod placed in her arm to replace the bone effected by cancer. 

This has been a real challange for her getting used to using one arm due to limited abilities in the other arm since the surgery. For nearly the past three years since then she has been receiving chemotherapy on a weekly basis.  In the midst of all this heartache, she has always maintained a positive outlook on life and continued to put others before herself.

On November 24, 2010 she received the most devastating news of her life up to this point. The family found out that the cancer has spread to her brain. She has been experiencing extreme dizziness which is making it sometimes hard for her to do simple tasks that would have once been easy. Sadly enough she is now unable to work due to these changes. Also in light of the economy, her husband is currently laid off. As you can imagine this is causing much added stress to the already terrible situation.

Although we are unsure of her time remaining we are believing and praying for a miracle. With the high cost of medical expenses and bills piling up, we are asking for those that are able to contribute, whether big or small, to give a gift this holiday season that will be a huge blessing to our family.  If you are unable to give, all that we ask, is that you keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and supporting our cause. Our family cannot thank you enough for the gifts and prayers you have given to us. It will forever be appreciated. Please feel free to share this site with other friends and family. We appreciate all the support we can get. God bless you and your families!

Love,
The Schmitt Family


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Update 3
67 months ago
It has been a few weeks since our last post and we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of lots of love, laughter and happiness! We had a wonderful Christmas ourselves and we feel so blessed that we were able to share it with eachother and most importantly Vickie. It is truly remarkable that she continues to do so well. She continues to eat more than ever which is great and certainly helps to keep her energy up, she is up out of bed everyday staying busy and just continues to have the best attitude about everything. She still experiences no pain and little discomfort which we couldn't be happier about. To all of you that made it out to our "drop-in" before the holidays, thank you so much for taking the time during the busiest time of year to visit with her. You have no idea how happy she was to see each and every one of you. She felt so blessed that day and just smiled from ear to ear because of all of you and we can't thank you enough. She loves you all and you have a special place in her heart! Our family is in complete awe with the amount of kindness, love and support we have gotten from everyone through this unfortunate time and we will never be able to show our appreciation and thankfulness. It has been such a wonderful blessing! We hope all of you have a very Happy New Year!! Thank you all!
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Update 2
68 months ago
For all of our followers, we just wanted to give you an update on Vickie. She is feeling and doing pretty well although exhausted but who could ever blame her for that. As some of you may know, Vickie was supposed to undergo two weeks of radiation in hopes to help with the cancer in her brain. She was able to make it through the 1st week just fine. This past week was to be her 2nd week. She made it through Mon and Tues but unfortunately she was hospitilized early Wed morning for some medical help and assistance. As of yesterday, she was able to be released for doing so well and now she is back to enjoying the comforts of her own home. It was decided before leaving the hospital that she will no longer be getting anymore chemo or radiation. She will now have help from Hospice of Lancaster County that will come in a few times a week to see that everything is going as good as it can for her. Besides the exhaustion she is doing very well considering the circumstances. She is still eating great and continues to keep her positive attitude and a smile on her face. As a family we are just continuing to pray everyday and have faith that the Lord knows what is best for her. We are taking things a day at a time and just enjoying each and every moment we have. Thank you again for everyone that has kept our family in your thoughts and prayers and for those who have contributed. The support we have around us is amazing and each of us appreciate it more than we could ever express! God Bless you all!
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Update 1
68 months ago
We just wanted to express our sincere gratitude for all the support we have gotten so far! It is truly remarkable and very much appreciated! Each of you are so very special and we can never thank you enough! Vickie had her second radiation treatment today and is doing okay, just very tired! She is very thankful for your kind generosity! Keep praying because we certainly are!
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Davin Davis
50 months ago

gofundme.com/ql6ro i really need help and dont know where to turn to

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Betty Brown
62 months ago

super movie 4 you http://vimeo.com/24821365 Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business by BurzynskiMovie plus 11 days ago - limited time viewing for free Also, another one, another treatment that is full of good news https://www.facebook.com/TheBeautifulTruthTHEMOVIE please pass on for those without fbook http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=wvzDHGLEUyw The treatment here is Gerson,

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judy taylor
68 months ago

my dear friend vickie..you were the first new friend i met when i moved here from pittsburgh. you always made my family and i feel loved. i am blessed to know you and your family.

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Denise Lehman
68 months ago

Vickie- I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure our time working together at the PAV miss you!

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erin burke
68 months ago

I have known vickie for ten yrs and was a very close friend to kristin and I wanted to send my prayers and love to the family. Although I haven't seen you lately, vickie and the rest of the family mean so much to me! I love you all and wish for the best!

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Brother in Christ
68 months ago

Continue to stay strong in HOPE and FAITH through our Lord Christ Jesus. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need". Romans 12:12

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Sheila Pujols (Waltimyer)
68 months ago

I have been INCREDIBLY blessed to have spent several years working with Vickie. She is, besides my own mother, the most respectable, positive, faith filled, wonderful woman I have ever known. Vickie will ALWAYS hold a very special place in my heart. I know that she has had huge struggles, but, has always pressed on, and continued with grace, She continues to do so, and, will always have made such a positive impact on every life she encounters! I love you Vickie!!! Sheila

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jared
68 months ago

your my other mother vickie and i love you.

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Kelly Stonesifer-MRI
68 months ago

Vickie you are one of the sweetest people I have ever met and I will continue to pray for you and your family. I will miss seeing your smiling face from time to time.

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Gwen Strause
68 months ago

Thinking of you and your family Vickie. I miss your smiling face at Diagnostic Imaging. You and your family are in my prayers!!

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Lisa Holcomb
68 months ago

I am so very sorry for the trauma that you and your family are going through. My prayers are with all of you. Your Mom sounds like a very strong woman. Love you Jason.

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Lori Smith
68 months ago

I am so sorry you are going through such a terrible ordeal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you!!!!

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$8,885 of $20k goal

Raised by 86 people in 68 months
Created November 28, 2010
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$20
Anonymous
66 months ago
LS
$100
Linda Smith
66 months ago

I am praying for Vicky and her family. God bless you.

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$100
Anonymous
66 months ago
PH
$200
PAT AND STU HOGENTOGLER
67 months ago

Hello Schmitts We wanted to make a donation to Vickie's cause too. Vic, please give me a call if you want me to come over or if you need anything at all. I'm right here, but I don't want to impose. I know what it's like to have visitors when you don't feel well. My number is 490-1983. Love, Pat

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EP
$20
Elaina Posey
67 months ago

Wish I could help more...You are all in my thoughts.

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$120
Anonymous
67 months ago
JT
$100
James & Tiffany
67 months ago

prayers & hugs out to you Vickie....you're strength and positive outlook is amazing! we love you guys!

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A
$20
anonymous
68 months ago
RJ
$75
Rod & Jackie St. John
68 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family Vickie!

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KS
$10
Katy Still
68 months ago
Davin Davis
50 months ago

gofundme.com/ql6ro i really need help and dont know where to turn to

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Betty Brown
62 months ago

super movie 4 you http://vimeo.com/24821365 Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business by BurzynskiMovie plus 11 days ago - limited time viewing for free Also, another one, another treatment that is full of good news https://www.facebook.com/TheBeautifulTruthTHEMOVIE please pass on for those without fbook http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=wvzDHGLEUyw The treatment here is Gerson,

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judy taylor
68 months ago

my dear friend vickie..you were the first new friend i met when i moved here from pittsburgh. you always made my family and i feel loved. i am blessed to know you and your family.

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Denise Lehman
68 months ago

Vickie- I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure our time working together at the PAV miss you!

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erin burke
68 months ago

I have known vickie for ten yrs and was a very close friend to kristin and I wanted to send my prayers and love to the family. Although I haven't seen you lately, vickie and the rest of the family mean so much to me! I love you all and wish for the best!

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Brother in Christ
68 months ago

Continue to stay strong in HOPE and FAITH through our Lord Christ Jesus. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need". Romans 12:12

+ Read More
Sheila Pujols (Waltimyer)
68 months ago

I have been INCREDIBLY blessed to have spent several years working with Vickie. She is, besides my own mother, the most respectable, positive, faith filled, wonderful woman I have ever known. Vickie will ALWAYS hold a very special place in my heart. I know that she has had huge struggles, but, has always pressed on, and continued with grace, She continues to do so, and, will always have made such a positive impact on every life she encounters! I love you Vickie!!! Sheila

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jared
68 months ago

your my other mother vickie and i love you.

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Kelly Stonesifer-MRI
68 months ago

Vickie you are one of the sweetest people I have ever met and I will continue to pray for you and your family. I will miss seeing your smiling face from time to time.

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Gwen Strause
68 months ago

Thinking of you and your family Vickie. I miss your smiling face at Diagnostic Imaging. You and your family are in my prayers!!

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Lisa Holcomb
68 months ago

I am so very sorry for the trauma that you and your family are going through. My prayers are with all of you. Your Mom sounds like a very strong woman. Love you Jason.

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Lori Smith
68 months ago

I am so sorry you are going through such a terrible ordeal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you!!!!

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