funeral expenses etc

$4,195 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 108 people in 39 months
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Amy is a single mother of 3 now grown children. She has stage 4 terminal uterine cancer which has spread to both of her lungs.

This campaign has served a few purposes.

It initially helped cover expenses of her youngest child’s senior year of high school and transition to college.

It has also helped with some medical expenses that were uncovered by insurance.

Another goal is to help with any final expenses. It is Amy’s desire to not pass along any of these expenses to her children who are all in their early 20s.

Finally, her daughter joined the Navy. Through some amazing donations from some amazing people, she got to go
To Illinois to meet her grandson and to watch her daughter graduate Navy boot camp.

The last expense are the final expenses. She has looked into her options and work diligently to keep all costs down.. she doesn’t intend to het an “Mercedes of coffins”. In fact at this point it looks like maybe a small visitation, a cremation, and scattering of ashes. The details are still being refined based on how much we can raise in this final stretch. Any monies beyond what is needed for the final expenses will be donated to a charity of Amy’s choice (Habitat for Humanity is choice one and HPH Hospice is another.)

This is the home stretch. Let’s share our hineys off and get those donations rolling in. Every one counts. She is just as happy gettinf
$5 as $50 because it all adds up!
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Thank you to all who have shared and donated! We still have a way to go.

Update- Since my trip to Chicago, which I do not regret AT ALL, I have been having some increasing issues. My swelling is a constant problem and is limiting my mobility more and more. My pain level/profile has increased and is more difficult to control. There have been some indicators of potential spread to my brain, something not all together unexpected. Grandma DeMoss had it happen, dad has it happen. While it is now appearing I may not make the early 50s like those 2 it is clear that my path is similar (although so far) in progression if not in speed.
Not news anyway wants to hear, I know.
So what we are pushing now are the final expenses. Once those are met we will be closing the campaign down. The faster the better. I don’t see that I need anything else other than support and comfort.
Monday I will begin calling getting new estimates. To remind people- we will NOT be having a service of any kind. That just isn’t me. Any things that people decide to throw together (such as my kids or my friends.
Thanks for your support on this horrible ride and huggles to you for all you’ve done.
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From a couple of $250 dollar donations all the way down to the many $5 and $10 donations, you have ALL made a huge difference in our lives, making so much possible that I never thought possible.
I cannot in any way say thank you enough. You have no idea how touching this is, friends and strangers alike, giving my family help in a time of need and sorrow.
I have fought like the dickens and you know I will never give up but the truth is that I al going downhill. Not super fast but still, it is happening. I currently have pneumonia and have trouble walking even the shortest of distances. Still I fight on to be here every day. Never underestimate how much you all have helped prop me up for this fight.
Now we are left with the one last thing. Once that is over we can close the campaign and enjoy what’s left.
Again, thank you so much for your help along my journey. Thanks for giving my family moments they otherwise would not have had. You are what makes humanity good. We need to be kind to the human organism we are all connected to. Spread the love.
Also, if then donations go over my expense I will be donating that money to a group that gives away prom dresses to low income girls here in Pasco county. They made it possible for my daughter to attend prom and they are a worthy cause. Also sole may go to HPH hospice which is my hospice provider. But I hope to shut it down before
It goes over the amount.
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I want to take a moment to thank everyone who made the Chicago trip possible. Her graduation was amazing, we were beyond happy to see each other! It was a powerful moment. And then, later on in the day, at a lovely park along Lake Michigan, her boyfriend proposed and she said yes! I got to be a part of two wonderful, irreplaceable moments thanks to you.
I also got to spend a few hours with my grandson, Hunter.
All in all it was an amazing adventure.
All the thanks in the world isn’t enough.

From now on, any monies collected go directly to final expenses unless another issue arises (it shouldn’t).
If you happened to be a part of that nastiness on facebook and have any questions about the fundraising or would like to see the diagnosis letter from my doctor feel free to message me. The slander can easily be disproved. I have been honest with my donors from day one. I am not like some people who play heartstrings just to get money. I would
Never have even started this had my mother not convinced me it was necessary. I hate asking for help. But I am overjoyed that I have gotten so much!
Thank you all for a memory that will last forever.
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We have 5 days left for fundraising for the Chicago trip. If you could share the campaign that would help immensely.
Thank you all for your support.
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Please remember that we are fundraising hard for this Chicago trip. We leave 2 weeks from today. Our largest expense will be fuel. After that it will be food (we will be gone approximately 5 days). Shelter is already taken care of and parking/tickets cost us nothing. We are bare bonesing this trip.
Why is this trip important enough to help fund???
This will be the first time I get to physically hold my grandson Hunter who is a year and a half old. I have been waiting to meet him all this time.
Bailey is now in the Navy. They decide where she goes from now on and also make all decisions about when she can get leave. We simply do not know when I will get to see her again. That’s my selfish part. But she also is looking forward to our presence. She has worked really hard and deserves her family (some of us) there to show all the support she has gotten in her decision and hard work. Plus there is a surprise afoot (stay tuned!).
The reality is that it comes down to timing. I do not know when or if I will ever get to physically be with these people who mean the world to me.
You all have already donated. It has meant so much. I would never ask you to donate again. Once is more than generous, and some of you have been BIG
TIME generous!
What I can ask is that you find one friend, one relative, one coworker, one neighbor, just one person. If you can get one person to donate $5, $10, or $20 we would be able to meet and possibly exceed our trip goal well before we have to leave. We really need all donations for this submitted no later than Sunday April 20th in order to ensure I have it for the trip.
Anyone who can accomplish this small challenge would be deeply appreciated.
Thank you all, once again.
Your support, kindness, and love has meant the world. Through you all we managed to take care of Bailey’s entire senior year (an expensive one) and help with a few various medical expenses. YOU made this happen. YOU are all amazing.
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Raised by 108 people in 39 months
Created May 13, 2016
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$50
Chrystal Buckner
1 month ago
$10
Chryssy Joski
1 month ago

Betty is an awesome friend to you.

$100
Tina Bartlett
4 months ago

I love you! Go see your girl graduate! I hope this helps.

LY
$250
Lynn Yancey
4 months ago
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$50
Elizabeth VanDamme
4 months ago

Love you Amy.

$5
Jamie Farrow
4 months ago

A random act if kindness is a cool thing.

$25
Lori Allen
4 months ago

Because sweet pea deserves to hold her grandbaby and see her baby graduate!

KM
$100
Kimberly Mace
4 months ago
$30
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4 months ago
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