Support for Marnie

$57,100 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 376 people in 21 months
My sweet big sister, Marnie, was rushed to the hospital due to severe abdominal pain on her birthday night. After a CT scan they found a blockage/mass. We still haven't received the pathology reports, but regardless her and her family's health insurance was recently cancelled and they'll need help with their hospital bills.

If you know Marnie, you know she is the most loving, caring and giving person who is always there for everyone. It is my hope to raise enough to cover her impending medical costs. Marnie is a full-time working mother and will be in the hospital with her husband at her side for some time.  Their three small children are staying with our wonderful mother while they await test results. Whatever you can give would be so appreciated.  Blessings to all and thank you in advance. 
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HEllo everyone. Just heard from Marnie who is getting chemo as I write this. Her labs are about the same as last round, which is good because cancer isn’t spreading, but not good because nothing has gone down. She is pretty happy though as the Dr said they will be holding off on the Oxi element this time since her neuropathy is so bad. The Oxi is the biggest cancer killing component but she is so stoked not to feel like such crap for a couple weeks, so yay for that!
ALSO
her amazing friends, Jessica and Mandy did something great for her. Read below and please consider swinging by her house to participate ❤️
Good morning family, friends and all supporters of Marnie. Today Marnie starts another round of Chemo and we would like to try something new that can lift her spirits during her Chemo weeks. Today we are installing a “Marnie Mail” box outside of her house. We would love for people to drop by a note of encouragement, a little prayer verse, a card or really anything that you would like to share with her. It has a lock so it will be safe if you want to drop in a gift certificate for a coffee or maybe even a little cash to help with her house cleaning service... just some ideas. ❤️ We just want her to feel loved, cared for and supported when she is home sick.
Please feel free to share this post with anyone you think would like to participate.

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Hello everyone!
I want to first say thank you for all your sweet messages of concern for Marnie! I’m so sorry I haven’t been updating as frequently but there just hadn’t been much change, unfortunately. Still, we had an amazing Christmas in California with Marnie and the rest of our family. It was such a blessing to be together.
I was able to chat with Marnie this morning. Her latest scan, which was conducted in late Dec, showed that her cancer was continuing to spread as her CEA levels shot up again. So more chemo, and likely the hardcore stuff which will cause her to lose her hair (she’ll still look beautiful).
She also had been having severe lung pain. At first the doctors thought it may have been pneumonia, but upon visiting with a pulmonologist, they are afraid that the cancer could have metastasized to her bones. PLEASE PRAY that isn’t the case because that would not be good. We won’t know until further testing.
I don’t know if you follow Marnie on Facebook, but you should. This girl is a role model, and a source of true inspiration. She has just been living her life to the absolute fullest, something that so many of us forget to do, until it is too late. This whole grueling, roller-coaster of a cancer ride has continued to be really tough for us, but we are still remaining hopeful and faithful. We know she is in His hands.
Thank you all for your continued prayers, thoughts, and support. They need it all. I will do my best to keep everyone posted in the coming months. Let’s pray for a miracle!
With love and blessings,
MB
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Happy Holidays to all of our friends, family and gracious supporters. In the spirit of the season I wanted to take the time to share just how thankful we are for each one of you who have been there for Marnie and her family physically, spiritually and financially. Each time I write to you, I always add, “mere words cannot convey the depths of our gratitude.” I write these words because it is true each time. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

I just spoke with Marnie who is currently receiving her chemo treatment and she informed me that her CEA levels have continued to rise. For those who aren’t aware what this means:
A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to help diagnose and manage certain types of cancers. ... It may also mean that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.”

This is not the news we were hoping for as we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. While so many will be celebrating festively, Marnie will, once again, be sick and fighting for life.

Through tears I am asking for continued prayer and support; any support you can give, whether it is financially or simply helping Marnie out with everyday life.

I’m forever thankful to a certain family member who gave Jacob, Jackson and I the gift of Christmas airplane tickets so we will be able to be with Marnie this Christmas. But in the meantime, not being there puts a heavy weight on my heart.

So please please please continue to send all the love Marnie’s way. She is strong, stronger than ANYONE I know, both in her faith and in her fight. But any extra support of any kind is also incredibly appreciated.

Wishing all of you a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Hold your loved ones close.

Love and blessings,
MB
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Happy July 31st!

I wanted to update everyone on the amazing event taking place for which Marnie was awarded the grant! On Sept. 30, 2017 in Lake Arrowhead, CA, Tri4Change had organized a triathlon as well as other events for which all proceeds and 90% of registration fees will go directly to Marnie as she continues her battle with cancer. 1 year ago August 3rd, which also happens to be Marnie's birthday, was the day our lives changed. It was the day Marnie was diagnosed with cancer. Since that day, her fighting courage and unwaivering faith have touched countless lives.
This event will no doubt raise further awareness about cancer in hopes of finding a cure. If you'd like to participate or volunteer, please visit:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/LakeArrowhead/Tri4Change?fb_action_ids=1586731491347353&fb_action_types=runsignup%3Asign_up_for&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B465081647198860%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22runsignup%3Asign_up_for%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D
Thank you all for the never ending support for our dear Marnie. The depths of our gratitude cannot be explained in words.
Love and blessings to you all,
MB
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Stephanie Schwingel
21 months ago
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Fight! Fight! Fight! July 2, 2015 we were hit with the same news! Stage 4 non operable mets to the Omentum.. We decided to Fight! Stay Positive and not give Cancer the upper hand. He changed his diet completely! No more sugar! No more red meats! Only Certified Organic chicken, turkey and fish, juiced, started only drinking 9.5 ph water, Turmeric caps crom life extension and cooking with Tumeric as well and exercise! A little over a year later we had a PET scan that shows no evidence of disease.. It can be done! You've got This! With the prayers, the love and the power of mind over matter! It can be done!!! STAY POSITIVE! Get in the mind set of FIGHT!! No matter how bad you may feel!! Keep your head up enjoy EVERY second of your days. My hubby has kicked it's ass and so will you.. Prayers and positive energy heading your way.. Oh also after over a year of being off work as a fire fighter, my hubby has returned to work this past week full duty doing what he loves best! Driving his big ole fire truck, fighting fires, saving lives..

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Mary Reardon Fleming
15 months ago
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OMG that is a answer to our prayers. And oh the praying we have been doing! This brings great joy and tears to us! Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted! We will be in continued prayer! Mary & Frosty!

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Drea Solan
19 months ago
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Ummm... YAY! Great to hear, Marnie. Keep it going... and we will too! Love, The Solans

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Dana Armas Merola
21 months ago
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Prayers and well wishes! Also maybe look into medi share a Christian health coverage best wishes please let me know if I can help in anyway!

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Stacey Lippert
14 months ago
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Fantastic news! You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are so thankful for your progress! You are loved by so many! Fight on girl!

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Holly Galligan
15 months ago
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Oh! Thank the Lord for this great news. It does feel like a miracle. Praying for continued healing for Marnie and fam. ♥

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Andi Schloss
15 months ago
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So awesome! Go Marnie and team!

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Stacey Lippert
17 months ago
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Keep fighting girl! We miss you so much and continue praying for you and your family! Love, Marc & Stacey

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Madge Stein Woods
19 months ago
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So happy to hear your markets are going down. Hopefully, they can go in and get it out sooner than later.

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Stacey Lippert
19 months ago
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We are so glad to hear a promising update. You are in our daily prayers - Marc & Stacey

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Natalie White
20 months ago
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Marnie you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. I strongly believe in the power of power and the mind. I can tell you are a strong women and will do everything possible to fight this like a warrior. Cancer can be beat so stay positive and strong. ❤️

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Lori Connolly
20 months ago
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Mary Beth, Your beautifully written update has me in tears. I don't even know Marnie that well but I do know her from having lived in Lake Arrowhead and dined at Belgian Waffle, know your parents from living in Hamiltair & am Liz Wilcut Connolly's mother-in-law. I pray for Marnie daily and will continue to do so as I know what an amazing young woman she is.

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Jesse Howe
20 months ago

Marnie the Howe family's thoughts are with you in your fight, stay strong!

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Stacey Lippert
11 months ago

Such good news! You are in my prayers every night! Keep up the fight girl!

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Allison Aptaker
12 months ago

Keep fighting Marni! The Sperlings are thinking about you!

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Stacey Lippert
12 months ago

So sorry to hear about this setback. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Just know that you are loved and admired by so many people. You have been an inspiration and will continue to be! Love, support and tons of prayers - Marc & Stacey

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Stacey Lippert
14 months ago

Fantastic News!

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Lucy Sorensen
14 months ago

Thanks for sharing your mom's letter. It is difficult to put into words the joy everyone is feeling, but mom's words were so beautiful.

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Erin Wagner Rooks
20 months ago

Sending you lots and prayers Marnie! Mary Beth thank you so much for updating the site! Even far away I feel connected to the whole situation!❤️

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Nick Winkler
21 months ago

You can beat this !!!

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Lamb Family
28 days ago

God Bless You and Your Family Sweetheart. In our Thoughts and Prayers Every Day. Carpe Diem

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Emily Tweten (Till)
5 months ago

I was friends with Marnie at OLA many moons ago....sending love and prayers from one mom to another

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Sandra Cortes
5 months ago
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Blessings to you!

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Maura Schulz
6 months ago

You are a good sister MB. Much love.

Stephanie Schwingel
21 months ago
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Fight! Fight! Fight! July 2, 2015 we were hit with the same news! Stage 4 non operable mets to the Omentum.. We decided to Fight! Stay Positive and not give Cancer the upper hand. He changed his diet completely! No more sugar! No more red meats! Only Certified Organic chicken, turkey and fish, juiced, started only drinking 9.5 ph water, Turmeric caps crom life extension and cooking with Tumeric as well and exercise! A little over a year later we had a PET scan that shows no evidence of disease.. It can be done! You've got This! With the prayers, the love and the power of mind over matter! It can be done!!! STAY POSITIVE! Get in the mind set of FIGHT!! No matter how bad you may feel!! Keep your head up enjoy EVERY second of your days. My hubby has kicked it's ass and so will you.. Prayers and positive energy heading your way.. Oh also after over a year of being off work as a fire fighter, my hubby has returned to work this past week full duty doing what he loves best! Driving his big ole fire truck, fighting fires, saving lives..

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Mary Reardon Fleming
15 months ago
2
2

OMG that is a answer to our prayers. And oh the praying we have been doing! This brings great joy and tears to us! Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted! We will be in continued prayer! Mary & Frosty!

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Drea Solan
19 months ago
2
2

Ummm... YAY! Great to hear, Marnie. Keep it going... and we will too! Love, The Solans

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Dana Armas Merola
21 months ago
2
2

Prayers and well wishes! Also maybe look into medi share a Christian health coverage best wishes please let me know if I can help in anyway!

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Stacey Lippert
14 months ago
1
1

Fantastic news! You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are so thankful for your progress! You are loved by so many! Fight on girl!

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Holly Galligan
15 months ago
1
1

Oh! Thank the Lord for this great news. It does feel like a miracle. Praying for continued healing for Marnie and fam. ♥

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Andi Schloss
15 months ago
1
1

So awesome! Go Marnie and team!

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Stacey Lippert
17 months ago
1
1

Keep fighting girl! We miss you so much and continue praying for you and your family! Love, Marc & Stacey

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Madge Stein Woods
19 months ago
1
1

So happy to hear your markets are going down. Hopefully, they can go in and get it out sooner than later.

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Stacey Lippert
19 months ago
1
1

We are so glad to hear a promising update. You are in our daily prayers - Marc & Stacey

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Natalie White
20 months ago
1
1

Marnie you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. I strongly believe in the power of power and the mind. I can tell you are a strong women and will do everything possible to fight this like a warrior. Cancer can be beat so stay positive and strong. ❤️

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Lori Connolly
20 months ago
1
1

Mary Beth, Your beautifully written update has me in tears. I don't even know Marnie that well but I do know her from having lived in Lake Arrowhead and dined at Belgian Waffle, know your parents from living in Hamiltair & am Liz Wilcut Connolly's mother-in-law. I pray for Marnie daily and will continue to do so as I know what an amazing young woman she is.

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Jesse Howe
20 months ago

Marnie the Howe family's thoughts are with you in your fight, stay strong!

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Stacey Lippert
11 months ago

Such good news! You are in my prayers every night! Keep up the fight girl!

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Allison Aptaker
12 months ago

Keep fighting Marni! The Sperlings are thinking about you!

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Stacey Lippert
12 months ago

So sorry to hear about this setback. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Just know that you are loved and admired by so many people. You have been an inspiration and will continue to be! Love, support and tons of prayers - Marc & Stacey

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Stacey Lippert
14 months ago

Fantastic News!

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Lucy Sorensen
14 months ago

Thanks for sharing your mom's letter. It is difficult to put into words the joy everyone is feeling, but mom's words were so beautiful.

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Erin Wagner Rooks
20 months ago

Sending you lots and prayers Marnie! Mary Beth thank you so much for updating the site! Even far away I feel connected to the whole situation!❤️

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Nick Winkler
21 months ago

You can beat this !!!

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