Support for Marnie
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.
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,
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,
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:
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,
Well, we found out a couple of days ago we found out that she had been awarded the grant! Praise God! There will be a triathalon, among other events, that will be taking place in Lake Arrowhead on Sept. 30th of this year. https://tri4change.squarespace.com/race-recipient
All proceeds will go directly to Marnie and her family as she continues her battle against stage 4 colon cancer. Share this with everyone you know!
We are so grateful for Tri4Change for giving Marnie this opportunity. If you are interested in signing up for the event visit their website and let's all rally to continue to support Marnie!
Love and blessings to you all!
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..
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.
Marnie the Howe family's thoughts are with you in your fight, stay strong!
Such good news! You are in my prayers every night! Keep up the fight girl!
Keep fighting Marni! The Sperlings are thinking about you!
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
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.
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!❤️
You can beat this !!!