Annette's Kicking Cancer Fund

$12,550 of $15k goal

Raised by 142 people in 7 months
Lisa M Alcala-Usselman
on behalf of Peter Holmes
 BEAVERTON, OR
Pete and Annette (Yost) Holmes are going through a hardship that needs our support and attention.
It’s always difficult to ask for help. That being said, sometimes circumstances being what they are...you have to admit you can’t do it alone, pray and just ask.
What started out with a small lump two months ago, has turned into two surgeries, a lumpectomy, mastectomy and repair to damaged skin surrounding. Annette has aggressive breast cancer. She will start chemo Aug 15th, every two weeks, for 16 weeks. There will be a follow up visit and shot after each treatment. As soon as she is strong enough, she will have her second mastectomy. She is in good spirits and determined to not let cancer win.
Pete has had to forgo any opportunities to work. Countless doctor visits and changing her drains and bandages and making sure Annette’s needs are met 24/7 have thrown him into the role of caregiver. A nurse comes in once a week to check on them but it is Peter carrying the load, the heavy responsibility. Their healthcare insurance is minimal, almost nonexistent, as is the case with many musicians. There’s no FMLA nor compensation for this huge undertaking and his being away from the working world. They have depleted their savings and the stress is taking a toll emotionally, as you can imagine....and they have only just begun to fight this battle.
Thank you for taking the time to read this devastating news, and if you are able to help, in any way, no words will be able to describe their humble gratitude.
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Update 4
Posted by Lisa Usselman
6 months ago
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Thank you so much for your generosity! We are all so grateful for your kind words of encouragement during this difficult time❤
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Update 3
Posted by Lisa Usselman
7 months ago
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In 2 day's family and friends of Pete and Annette (Yost) Holmes have donated $4925.00 Thank You All!
The Bears
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Update 2
Posted by Lisa Usselman
7 months ago
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Thank you on behalf of Peter and Annette (Yost) Holmes. Your donations, and thoughtful messages are so appreciated! Peter is doing his best to send thanks to each and every one of you. ❤
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Update 1
Posted by Lisa Usselman
7 months ago
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On 8/5 Annette has another surgery...ugh!
Surprise Surgeries are NO FUN!
Annette & her Bears...:)
Peter & Annette
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Teri Glenn
7 months ago
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I am so sorry for your family, I wish I could help... sending good thoughts...

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Gina Cavalier
2 months ago

Sending you loving and healing thoughts!

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Barb Graeber Mcfeters
4 months ago

Look up Consano, either on Facebook or the web. My 38 year old niece started this crowdfunding after she was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. Reach out and share your story, you're not alone and there tons of miracles out there! If I were rich with money, I would help more....

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Lisa Chiarenza
7 months ago

You are in our prayers and our hearts. Lisa and Richie

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Suzanne M. Fox
7 months ago

Love you Annette! Sending my love and prayers❤️

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Donna Williams
7 months ago

Annette. Sending love & Prayers. I am a breast cancer survivor and you will be too my warrior sister! Love Donna Crawford- Williams

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$12,550 of $15k goal

Raised by 142 people in 7 months
Created August 4, 2016
Lisa M Alcala-Usselman  
on behalf of Peter Holmes
$50
Pete Sanchez
1 day ago
BB
$40
Barry Bender
15 days ago

Keep moving forward........................

$20
Tess Wicca
18 days ago

Pete, I can offer $20. I'm sure that would help every little bit counts, and wishing for your wife a speedy recovery, Praying for all the best health for both of you, Keep your head up high Pete and stay Positive, Much love and respect Tess from Toronto xxx

SG
$25
Sandy Green
21 days ago

Two good friends have prevailed with their battle against cancer; both remain cancer free for the last two years plus!!!!

$1,000
Roger Yost
21 days ago

Our prayers are with you and Annette

LW
$50
Lina Williams
1 month ago

Give Annette s huge hug for me ❤

MT
$100
Melinda Truax
1 month ago
JM
$100
Jeri Matson
1 month ago

Still praying for you!!

BC
$100
Bob Capka
1 month ago
AW
$15
Alan Walsh
1 month ago
Teri Glenn
7 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry for your family, I wish I could help... sending good thoughts...

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Gina Cavalier
2 months ago

Sending you loving and healing thoughts!

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Barb Graeber Mcfeters
4 months ago

Look up Consano, either on Facebook or the web. My 38 year old niece started this crowdfunding after she was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. Reach out and share your story, you're not alone and there tons of miracles out there! If I were rich with money, I would help more....

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Lisa Chiarenza
7 months ago

You are in our prayers and our hearts. Lisa and Richie

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Suzanne M. Fox
7 months ago

Love you Annette! Sending my love and prayers❤️

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Donna Williams
7 months ago

Annette. Sending love & Prayers. I am a breast cancer survivor and you will be too my warrior sister! Love Donna Crawford- Williams

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