Steve Pharris fighting Brain Cancer

$6,325 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 69 people in 1 month
Christine Basile
on behalf of Kelly and Steve Pharris
 NEW BERLIN, WI
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Steve Pharris has been fighting Brain Cancer for the third time– Needs your help!

I’ve known Kelly and Steve for twenty-one years. They were the first couple that welcomed my husband and I to Wisconsin.

They are the most selfless couple that I’ve ever known. Related or not they treat everyone like family.

Steve Pharris was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2003, with an Oligodendroglioma Grade II, due to the onset of seizures. He had surgery to remove 40% of the tumor and seven weeks of radiation.

Then in 2014, Steve had his first reoccurrence of brain cancer, the tumor came back more aggressive as a WHO Grade III oligodendroglioma. Redo craniotomy was performed and he had to complete 12 cycles of Chemotherapy with Temodar for one year.

On November 29, 2016, a 2nd reoccurrence of brain cancer, came back even more aggressive with multiple tumors and progression of the angiogenic glioma oligodendroglioma III and a GBM, glioblastoma tumor. The GBM tumors has caused neurological damage and has affected his eye sight. He was diagnosed with homonymous hemianopia which has left him half blind.

On November 18, 2016, he had to stop working and go on short term disability from his job.

On December 6, 2016, he started treatments of two chemotherapies, Avastin and Temodar.

On January 16, 2017, he was admitted into the hospital and another MRI was performed. The
findings showed the chemotherapies had not stopped the progression of the tumors and he was told to stop treatments.

The doctors have recommended he move into hospice and feel he has
two months to live. Currently, he is bed ridden due to weakness on his left side.

Steve and his wife Kelly Pharris have been married for 24 years in December 2016. Steve is a
tool and die maker at Briggs and Stratton Corporation for 24 years and is still waiting on his short-term disability pay to be distributed. Kelly Pharris has had to go on FMLA unpaid leave to be his sole caregiver and provide home hospice care.

Currently, they are both not working and without incomes now.

Any donations are greatly appreciated!
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Update 14
Posted by Christine Basile
18 hours ago
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Steve is on his final days on earth and resting peacefully and comfortably. Kelly and Steve thanks everyone for all their prayers and generous donations. He has decided to donate his brain to medical research and hopes it can help other people with this disease in the future.
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Update 13
Posted by Kelly and Steve Pharris
10 days ago
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First day of Spring already, as 2017 has been a blur so far to date. Steve is starting to sleep more throughout the day. Friends and family are coming to visit and bringing Steve favorites Culver's. Thank you friends and family for your continued support during this difficult time in our lives. Love Kelly and Steve Pharris ❤️
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Update 12
Posted by Kelly and Steve Pharris
15 days ago
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Bandit is praying for his pupperdaddy (a.k.a Steve) ❤️
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Update 11
Posted by Kelly and Steve Pharris
17 days ago
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Great birthday weekend with Steve
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Carrie Pehowski Kanngieser
1 month ago

Kelly send me your home address and I'll help out to you and Steve directly. Hugs to you!!!

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Kelly Lee Pharris
1 month ago

Steve and I are so grateful for outpouring of your thoughts, prayers and your generosity. He is bedridden for now but is doing well. The monies will be used towards medical bills , utilities, food etc. We are truly blessed. I will send more up dates on Steve.

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$6,325 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 69 people in 1 month
Created February 11, 2017
Christine Basile  
on behalf of Kelly and Steve Pharris
KB
$50
Kristina Beck
18 hours ago
KH
$75
Kristin Hansen
9 days ago
MW
$100
Michael Westog
12 days ago
DM
$100
Deb Martz
13 days ago
AL
$100
Allison Lauer
13 days ago
LE
$100
Linn Elliott
18 days ago
SR
$50
Sara Roska
20 days ago
$60
Anonymous
20 days ago
MB
$50
Mel Berlin
22 days ago

God Bless You Steve. You give so many other people so much strength by seeing your Great faith in Our Savior God Big Hug!

CT
$100
Christian Tentoni
23 days ago
Carrie Pehowski Kanngieser
1 month ago

Kelly send me your home address and I'll help out to you and Steve directly. Hugs to you!!!

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Kelly Lee Pharris
1 month ago

Steve and I are so grateful for outpouring of your thoughts, prayers and your generosity. He is bedridden for now but is doing well. The monies will be used towards medical bills , utilities, food etc. We are truly blessed. I will send more up dates on Steve.

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