Screw Cancer | Help My Sister Beat This!
For those who would like to pay your respects and say goodbye, we will be holding a memorial for Melanie on Sunday, Feb 22nd, at 1pm. It will be at The Community Chapel Church- 42250 Ames Creek Rd. in Sweet Home. Here is a FB link with all the info.
Thanks again so much.
On June 7th my fraternal twin sister, Melanie, went to the ER after suffering 9 days with a massive migraine. She was immediately admitted to OHSU to remove a lime sized tumor from her brain. She patiently waited over 2 weeks for the results of that tumor. On June 25th she was officially diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), which is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans. She has been given 5-15 months to live. My sister is only 41, a wife, and mother of 3 children, two of which are 11 and 4 and still at home which is in Sweet Home, Oregon. After radiation & chemo treatment, our family would like to send her to an Alternative Cancer Treatment Hospital that treats her kind of cancer, and that is very expensive. Those who know me know I am humble & a hard worker, but this goes beyond my means.
In addition to this, Melanie and her husband are hard working small business owners who, like many self-employed Americans, DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE. Her brain surgery, and now her radiation AND chemo treatment, as well as the countless other expenses that come along with something like this has already been a financial tsunami for their family. We want to help Melanie do ALL she can to be here for her family and see her children grow up, get married and live happy healthy lives. Will you join us? If we all can just give $5, we could raise the money in no time :) I've witnessed so much support & love for her already, but more could never hurt, right? :)
I have created this FB page
for all of her friends & family to leave notes, words of encouragement, photos, whatever you like for Melanie, Jimmy, Paul, Aizlin, & Canyon. I will keep it updated with her progress & such throughout this journey.
Thank you all so much!
Lots of love,
This is going to be an amazing night of music, raffle prizes, friends, & fun dedicated to Melanie. Her family has been rocked hard this summer, emotionally & financially. Let's show the Frantz family a good time :) Please join the FB event to keep updated. Have a great day!
Thank you all for your support. Our family appreciates you all so much.
Melanie is halfway finished with radiation/chemo, then on to her next journey, which is yet to be determined. :)
Melanie starts radiation & chemo tomorrow (Wed 7/3) which needs to be accomplished before any other treatments. She's in for a long 61/2 weeks. Please continue to share & pray for her.
We LOVE you Mel-Mel!
GOOD MORNING ALL! HANGING IN THERE, WOW! RAD?...YEA A LIL CRAZY! MAKES YOU REALLY REALLY TIRED BUT ITS OVER IN 3 WEEKS...CHEMO I WILL STAY ON TILL THE DOC SAYS OTHERWISE! SO RADIATION I WILL HAVE HAD THE MAX A HUMAN SHOULD HAVE BUT CHEMO PILLS WILL CONTINUE ON:/ WE KEEP FORGING FORWARD EVERYDAY AS A ARMY WITH JESUS IN LEAD ON HIS WHITE STALLION! WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK FOR?! PRAISING HIS NAME EVERYDAY! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE GIFTS!
You ARE an inspiration; not because you have Cancer, but rather because you're a woman of sincere faith. In Hebrews 11 is filled with examples of the wonderous things God did because of their FAITH! God is just, all-knowing, and all-powerful, and He is blessing every single life you touch right now. Mine included. As you continue to believe and obey Him, He will continue to pour out His blessings upon you and those around you. This is not MY promise, it's His! I love you with all my heart, Mel Mel, and am so thankful to be on this journey with you!
so things a little rougher physically but thats what to be expected on a journey that may take preservearance, stamania, and strength. which i draw from this amazing acts of kindness page. This isnt screw cancer but rather a embrace of the cnacer! We take what comes and forge forward! we are learning every day about it, maybe someone will come along that we are being prepared for that wouldn't make it with out your help! Maybe this is to lay that foundation for them! you all, thank you for your hard earned finances. I know it's not easy today, even buying milk sometimes is a stretch! thank you so much!
Our soul waits for the Lord, He is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20
WOW! Still so amazed at the support that is building here! I have been doing the Tremodar for three nights now. This is the chemo pills, i finished round 6 of radiation but have about 5weeks to go on that everyday except weekends! So i do get those off woohoo! I'm hanging in there, the family is hanging in there, the Spirit of our Lord is here in this house. I will continue to pray, listen and wait! Just like we all should with whatever we are walking through day to day. I love the picture below with my sister Boo(nick name) new fiance' in the go cart hands to the sky with his words of uplift! Just now seeing that! So many things happening here and lessons to be learned, Its a summer to remember thats for sure! July 2013 has me the most blessed Ive ever known. THANK YOU ALL FOR SO MUCH HELP, LOVE YOU:)
Look at all these lives changing! Great job friends! Im so happy to hear that you all are taking a stand for yor own health bodies! Your commitment here is such a blessing and we read all the posts and marvel at you all! Thank you to you all!!!!!!!! Radiation round 2 today wasnt bad at all, im still here a lil headachy but i managed t collect the eggs from our amazing hens and wash them up for breakfast tomorrow! Everyone of you know that Im lifting you in prayer and thank you all!
WOW! THE BLESSINGS KEEP FLOWING...I DID NOT KNOW REALLY HOW MUCH LOVE THERE WAS TILL NOW...YOU ALL AMAZE ME AND THANK YOU!....TIMES ARE SO TOUGH FOR EVERYONE AND DONT THINK FOR A SEECOND I TAKE ANY OF YOUR SUPPORTFOR GRANTED...SOME OF YOU ARE SNGLE PARENTS LITERALLY GIVING OUT OF HARDSHIP....GOD WILL SEE THAT MY FRIENDS AND HE WILL GIVEBACK TO YOU...WHEN I WIN THIS I WILL NEVER FORGET IT WAS BECAUSEOF TE HELP OF THIS ARMY....LOVE YOU ALL THANK YOU!
We're gonna do this Mel, we won't stop until we reach the goal.