183
183
5

4 R Maureen

$19,480 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 2 months
Created November 4, 2018
It is with great sadness to update that Maureen Jagier Skinner passed away on 12.23.18. Maureen fought ovarian cancer with such grace and feistiness. Most did not know of her extreme suffering because she would, as a journalist, report the clinical facts and then instantly turn to positivity and joy. She would then genuinely enjoy and focus on everyone around her. Often having everyone laughing and maybe even singing and dancing. 

Stuart Scott, an ESPN journalist, once said that "You beat cancer by how you live, while you live, and in the manner in which you live." By his definition, Maureen beat cancer. She made it to every family, friends and school event when most of us might have passed on a few. She is already greatly missed. 

Maureen often shared that her greatest life accomplishments were her daughters, Shannon and Meghan. In honor of Maureen we have changed the focus of this GoFundMe and are directing all donations toward an educational fund for her daughters, The Skinner Children Education Fund. Maureen set the bar for her daughters by graduating from Drake University in Broadcast Journalism with honors.

Thank you for all of your support and prayers. They gave all of us strength.

With love and gratitude,
Maureen's Family

"God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. " 1 John 4:16



On Tuesday, October 30th, Maureen received, as she describes, heartbreaking news about her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Her chemotherapy has stopped working.
The disease is spreading.
Treatment options are running out.
She will begin a new  short-term chemotherapy regimen this Wednesday, November 7th.  If it is successful, it's effectiveness tends to last only a few months.  Then she must find a clinical trial anywhere in the world that may help ASAP.  If you hear of ANYTHING that might help, please let us know. Your support and prayers have provided  miracles in her healing so far.

We have 3 requests;

1) Continued Prayers
2) Continued support including leads on additional Clinical Trials
3) Additional financial support for current and future impending medical bills.  Thank you for all of your previous support. 

*Late spring and early summer, Maureen spent much time hospitalized as her tumors had  grown preventing her from keeping any food or liquids down. Maureen was extremely weak, barely able to walk and under 100 lbs. 
Maureen was fortunate to receive some relief over the summer but now is in a similar situation. Her family is working hard to find a clinical trial for her. 

Please consider urgent financial sponsorship for Maureen's medical costs - a day - a week or however much you can.
Please share our request with as many as possible.

With our sincere hope and love,
Maureen's family

"God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. " 1 John 4:16
+ Read More
Update 3
Posted by Chris Hogan Flood
20 days ago
   Share
It is with great sadness to update that Maureen Jagier Skinner passed away on 12.23.18. Maureen fought ovarian cancer with such grace and feistiness. Most did not know of her extreme suffering because she would, as a journalist, report the clinical facts and then instantly turn to positivity and joy. She would then genuinely enjoy and focus on everyone around her. Often having everyone laughing and maybe even singing and dancing.

Stuart Scott, an ESPN journalist, once said that "You beat cancer by how you live, while you live, and in the manner in which you live." By his definition, Maureen beat cancer. She made it to every family, friends and school event when most of us might have passed on a few. She is already greatly missed.

Maureen often shared that her greatest life accomplishments were her daughters, Shannon and Meghan. In honor of Maureen we have changed the focus of this GoFundMe and are directing all donations toward an educational fund for her daughters, The Skinner Children Education Fund. Maureen set the bar for her daughters by graduating from Drake University in Broadcast Journalism with honors.

Thank you for all of your support and prayers. They gave all of us strength.

With love and gratitude,
Maureen's Family
+ Read More
Update 2
Posted by Chris Hogan Flood
1 month ago
   Share
1
1
Maureen continues to share joy and amaze all of us with her spirit and strength!
12.17.18
+ Read More
Update 1
Posted by Chris Hogan Flood
2 months ago
   Share
1
1
One week in, we are almost at 20% of our goal. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The Nugent family held a prayer service today for Maureen. Surrounded by love and prayers Maureen continues to be the most beautiful person in the room, both inside and out. Maureen openly shared the pain, anxiety, hopes and fears she endures daily. Through tears she explained how the love and support of her family and friends sustain her beyond the crippling physical and mental challenges.

Last Wednesday Maureen was able to begin her 4th round of chemotherapy. She is receiving topotecan once a week along with the daily cannibas regimen as described last week.

We ask for continued prayers that she responds well to the chemo. On November 21st Maureen will meet with the doctors at the University of Chicago regarding available ovarian cancer trials. Please pray that the perfect one is just waiting for her. Finding a trial has been particularly challenging because Maureen does not carry the BRCA gene so she is not eligible for many trials.

No word has been more widely defined then the word love - until today. While the word love can mean very different things to so many the real definition of love is to want the absolute best for someone. Jesus showed us that all love requires is personal sacrifice on our part for that to happen.

Thank you for continuing to surround Maureen with love.
With our sincere hope and love,
Maureen's Family

"Love is the greatest thing there is." (1 Cor 13:13)
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$19,480 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 2 months
Created November 4, 2018
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$75
Julie Rettko
3 days ago
$150
Trudi and John Gavin
4 days ago
MS
$200
Mary Schoeller
8 days ago
JH
$100
jeffrey hunt
9 days ago
TT
$100
Toni and Joe Talanges
10 days ago
$100
constance and john rhind
11 days ago
JR
$250
Jeff & Karen Rosati
12 days ago
SM
$100
Suzy McCarthy
12 days ago
MF
$200
MaryAnn and Bernie Fay
12 days ago
$25
Anonymous
13 days ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.