Disneyland for Momma

$7,995 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 30 months
Lacy Thompson   SEQUIM, WA
On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, our entire world came crashing down with one word, "terminal." No one ever wants to hear the word "cancer," let alone being terminal. For 3 years, our mother and grandmother, Cheryl Ghere, has been couragously fighting colorectal cancer. Through the surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, blood transfusions, and more surgery, we have stuck by her side with more support and love than anyone can ever imagine. Whether it was getting her a cup of soup, decorating her house for Halloween, or cooking the entire Thanksgiving dinner, we were always there at the drop of a hat. Family came from Centralia and Kennewick to surprise her for her birthday just to see her smile and see that she isn't going down without a fight. Now it seems that evil cancer, that word you never want to hear, is making a comeback in her pelvic soft tissues, and is inoperable. After being given a timeline of average 9 months to 2 years, we want to make her last year and memories the greatest. Nothing gives my mom more joy than seeing her family and the smiles on all her baby's faces. Her biggest wish is to see her newest grandchildren's, Olivia and Emma, faces when they see Mickey Mouse for the first time. Anyone who knows our mom, knows how much she LOVES Disney; how much she adores Mickey, and how her whole life has always evolved around Disneyland. Every morning, she watches the Los Angeles News just to catch a glimpse of the Disneyland castle on a gorgeous California day. We never thought it would come down to doing everything "one last time," but if we can get mom to Disneyland to see those baby's faces explode with joy and happiness, it would warm our hearts to know Mom's biggest wish is complete. She has given so much to this town, and to the kids we grew up with; whether it was starting a new school tradition or bringing to classrooms  her famous cookies and treats for every holiday and birthday, she's always been there for us and others. Anyone who is willing to donate, we are forever in  your debt and cannot thank you enough to help make Mom's biggest wish complete. If we reach more than what our goal is, funds leftover will help go towards her medical bills.
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Update 7
30 months ago
Last day to donate! The online fundraiser will end at 7pm this evening. If you would like to still donate, please visit one of the local branches of Sound Community Bank. I would again like to thank everyone who has donated. Because of all the donations received, we are leaving for Disneyland on Thursday! THANK YOU!!
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Update 6
30 months ago
We have reached our minimum goal of $7000!! Thank you to everyone who has donated; we cannot begin to express our gratitude to you all! Mom's fundraiser will still stay open until March 10th; we are aiming to get her to Disneyland this month!
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Update 5
30 months ago
We only need $895 now to send Momma and her family on this trip! We have reached a little over 87% of our goal and there are currently 12 days left to donate. Thank you all for your donations, words of love and support and generosity. We can't thank you all enough. God bless you all.
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Update 4
30 months ago
There are 2 weeks left to contribute to mom's fundraiser. It will end March 10. Please, if you haven't already, spread the word, share this on your page or if at all possible, help donate to get my Momma to Disneyland one last time. We have reached 78% of our goal- we are so close!! Again, we can't thank everyone enough who have helped make it this far!
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Lindsey Anne
30 months ago

There are no words that can express our gratitude to all you who have donated. The support of this community is amazing. We are truly humbled and cannot thank you enough.

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$7,995 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 30 months
Created February 17, 2014
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Anonymous
30 months ago
LS
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Leilani, Mark and Kiehl Sundt
30 months ago

We always loved your smiling enthusiasm at Haller! Thanks for making elementary school so much fun :)

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Anonymous
30 months ago
AC
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Annie Christie
30 months ago

You were my lunch lady 10 years ago...i still remember you and how sweet you were! I hope all of your dreams come true... :)

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Anonymous
30 months ago
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Anonymous
30 months ago
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Anonymous
30 months ago
DG
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Dystany Gierth
30 months ago
GM
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Gwen McNeir
30 months ago

Hugs from Oregon! Hope you and your dear ones have a marvelous trip.

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SK
$50
Susan Kowitz
30 months ago

Have fun!

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Lindsey Anne
30 months ago

There are no words that can express our gratitude to all you who have donated. The support of this community is amazing. We are truly humbled and cannot thank you enough.

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