Russ Fox's fight against cancer.

$17,690 of $10k goal

Raised by 163 people in 33 months
Laurie Ann Lisowe  WELLS, ME

My brothers and I need your help. As many of you know, our father is currently undergoing treatment for stage four esophageal cancer at Dana Farber in Boston. Over the past week, he has been admitted at Brigham and Women's Hospital battling a new and serious kidney problem. These two hospitals are providing treatment far beyond what can be done locally, but unfortunately, it requires a significant amount of travel.

During the most recent trip to Boston, their only working vehicle's engine failed. This could not have happened at a more inopportune time. On top of the emotional and physical strain that comes with fighting such a horrible disease, the treatment is extremely costly. Meanwhile, the physical toll the cancer has taken on our father has made it impossible for him to work for almost a full year. In addition to trying to manage hospital bills, our parents also support our brother Brian, who has experienced his own health problems.

As you can imagine, this has been an incredibly stressful and trying time for our mother. She puts on a brave face and would never admit it, but we know this is eating her up inside. We want so badly to take some of the stress off our parents and give them enough money for a down payment on a reliable car. We wish we were in a position to do it all ourselves, but unfortunately we are not.

Anyone who has had the opportunity to get to know our parents understands the type of generous and loving people they are. On more occasions than we could possibly count, they have gone out of their way to help others in need, asking nothing in return. We desperately want to give them the opportunity to receive the same kind of love and generosity that they have provided to so many.

Please give whatever you can. Even the smallest offering can go a long way toward easing the financial burden they face and allow them to focus on what is most important right now: getting our father healthy. Thank you so much.

The Fox Kids
Brian, Kevin, Cathy, Dave, Laurie and Steve Lisowe
Brooks, Brady and Lilyann


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Update 7
Posted by Laurie Lisowe
32 months ago
Mom bought a car yesterday and no payments needed thanks to all of you!!!! Pictures to come soon!
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Update 6
Posted by Laurie Lisowe
33 months ago
Spent the weekend together as a family talking about all of you and your generousity. There was a lot of joy without worry. We thank all of you for that.
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Update 5
Posted by Laurie Lisowe
33 months ago
Still going strong. Still in awe! Around another $3K today. I'm flabbergasted!
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Update 4
Posted by Laurie Lisowe
33 months ago
Watch out car dealerships, the Fox Family (10 of us) are coming your way tomorrow.

If anyone knows anyone that works at a local Toyota Dealership let me know as mom seems to have her heart set on a Toyota.

THANK YOU ALL!
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Luverne Tinkham
32 months ago

I know personally how heartbreaking Any help I can give is from my heart. Cancer is so crippling for a family.

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$17,690 of $10k goal

Raised by 163 people in 33 months
Created March 07, 2014
Laurie Ann Lisowe  
EL
$100
Edna Luthetr
31 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Russ and with your entire family. Stay strong. The Luthers

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$30
Patricia Putnam
31 months ago

With the power of prayer, and the love and respect of friends and family...ALL things are possible. Stay strong ! Our love and prayer, The Putnam Family

KO
$100
Kevin O'Shaughnessy
32 months ago

Stay Strong Russ!

LP
$50
Luverne Preble
32 months ago
DH
$10
Dave and Jan Holbrook
32 months ago
SF
$50
Shannon Fox
32 months ago
$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
SR
$25
Sonja Raslavicus
32 months ago
MD
$50
marilyee dowling
32 months ago
$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
Luverne Tinkham
32 months ago

I know personally how heartbreaking Any help I can give is from my heart. Cancer is so crippling for a family.

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