Catastrophic Illness Expenses

$9,235 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 64 months
Dear Friends and Family,
We are rallying support for Helen Valdez Kilbourne, and her family. Helen is my sister-in-law, married to my brother for nearly 11 years. She will celebrate her 50th birthday this November. She has two older boys, and a young daughter and son. Helen was admitted to the hospital the day after Easter and hasn't left. Many days of testing later, our worst fears have come to pass. She is fighting a grave illness that will have an enormous financial impact on their family. Times were difficult for them prior to this medical event with my brother's loss of job security and insurance benefits. Any help is greatly appreciated so they can focus their energy on Helen's health, and supporting each other through this uncertain path. Thank you for your prayers, support, well wishes and generosity.
Sincerely,
Barbara Larson and Family
(John's sister)
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Thinking of you, Helen, as you enter Round 2 of chemo today. Spending 8 hours in the chemo chair is not the ideal way to spend Memorial Day, but stay strong and fight on. We love you!
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Thank you so much for your AMAZING support and for helping us spread the word for Helen, John and their family. Several people have contacted me for their address and prefer to send well wishes, cards and donations offline. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Helen finished all 8+ hours of her first round of chemotherapy like a champ. After 15 long days and nights, she was released from the hospital Tuesday. Preparing herself for one of the most difficult parts of the journey ahead, Helen took the bull by the horns today and got a short, sassy hairdo which will make losing her hair a little less daunting. She has a doctor's appointment this week, then needs to rest up and catch her breath for the second round of chemo on May 25th.
Meanwhile, the outpouring of support from friends and family has been SO touching. As Helen said, "I cannot put into words how grateful we are to have such a wonderful and supportive family in our corner."
Helen's New Haircut on Mother's Day~2014
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You are all amazing! Thank you for your continued support, generosity and well wishes. After 15 long days and nights, Helen is finally home from the hospital. She needed $600 worth of prescription medications today so we can't thank you enough for your help through this fund. There may be a long, rough road ahead but her faith, family and friends like you will help carry her and her family through this.
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Wow! Your generosity and support is so touching. John and Helen are so very grateful. Thank you all! Helen started a grueling treatment of three different chemotherapy drugs today. She will be able to go home from the hospital soon to recover until the next treatment. Please keep the prayers and good thoughts coming.
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Ben Valdez
64 months ago

Barbara! Holy WOW!!! You are an incredible lady!!! Love your spirit and your reach for love and support!! We have some incredible family members in need of SPIRIT, LOVE, and HEALING for SWEET HELEN, and it's where our our hearts, prayers and souls are focused!! With Gods grace and intervening may he bless our Sweet Helen and perform his healing upon our angel...

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Created May 2, 2014
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AK
$75
Adam Kilbourne
62 months ago

Courtesy of Nick Ricchino.

ML
$50
Michael de Lyon
64 months ago
LS
$100
Lucy Saito
64 months ago
SA
$100
Sona Anderson
64 months ago

My prayers are with you and your family.

AK
$40
Adam Kilbourne
64 months ago

Courtesy of Andrew Weinberg's purchase of an Instagram print.

KS
$100
Kate Silverman
64 months ago

We care...

TP
$50
Todd Press
64 months ago

May God's Grace sustain you all.

$260
Anonymous
64 months ago
TD
$1,000
Tina Dreffin
64 months ago

We're wishing you a speedy recovery. I am a cancer survivor and know your fears. Believe me, your docs and faith will come through for you!

DF
$200
Diana Fitch
64 months ago

My prayers and thoughts are with Helen and to your wonderful family....

Ben Valdez
64 months ago

Barbara! Holy WOW!!! You are an incredible lady!!! Love your spirit and your reach for love and support!! We have some incredible family members in need of SPIRIT, LOVE, and HEALING for SWEET HELEN, and it's where our our hearts, prayers and souls are focused!! With Gods grace and intervening may he bless our Sweet Helen and perform his healing upon our angel...

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