Beth (Cain) Newell-Get Well Fund

$10,615 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 95 people in 50 months
"Success in life is not determined by being dealt the good hand.
Success in life is determined by taking the hand that you were dealt and using it to the best of your ability."

The one in the hat is my cousin Beth. She is 45 years old, and I consider her to be one of the most successful people I know. She was raised in Bloomington, Mn by her loving parents Bonnie and Joe Cain. She has one brother Joey, who has watched over her since she was young. Although, she might have been the one doing the watching. Beth is a single mom,  raising three beautifull children, Josh, Zach, and the youngest, Kayla, who will be graduating from high school in June. She has raised them on very basic principles, God, Family, Love, and she has done an outstanding job! Beth, is what the world needs more of. My family has been fortunate to spend most of our lives growing up with the Cains. From summer vacaitons in Nisswa, Minnesota, to the daily get togethers, while our moms were having, "coffee". In all the time I have spent with Beth, I have seen her cry, but I have never seen her frown. I've seen her scared, but have never seen her afraid. I've seen her alone, but never lonely. I've seen her smile and watched a room light up with happiness. She is an inspiration to all she meets, and a friend to those who need one. She has been dealt many different hands and has played them to the best of her ability. In my book, she has won the "World Series of People".

On March 10, 2014 Beth was dealt another hand. One, more difficult then she has played in the past. She was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer, stage 3. She has endured  several rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries, and radiation, with more to come. She does so, still with a cheer in her voice,  God and family in her heart.  On Monday, Beth told me that her doctor asked her how she was doing with the chemo and she told him pretty good, but she sometimes feels dizzy and sick at work. Surprised, he said, "you are not working while doing these treatments are you?" She replied, "I am a single mom I have to work." She will not be able to work for at least 6 months. Cancer takes it's toll on the body, treatments takes it toll on finances. 

I have seen her help, but have never seen her ask for help.

I will do that for her. I am asking for your help. There are few of us that have not been touched by this terrible disease. You know the burden is heavy. Let's relieve some of that burden for her. Let's let her concentrate on treating her disease, not the worries of deductables, co-pays, and paying the rent. Some of you don't know Beth. It doesn't matter, you have a wife, daughter, sister, or a mother like her, and they need our help. I am asking you to give up a night out, dinner and drinks, and donate that amount to her. This month, no going to the casino, or buying pull tabs, and donate. Tell you husband or child to forget the Mother's Day flowers, and donate  the money to a mother that really needs it. The church needs your money, but it's ok to skip this week and donate to another cause.  And giving feels a a whole lot better when it's closer to home.   

What ever you can give will be greatly appreciated!!

Beth will play this hand, just as she has played her other hands. She will be victorious. And you will know you have helped her out when she needed you the most. Together we can give the gift of financial support, love, and prayers. As there would be no one more grateful for doing so, and no one  more willing to do the same.

We love you Beth! Get well soon!

John Townsend

For those who know me, if we do not raise enough money here, I will be hosting a live fundraiser with ticket prices around $150. I will be  looking for donations for both a live auction and silent auctions and expecting people to bid appropriately. Sounds very expensive. Anyone donating $100 or more by next Friday will be considered "exempt". :)
Thank you all.

 And please, "like", "share", "tweet" this to everyone you know as there are powers in numbers and we need the numbers.

P.S. I would like to thank the employees at Haus Specialty Mfg. where Beth works, for donating more than a hundred hours of their vacation time to her. And to her boss, who  has been incredibly supportive and understanding. It is a testament to your company, and with a group like that, I bet business is good.
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This is a letter from Beth! Please share.
To All You Generous People,

I wanted to give an update before we closed this donation site down and to express my appreciation to everyone that has helped me in the past year!
Well I think I have come full circle. One year ago today I received the news that I had a tumor in my chest cavity. It was shocking. I went to the doctor thinking maybe I had pneumonia. It’s been a long journey. The tumor (or Monster as we called it) is shrunk down and dead! After a PET scan in late August it was discovered that another tumor had appeared in my lower spine. It was fairly small so with some more radiation they were able to get rid of it. I am so thankful for the many doctors who helped me thru all of this craziness! I’m now in the monitoring phase. I will have a PET scan every 3 months for the next couple of years to check for any new activity. So if you have been praying for me please keep it coming, I still have a ways to go!
I want to thank my cousin John Townsend for his generous and loving actions of creating this donation site, it kept our spirits up and helped us in so many ways. I’ve always known that I come from a great family but to have one of my cousins take his time to set this site up, maintain it and to thank everyone personally really says something about who John is. We love you John and even though I know you don’t want me to say it again, Thank you!
To my family, friends and all the people whom I have never met, thank you for reaching out to us during this difficult time. The amount of generosity from all of you was overwhelming to me. When I said yes to John I did not realize how many people this site would reach. Thank you, to all of you, for taking a moment out for me. I so appreciate your support and kindness!

Thank you again!
Love,
Beth
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Just a little information for all. Beth finished her 3rd round of chemotherapy and 29 days of radiation. She is looking forward to feeling better, and is in good spirits with Kayla's graduation party this weekend! Please continue with the prayers and thoughts!

Thanks again,
John
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We sincerely appreciate all of the donations so far. As you can see I may have been a little aggressive with my goal. I don't know if we will reach it, but I am sure we will get over $10,000,which really was my original goal. Thank again to all and once we get over $10,000 I will update less. I will also keep you posted on how Beth's treatment is going, and how she is doing.

Thanks again,
John
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"It's not how much we give
But how much love we put into giving"-Mother Teresa
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Raised by 95 people in 50 months
Created May 6, 2014
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Becky LaZerte
38 months ago

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOU DAILY AND WILL CONTINUJE TO DO THAT

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Anni Fischer
48 months ago

Continuing to pray for you, Beth. Stay strong :) Hugs from SoCal

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