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Eric Augustine's Medical Fund

$54,020 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 430 people in 15 months
Created March 12, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Danielle Augustine
On February 21, 2018, Eric was diagnosed with Stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma. This cancer does not yet have a cure and is very rare(only 200,000 cases per year). As everyone knows, Eric is just shy of 31 years old, looks like he is in the best health, always has a smile on his face, and has an energy about him that leaves an impression on everyone he meets.

At the beginning of the year, Eric started developing pains in his abdomen and back. He started feeling tired and then caught a cold. They called/met with their doctor and got a z-pac for his symptoms. The cold went away. A week later, the pain started again and nausea developed. We thought it was his pancreas or gallbladder. After going to the ER they ran tests and said everything was fine, except a small mass that appeared in his liver that was  about 4 cms. They then met with a liver doctor and decided it would be best to get a biopsy and proceed with a liver resection if in fact it was a tumor while operating.

During his surgery, the mass was found to be cancerous and when the doctor went in further he discovered multiple tumors and was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma. The doctor could not resect the tumors due to the severity of it spreading. 

Eric and Danielle have been married just under 4 years and thought that IVF was their journey, however, God had other plans.

While in the hospital recovering from his major surgery; Eric and Danielle found out for the first time in 3 years, that they were going to be parents. This was his first sign of hope to motivate him through his journey!

Currently, Danielle and Eric are meeting with a team of doctors to determine the best treatment plan.  Eric needs to begin chemotherapy immediately in hopes to shrink the tumors to give the doctors an opportunity to go back in and resect areas of his liver. To begin treatment his jaundice levels need to reduce as well as clearance from his surgery he intially went under. 

It is expected that Eric will need multiple treatments, and WHEN the tumors cooperate, he can become a candidate for a liver transplant.

We appreciate all the help we can get for our medical needs as Eric's fights this.  Thank you and God Bless!

To get updates on Eric please follow the link below:
Eric's Facebook Group

Other details about this Go Fund Me campaign:

This campaign was created by Melissa Riegler, (Anaheim Hills, Ca) who is the sister of Danielle Augustine (Eric's wife) and sister in law of Eric Augustine.

Danielle Augustine is the beneficiary for all funds raised for this campaign and is the only person who has the ability to withdraw any of the funds.

All funds will go towards medical expenses for Eric
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Last Friday April 12th Stripes
Of A Warrior hosted a fundraiser dinner for the Augustine Family. That night was truly a memory that both Danielle and Eric will never forget. Michael Austin performed for 250 people in attendance and he brought the house down!

Eric was in his element! He danced the night away with friends and family. Thank you to everyone who came, and donated to the Augustine family. We are so grateful for all of you.

Eric was able to see that he is not fighting this battle alone. He felt so loved and blessed by his warrior community. Danielle said one thing that night that I hope everyone can take away...God is good all the time! God is using Eric for a purpose and that purpose is to share His word and that cancer is not going to define Eric. God is using Eric to inspire others and that He is always with you.

Thank you all again for your love and support.

Many blessings,

Melissa

PS to see highlights from Eric’s big night please check out his Facebook group!
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Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!! We are sooo close to selling out! For those of you can’t make it and have serious FOMO you can still participate in the live auction. I have included the rules below!!

Please follow Stripes of a Warrior to place your bids....did I mention 100% of the proceeds will be going to Danielle and Eric.

Dress code is country chic...got a cowboy hat bring it....boots yes please!

Tickets purchased on Venmo....your name has been placed on a list. Day of event you will receive a bracelet at the door when you check in.

18+ and older so please leave your babies at home!

See you Friday!!
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Yesterday March 31st was a HUGE day for Eric. He was inducted into Orange Lutheran High School’s hall of fame.

Guys...Eric was a stud!!!

Eric (Auggie to his teammates) was a 4 year varsity letterman on both the Offensive and Defensive Lines that NEVER came off the field. He played in 3 CIF title games, was a two time all-CIF selection, Empire league and CIF player of the year and the ROCK of the 2004 CIF championship team.

This is such an honor and continues to inspire many. Eric was beaming with pride and had a smile on his face all night.

Eric, I can’t wait for you to share this day with Kyson and Karter one day.

#curethewarrior
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Hello friends and family,

Last weekend Kyson and Karter were baptized. It was such a special day. The ceremony was amazing given by Pastor Bob and we ended with Eric being prayed over for healing.

The community has been so amazing. Along with Stripes of a Warrior, Chick Fil A and Yorba Linda has teamed up with the Augustine Family.

3/21 Thursday from 11am-8pm Chick Fil A will be fundraising for the Augustine Family. Please see the flyer for details.

3/22 Friday Yorba Linda High School will be hosting a movie night. Kids are welcomed! Please see the flyer for details.

Please be sure to follow Stripes of a Warrior on Instagram and Facebook!! For those of you who cannot attend April 12 you can still participate in the live auction. The items will be open for bidding online!! We have amazing items for bidding!

Hope to see you all next week!

Many blessings,

Melissa
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$54,020 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 430 people in 15 months
Created March 12, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Danielle Augustine
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