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Brian Austein - Beating Cancer

$91,651 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 353 people in 5 months
Created May 18, 2018
Friends we need your help. Brian was diagnosed in April with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with metastasis to the brain. This comes as a devastating blow to this beloved family.  Due to his condition, Brian has been unable to work at his job as a pilot for Fed-Ex.

He is currently seeking treatment options which require long distance travel and overnight stays. The cost for travel and medical expenses not  covered by insurance are adding up very quickly. This precious family needs our assistance. The emotional shock of a cancer diagnosis and so many uncertainties are only compounded by the financial stress. 

Brian has been married to his beautiful wife Amy for five years and they have one son. Brian is known by his peers to be extremely talented when it comes to flying and building airplanes. He has been featured in publications for his home built airplanes both in Sport Aviation Magazine and the local newspaper.

Brian is kindhearted and giving when it comes to helping others.  He never hesitates to offer a hand or answer a mechanical question for someone in his community. He volunteers his time annually with EAA Young Eagles providing future, young aviators a ride in his plane. 

Please consider helping us raise funds to assist Brian and his family with all these unplanned expenses.   No gift is too small. Please rally with us to get Brian the care he needs. Most of all please pray for them.

Thank you!

Stephanie Cole
Friend/Neighbor to Bryan & Amy
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Friends our hearts are saddened by the loss of our brother and friend. This world won't be the same without Brian in it. He lost the battle to this dreadful disease on Thursday. Funeral arrangements have been made and will be held in Hernando at the First Presbyterian Church, 1455 McIngvale Rd. Visitation is Monday at 5p-9p and the funeral service is Tuesday at 2p. On behalf of the family, thank you all for your kindness through words, prayers and giving. We are humbled at your generosity.
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Dear friends please be in prayer for the Austein family. Brian is back in Mississippi at his request. Any prayers or encouragement can be left on this page for them to read as time permits. Thanks to all those who have donated and to those that continue to give. Brian has been overwhelmed with the generosity and the thoughtfulness you guys have brought to his family. He has maintained his humor throughout his illness continuing to think of others to ease their anxiety. He is such a selfless individual. It would be awesome to blow this page up with comments to encourage them. Blessings to you and your family.

Dale & Stephanie Cole

So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
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Wow! As of today, we have made it to a little more than half of our goal.. Thank you all so much for continuing to share this page. I spoke with Brian today and he is in good spirits. He is very optimistic that the current treatment he is taking and will continue taking in Charlotte will knock out this cancer. Brian and Amy are overwhelmed with the amount of support they have received from everyone including strangers. Brian kept mentioning how he was going to give back in the help to fight cancer. He has already touched so many lives through his kindness and giving. Such a nice, nice guy. We love you Brian keep up the fight. Amy hang in there sweet girl. You are doing an amazing job assisting Brian with his needs and being a Momma to W. To all those reading, please keep praying, sharing and encouraging others to give.
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On behalf of Brian and Amy, I would like to say thank you for your generous support contributions. The momentum is going strong. They are extremely grateful for your kind words, prayers and donations. Brian is now in Charlotte, NC beginning treatment. Unfortunately, all expenses are out of pocket and not covered by insurance. Treatment is over $10,000 a week not including travel cost. Please continue to share this page so we can get closer to the goal. Remember no contribution is too small.

With a grateful heart,
Stephanie
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$91,651 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 353 people in 5 months
Created May 18, 2018
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