Tom Kammer's medical fund

$4,040 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 32 months
Kris Thiessen
on behalf of Brenda Kammer
 EVERLY, IA
It's so much easier to give help then to ask for help. That's why the "Sandbar Gang" have come together to set up this site for Tom and Brenda. Two of the best friends a guy or gal could be lucky enough to have.

We love you two. Hang in there. We're with you all the way. Many, many prayers coming your way.


On October 14, 2015, after not feeling well for a couple of months, weight loss of 25+ pounds, and out of control blood sugars, Tom had an ultrasound done on his pancreas. The doctor called later that day with a preliminary diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He was seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN the next day by 2 GI doctors and surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis.   

The good news is that it appears that Tom is in the lucky 10% who have a fighting chance!

But fighting isn't going to come cheap.   Tom will be going through chemo and a rough surgery.  There will be medical expenses, hotel expenses, gas, missed days of work, getting family here and there, and more that will come up.

Tom adds so much to each of our lives with his "little witticisms", his hospitality, his music, his (mostly) fine cooking and his friendship.  We'd like to offer each of you the opportunity to give back to him.   

If you are like us, you are probably wondering what you can do and how you can help Tom and Brenda. This seems the simplest way for us all to pull together for them.  Then Tom & Brenda will be able to use your kind gifts however they need to in Tom's fight against the stupid cancer.  

Your gifts of $10 or $20 (or more!) will add up, relieve the stress of financial worries and will be so very, very much appreciated.
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Tom's first chemo treatment is done and he was back to work the next day. Let's keep supporting this amazing friend!
Let's keep supporting this classy guy!!
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Tom & Brenda spent last weekend visiting their old stomping grounds around Lansing. Reminiscing about their courtship days - wild times, ha. Eating amazing food. And relaxing with friends and family.

They are back to Mayo tomorrow.
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Wow! What amazing friends Tom and Brenda have. You guys rock! Thank you, thank you for your generous gifts.
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Carolyn Vander Woude
32 months ago

So glad you started this, Kris. As you know, Tom and Brenda are always there for everyone, and always have been.

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$4,040 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 32 months
Created October 22, 2015
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KK
$25
Kevin Kaufman
26 months ago
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Tom, You make all those around you better people because of your caring and knowledge.

SR
$100
Sarah Richards
29 months ago
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Keep up the good fight Tom! We miss you and look forward to your return to the local business scene!!!

PM
$100
Paulette Milewski
29 months ago
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Thinking of you Tom and regretting I wasn't able to make Kammerstock! I read about it in your local news. Sending you positive vibes.

KD
$50
Karla (Kuper) Dickey
30 months ago
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To a fellow Oelweinite...from a fellow Oelweinite....God Bless...

DF
$50
Dan Falck
30 months ago
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See you soon Tom!

BD
$50
Bruce and Marsha Danielson
31 months ago
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You're in our prayers Tom and Brenda.

GD
$50
glenda davis
31 months ago
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Thinking of you Tom and Brenda

$10
Anonymous
31 months ago
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Carolyn Vander Woude
32 months ago

So glad you started this, Kris. As you know, Tom and Brenda are always there for everyone, and always have been.

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