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Dr. Reen

$91,600 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 507 people in 3 months
Created August 17, 2018
the reen family
on behalf of Sophie Reen
Dr. Stephen Reen,  who has positively impacted so many lives, was diagnosed with colon cancer and liver metastasis on June 19th.  Due to the severity of his pain on August 15th he was taken up to a hospital in Indianapolis where they discovered blood clots in his lungs and enlargement of his liver tumors.

Steve is so upbeat by nature, and he continues to believe it is possible, with divine intervention, and medical help, to get well.
He is currently receiving chemo treatment, to shrink the multiple tumors that have consumed his liver and colon.

I am asking you to make a monetary contribution to this wonderful family to help with the growing medical expenses and basic living needs.  Sophie was planning to teach Musikgarten and piano, but will now be taking care of Steve 24/7 when he gets out of the hospital, as well as homeschooling the seven younger children.

The Reen's have lived a very intentional life dedicated to their faith, family, and love of music. Stephen and Sophie have nine children and often have shared their musical gifts as family performers. Dr. Reen has taught musikgarten piano lessons, played as a church organist, and loved his barbershop quartet performances.

Dr. Reen has profoundly touched our family as I would guess he has touched yours. Gift cards for gas, Aldi, or Walmart would also be appreciated if that is a better way for you to contribute.  Please share this with anyone you think would like to help.
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Sophie has asked me to post these pictures to thank everyone for their generosity and kindness.
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Dear Friends and Family-
Steve was admitted to the hospital for a minor procedure yesterday morning, Monday, September 24th. His vitals were strong – the best they have been for months- and he came through the outpatient operation very well. He was expected to wake up about an hour after his surgery but instead he passed away peacefully several hours later.
In June, Steve was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of colon cancer which metastasized to his liver. Early on, and for most of his illness, he was upbeat and positive. He was hopeful that with Divine and medical intervention, he would be cured. The last few days, when told that his body couldn’t handle more chemo, he was at peace with whatever was God’s Will. He was actually longing for Heaven and to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Angels and Saints.
Arrangements have been made. A viewing will be held at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home located at 302 North Franklin St., Greensburg, IN 47240 on Sunday, September 30th from 2-5 pm. A webpage honoring Steve will be posted soon on their website at www.popfuneralhome.com.
The funeral will be held Monday, October 1st at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 245 W. Broadway St., Greenwood, IN.
A private family graveside service will occur on Monday afternoon.
As heartbreaking as this sounds, I know that Steve couldn’t have passed on in a more peaceful way. He had even said he hoped he would just fall asleep and wake up in Heaven. As much as I am going to miss him, I praise God for sparing him another day of pain and suffering.
We are humbled and grateful for the extraordinary generosity of family and friends. The prayers, financial help, meals, gifts, outpouring of love and encouragement mean the world to us as we navigate through this tremendously painful loss.
God bless you all.
Love,
Sophie
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Thanks to all of you we have been able to reach more than 50% of our fundraising goal! We can not express how much we appreciate the kindness, generosity, and love that we feel. We are truly blessed to have so many friends and supporters during this time.

Love,
The Reens
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Sophie has chosen to spend this time with family and will not be teaching piano lessons this semester.

If you would like to send a gift card or message to the family please email me at jessica@irwingardens.com and I can get you the address. I know the Reen’s so appreciate all of your support.
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Raised by 507 people in 3 months
Created August 17, 2018
the reen family
on behalf of Sophie Reen
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