Help give us a chance to say goodbye :(

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Lexi Eastman Erickson  SAN CLEMENTE, CA

We are a military family, stationed in California, and just found out my husbands mom has a few weeks to a few months to live after her breast cancer has spread to her brain and other parts of her body. We are a family of 5 who are struggling to make ends meet as it is with the Holidays so close, and now with this news we are trying everything to be able to make it home to say goodbye to her. This is an extremely unfortunate situation, and extremely sad, but we have got to accept this and figure out what to do. I think everything happens for a reason and although I don't think I will ever understand this, I have to take it as is and try to look at the positives (if there even is any) SO with that said, I think whatever Gods reasoning is for this, that he is giving us a chance to say goodbye and spend the little bit of time she has left with her. Funds are tight, and airplane tickets are even more expensive right now with the Holidays, not to mention the money for gas and food and whatever else we may need while back in Wisconsin to say our goodbyes, She truly is an amazing lady with an incredible attitude and up until these last few hours, thought she would be here for many more years to come :( We just want this opportunity to see her one last time. ANY donation of any value is so appreciated, and if you cant, we completely understand! Thank you all so much and please keep my mother in law, Tami Erickson in your prayers!! 

Please keep sharing this and help us reach our goal and if we succeed, any extra money will be used toward memorial funds, so please lets keep the share going!!!! 


If anyone is interested in reading about Tamis journey so far you can do so at the following link! You will see that this was a complete unexpected turn for the worse as just a few days ago she was doing pretty good! The site has not been updated to the most recent unfortunate events as everyone is still in shock and taking every moment they have to spend with Tami instead of online! And we hope to soon be joining them. 


http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tamierickson

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Update 4
45 months ago

I just wanted to thank you all once again for helping make THIS possible!!! She had so many smiles and love to give before she left us Thank you all again so much for helping us get to see her!!
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Update 3
45 months ago

I just wanted to update everyone who helped us getting home to see Tami! We had some amazing times and made quite a few memories with her before she passed! She passed away Christmas morning! We are still here and have been getting everything ready for the funeral! It's a very bittersweet feeling, were so glad she's free from all the pain and we were all able to be here till the end... But we sure miss her so much!
Thank you everyone for helping us be here with her .... This is her obituary id anyone woukd like to read it!

http://m.leadertelegram.com/people/obituaries/article_006aa91b-706c-5a95-829e-f1988b000310.html?mode=jqm
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Update 2
46 months ago

THANK YOU EVERYONE! The love and support that has been shown has been amazing. Words can not even begin to describe how we are feeling, so many mixed emotions. This is such an awful time right now but at the same time, you ALL have helped make this time really stick out to us. We feel incredibly blessed to see how many people have helped us. I want to also make it known to everyone how close the military really is ... The men my husband works with have literally went above and beyond what anyone would have expected. (Owen and Jessica Wrabel and David and Brandy Danel have done so much when they didn't have to do ANY of this) and because of them word spread around in the military community fast, and we got a phonecall last night and received word the MARSOC Foundation (Major Andy Christian and Sarah Christian) have paid for our flights to get back to California when we leave Wisconsin. They also, went through a similar situation with their mother and know how much it means to have everyone home- so I want to say I am sorry for your loss as well) Also, all the guys at that work with Adam, thanks to Zachary Kapinus for getting it all together, donated money to pitch in to help us in the time of need. I can't even begin to tell you, that although yes, the military life has some hard times to deal with such as deployments, that it truly is an HONOR for us to be part of this community. The military is ALL family and will always be there for one another. We have also received some donations as well from parents whos sons were students of Adams (as he is a combat instructor and teaches infantry graduates after bootcamp) . I can't tell you how absolutely wonderful it was to hear how Adam made such a difference in their childs life. This makes me so incredibly proud and I hope you all know YOU made all the difference in ours. I really look forward to being able to "pay it forward" as well and I can promise you we will! If any of you see a Marine, Sailor, Soldier, or Airman, PLEASE smile and tell them "thank you" because honestly, I couldnt be more proud of the men and woman who serve this country and stick together. We are ALL family! Thank you again for your help to make these last hugs and moments possible to spend with Tami, it means everything to us! Also, please know that since we reached our goal to make it home. any farther donations from here on out will be used toward any memorial expenses that may and will come up! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!
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Update 1
46 months ago

Also, if anyone is interested in reading about my Mother-in-laws story she has a caringbridge site you can go and read about it at

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tamierickson

It hasn't been updated with this latest news but as you will read her story, you will see this was a very unexpected turn for the worst! We did not see this coming as just not to long ago, she was doing so good!
Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this all!!
~Lexi Erickson
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OwenandJessica Wrabel
46 months ago

Lexi, it is an honor to help you and your family. As I told you many times throughout the day yesterday, and last night.. we are a family and will do whatever we can to help each other. I'm so glad that you are meeting your goals and that we are all able to help your family get home as quickly as possible! Please let me know how else we can help. Much love, Jessica

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Sara Eastman
46 months ago

Dad and I agreed that all the Christmas money is going to you guys! So he's sending you our $200 and whatever we were gonna spend on them will go to you too! Material things mean nothing....just want Tami to be surrounded by ALL her loved ones. That's most important.

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Lexi Eastman Erickson
46 months ago

I wish More than anything This wasn't happening **

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Lexi Eastman Erickson
46 months ago

Marianne and mark Rudy- I want to say thank you so much for your donation! That is huge and so thoughtful! Thank you for helping make the most and best out of this awful situation! I wish more than anything this happening to tami, but it means so much to be able to help us get back there to see her one more time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! And Sara thank you and Casey for helping as well and for helping set up this site! I love you

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Sara Eastman
46 months ago

I'll add my $100 or whatever I can to Adam's Checking on Saturday! And Mark Rudy is sending $25 to help.

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$1,770 of $1,770 goal

Raised by 43 people in 46 months
Created November 28, 2012
Lexi Eastman Erickson  
$100
Anonymous
46 months ago
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Vivian Abernathy
46 months ago

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May all of you be together soon.

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Jim Brier
46 months ago
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Andrew & Jennifer Fiorenza
46 months ago

You are in our thoughts and everyone should be given the opportunity to be with their family during times of sorrow. I feel blessed Owen & Jess gave us the chance to help your family.

TF
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The Cronk Family
46 months ago

Always willing to help friends in need! My prayers are with you guys.

GP
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Gabriella Pantle
46 months ago

Enjoy talking about the happy times you've shared together, the celebrations you've had, the joys you've experienced together; Enjoy being together! May God grant you all peace as she begins this next journey to a new life free of pain and suffering. God bless you!

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Krystal Adams
46 months ago

From one military family to another. We will be praying for you and your family! Love, The Adams Family

EB
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Ebert Bautista
46 months ago

We are all brothers and sisters in His eyes. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you.

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Johanna Smith
46 months ago
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Mike Hanson
46 months ago

Praying for you and your family

OwenandJessica Wrabel
46 months ago

Lexi, it is an honor to help you and your family. As I told you many times throughout the day yesterday, and last night.. we are a family and will do whatever we can to help each other. I'm so glad that you are meeting your goals and that we are all able to help your family get home as quickly as possible! Please let me know how else we can help. Much love, Jessica

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Sara Eastman
46 months ago

Dad and I agreed that all the Christmas money is going to you guys! So he's sending you our $200 and whatever we were gonna spend on them will go to you too! Material things mean nothing....just want Tami to be surrounded by ALL her loved ones. That's most important.

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Lexi Eastman Erickson
46 months ago

I wish More than anything This wasn't happening **

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Lexi Eastman Erickson
46 months ago

Marianne and mark Rudy- I want to say thank you so much for your donation! That is huge and so thoughtful! Thank you for helping make the most and best out of this awful situation! I wish more than anything this happening to tami, but it means so much to be able to help us get back there to see her one more time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! And Sara thank you and Casey for helping as well and for helping set up this site! I love you

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Sara Eastman
46 months ago

I'll add my $100 or whatever I can to Adam's Checking on Saturday! And Mark Rudy is sending $25 to help.

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