Not only is this form of cancer extremely aggressive, it is very expensive to treat & manage the pain. According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, the average direct medical costs for treatment of pancreatic cancer is $65,500.
Our goal is to help assist this family with the ever-increasing financial burden this cancer is placing on them. From chemotherapy, pain medication, doctor's visits & alternate treatment methods... the cost & stress associated with paying these bills is astronomical.**
Kathleen is a Guidance Counselor at Austin ISD & lives in Austin, TX with her husband Brian, a dog, three cats & a chicken. :)
If you know her personally, it would make sense to you that when we mentioned starting this GoFundMe page, she stated that she "just wants to help other people". She does so much for everyone else & throughout her life she has reached out to help many people with her graciousness & kindness. It is our turn to help her! #NoOneFightsAlone
Individually, you may not think you can afford to make a financial difference, but TOGETHER, we can make a HUGE impact. If you could just skip ONE of your morning latte's & donate $5, you could help change the course & burden of this heart-wrenching cancer.
We are asking for help from friends, family, neighbors, co-workers & complete strangers. Please know, no donation is too small & no act of generosity will go unnoticed. If you can't donate at this time, please help us spread the word by sharing this page on Facebook (be sure to make it a public post!)*.
Although the diagnosis is intimidating, Kathleen is very strong & has a positive attitude. She knows the severity of her situation but will never give up hope for a miracle...& we won't either!
Thank you for your generosity, continued prayers, thoughts & support!
Bracelets are mailed with any donation over $25 ---#NoOneFightsAlone
*Sharing this campaign on Facebook increases donations by 350%. It really is that important. If you don't have a Facebook account, consider asking a close friend or relative who does to share Kathleen's campaign to their Facebook for you! Don't forget to make the post "public" so more people can see it!
**(This go fund me page is updated & managed by myself, Clare Gephart, Kathleen & Brian's friend & neighbor. ALL funds raised are guaranteed to be given directly to Kathleen & Brian via this website. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me personally via this website)**
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- Thomas Park
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