On October 31, 2014, her 47th birthday, Teresa Dioso Payne ended her valiant and faith-filled 7 year battle with stage 4 breast cancer. Along the way she inspired so many with her faith, love, hope and courage. She never stopped giving of her self to others and continued to grow in character and spirit even as her physical self was wasting away.
She has left behind her husband, Jeff and two wonderful children, Nathan (15) and Madison (13). They fought along side her through the many years of chemo and other treatments and provided the love and support she needed to face the suffering which she gladly endured so she could spend as much time with them and her friends as possible.
Shortly after her diagnosis, Teresa had to stop working. With her health challenges and the inevitable medical expenses as the main priority over the past 7 years, contributions to the children's' college funds have not been possible.
Several have asked how they can help the Payne family and honor the memory of Teresa. One way, if you are able, is to contribute to this fund to help with the fast approaching costs of college for Nathan and Maddie. The funds donated will be deposited into a tax deferred 529 education savings account with Jeff as the account owner & manager. (There are some immediate financial needs for the family and some of the donations will be used at Jeff's descretion to meet those needs. The remainder of the donations will go directly to the college funds)
If you are interested in continuing to support them by making ongoing contributions to the 529 accounts directly please contact me directly through gofundme (contact link below) and I will provide you with the details as soon as the accounts have been established.
Thank you so much for expressing your support through this gift of love.
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