Domine Family

On November 3, 2020 Joe Domine and his family found out that he has prostate cancer. It had moved into his bladder, a mass of 10 cm in size. While in the hospital he also found out that he had lung cancer. After several days he was able to go home and began treatment and shots to shrink the cancer. He was blessed to be home for Thanksgiving with his family and they were able to take full advantage of that time spent together. Shortly after, he was unable to walk and was not able to eat anything. On December 10, after another trip to the hospital they found an infection as well as fluid on his brain. After more tests and scans they found that the fluid was because his lung cancer had moved to his brain. The neurosurgeon was unable to do surgery, so he is now home and in hospice. 

Mr. Joe Domine's daughter, Mary Schindler, is one of my dearest friends of 15 years and counting. She opened doors up for me to start my coaching career at Tarleton State University. Her and her family took me in when I was her graduate assistant and treated me like family. I wanted to be able to do something for them to assist them during these times of uncertainty and pain.  Here is what Mary had to say about her father.

"When cancer hits so close to home it changes everything in such a short period of time. My dad, has easily been the most influential person in my life, has cancer. He is 78 and until last month had never been admitted to a hospital, only took an occasional Tylenol, and was the strongest, most stubborn man I know. I have always shared stories about my parents and family, they have been such a source of strength for me. Especially with my teams, sharing lessons my dad taught me about how to compete. However, I haven't been able to talk about my dads cancer because it hurts, and to be honest, he isn't much of a sharer. Even today when he is asked if he needs anything or if something hurts, he will respond he is fine. My gratitude and love for my parents and family runs deep. I have always felt like I had a leg up on everyone else because they were my parents. They have taught me to work hard, to love hard, and that they would always be there for me, for all of us. Now it is our turn to be there for them"

We appreciate anything you can give. May the Lord continue to bless you and your giving heart. Thank you for reading this story, and may God continue to bless you all, Stay safe!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Christabell Hamilton 
Oxford, MS
Mary Schindler 
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