Help Sandy Defeat Cancer

43498330_1574123421418310_r.jpeg43498330_1574123437499307_r.jpeg43498330_1574123455752790_r.jpegWe are writing on behalf of my Brother's wife Sandy Modlin, and are asking for any donations that will relieve the financial pressures they are facing on Sandy’s nearly 3-year long battle with Cancer.  

Back in March of 2017, Sandy was working in her front yard, lost her footing and fell off a 4-foot high retaining wall onto their concrete driveway.  Sandy suffered a concussion, a broken right leg, right arm and right shoulder.  After several months of recovery without much healing, Sandy went back to the hospital for further rounds of testing, only to discover she had a tumor.  She underwent surgery to have the tumor removed, followed by 12 rounds of Chemotherapy.   Even though Michael/Sandy met all their deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, there were still charges not covered by insurance.  These charges totaled nearly $11,000.00.  Michael set up payment plans for these and after 18 months, they were able to get all those bills paid off (with Sandy also working when she was able to).   

Unfortunately, a month into paying off these first set of bills, Sandy learned that the cancer had metastasized to her liver (and she was forced to take an extended leave of absence from work).  This lead to Liver Surgery (and removal of 25% of her liver), followed by another 12 rounds of Chemo, loss of hair and other side effects, long trips to MD Anderson, and other “Chemo-Cocktail” Drugs, along with an accident in which her Mother broke a few vertebra in her back (they are assisting in her recovery).   Throughout this “Pile On’ battle of having to deal with one thing after another, Michael and Sandy and their two college aged children (Tyler and Alexa) along with their Cats, have steadfastly relied on their Faith in "God", the Love of one another, and the Support of our families and others throughout Sandy's battle. 

To face such challenges as Sandy is facing blows my mind.....SHE is a Crown Jewel of Love and Light (along with being a fearless Warrior) to my Brother, their kids, our family and others.

If you can see it in your heart to help, any amount, (even a kind word of encouragement, grace and inspiration), that would mean so much to Sandy, Mike, their children and my wife/I!  God Bless and we pray for your health/love/families.

Team Sandy


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Fundraising team: Team Sandy (6)

Matt Modlin 
Raised $1,550 from 9 donations
Excelsior, MN
Tyler Modlin 
Team member
Raised $2,100 from 2 donations
Alexa Modlin 
Team member
Raised $1,000 from 1 donation
Sherry Waterhouse 
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Raised $385 from 8 donations
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Raised $225 from 2 donations
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