Help the Stearns Fight Cancer!

Jesse and Katie Stearns ( and Evelina!!) need our help!!
Love was a long time coming for Jesse and Katie Stearns----but one day not long ago the stars aligned, and they were sent to each other. They married in the summer of 2015 and had the trip of a lifetime to Italy for their honeymoon. They emanate LOVE. They do the things that all couples wish they could do......they kiss in public, they are always arm in arm or hand in hand.....and they DANCE.....they once danced on a subway......totally in love and not afraid to show it !! The kind of love we all hope for. Not long after their honeymoon, Jesse was diagnosed with brain cancer. He has a tumor that is called a grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma. He endured not one, but two brain surgeries in the Spring of 2016. However, not all of the tumor could be resected. He has received both radiation and chemotherapy since that time and will now be looking at multiple clinical trials in the hopes that one will be found that will provide him with a long and full life. You see..... in the midst of chaos and real fear, an angel named Evelina was born to Katie and Jesse on June 27th, 2017--the first GIRL on both sides of the family!! How loved she is!! At one point Jesse and Katie were on different floors in the same hospital!! Jess was there with complications due to brain swelling, and Katie was being induced!! Even during that time, they were able to out-love the rest of us. Their kindness and thoughtfulness towards one another is inspirational. As can be imagined, Jesse is not able to work at this time. Katie will return to work soon. They have experienced significant loss of income. They will have not only daily expenses, but they will have the added cost of daycare, travel and parking expenses for treatments now and when a clinical trial is decided on, medication costs as well as multiple appointment copays. Please join us in raising funds to help lift the financial burdens for this beautiful couple and their new baby. We are grateful for the prayers of family and friends and for all who are willing to help with anything and everything! Your generosity is so appreciated.
  • Brienne Michels 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Kelly Geer 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Erin McGrath 
    • $150 
    • 45 mos
  • John and Becky Fischer 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Janeen Bruhn  
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lorraine Simonetti 
Rochester, NY
Katie Stearns 
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