Patricia Davila touched our lives

Do you know Patricia? She is laying in the Ray Hickie Hospice House as I write this with good spirits and a smile on her face as she enjoys the final months or weeks of her life. Whether you know her personally or not if you live in the Pacific Northwest there is a good chance that some part of your life has been touched by her in some way. She has given thousands upon thousands of hours volunteering at locals schools, churches, and in other capacities. Always there with a smile and a devotion to those whom she tirelessly served. I know her from church, but she also had a child in my after-school Glee performance program at Hough Elementary school in Vancouver WA  for the Hough Foundation. She volunteered to help me keep between 25 and 60 kids in line while I tried to teach them music for nearly a decade. She continued to volunteer as my assistant even though her kids had grown up and were not in the group anymore. She showed up twice a week all the way until I asked her to take it easy after chemotherapy. Even after her rounds of chemo she did everything she could to be there to assist the children.  She also volunteered for many years at other schools where her children attended and always made children her priority. She served families at her church when they were in need and in many ways.
As a wife and mother of four children, she has given all that she had for them and others. Baking, serving, being an awesome mom and wife, an amazing friend, babysitting, raising other people's children when they were in need, and still managed to write and publish a book. If you needed help Patricia could be counted on. If you needed a friend, she was there.
Their family has done everything in their power to stay out of debt, to live within their means, and were still able to help their extended families financially.  Their oldest daughter, Sarai, is in college at BYU and is a fantastic student. She recently got married. Their son, Sean, is at Clark College, is employed part-time and wants to be a doctor. Their third child, Gillian, came home from college and has been helping Mom and Dad through this tough time, working part-time. Their youngest daughter, Annika, works part-time as well and is holding off on college until things settle down a little at home. Dad, Alex, is one of the greatest guys you could ever know. I have spent many hours with him on road trips and at various events. He is hilarious and good spirited and works full-time. 
Patricia was diagnosed with cancer several years ago. She went through treatment and the cancer went into remission for a time but came back. They did everything they could to beat it again, but our dear Patricia will be passing on from this life sooner than expected. 
Cancer stinks. It rips through a family in every way; emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially. This Go Fund Me page will hopefully address several of these at once. Financially, a terminal "off-time" illness like this devastates a family. Copays, deductibles, time off to be with your beautiful wife, helping the children, car repairs, still maintaining a home, etc.   Even with insurance, the effect it will have on the Davilas will last many years. But we can do this to help. 
I hope that if you will be generous and donate to the Davilas their stress will be lessened and spirits will be raised. We can ease their family's physical effects that come with the difficulties of losing a mother and wife which is compounded by financial distress. We cannot make her better, but we can reach out and help them by allowing them to spend as much time with their mother as they should. 
This is urgent and we need to help now as time is extremely limited. 
We love Patricia and her family. Let's help them during their time of need. 
  • Darrell Hammond 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Quinita Whitfield 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Barbara Terry 
    • $15 
    • 43 mos
  • Candy Wallis 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Anson Service 
Organizer
Vancouver, WA
Alex Davila 
Beneficiary
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