Stella for Star (Beat that cancer)!

Hello wonderful community--

So many of you have reached out with help in this intense moment for the Altwies/Thone Family and the GOAL has been met! This page is staying up in order to connect & inform people should more needs emerge  for hands-on support in this marathon of healing. For now this show of love, along with your thoughts, prayers, and exhortations of healing is so immensely appreciated.

You can stay up to date at:

If you want to help with a (highly specific) meal, please visit:

With so much gratitude!!!


Stella-- who we all know is sweeter than coconut cream pie-- has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a malignant cancer. Her doctors have started her on a course of treatment that begins with chemo, and may combine radiation and surgery. The specifics will respond and change along the way, but it is a road to healing that will likely take over 10 months. It is going to be a difficult road.

In order to try to give Hans and Amy the ability to put their focus on taking care of both of their daughters above everything else during this time, we put together a picture of the amount it would take to keep the framework of their life in tact-- the mortgage, car, and household bills, offsetting lost wages, and school tuitions. In round numbers, that adds up to $100,000.

For all those who want to help in a tangible way for this lengthy fight to Stella's recovery, a donation to help keep this family focused on recovery would be an incredible boon to these people, who are such a beautiful, generous, and passionate keystone to our lives.

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • C
    Clair Hector  
    • $200 
    • 1 d
  • DG
    David Goldstein 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • KS
    Kip Fagan and Heidi Schreck 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • JH
    Jamie Hartung 
    • $250 
    • 4 d

Organizer and beneficiary 

Makaela Milburn 
Seattle, WA
Hans Altwies 
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