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Team Banton: Stronger than Ever

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In June 2015, at age 34, Erin was diagnosed with stage I Breast Cancer.  From the start, she has fought with bravery, love, and grace; determined to show cancer her true strength.  With the support from our amazing community and her family, Erin came out on top.  Less than two years later, in May 2017, Erin was diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.  Erin is a warrior, truly one of the strongest women I have ever met and she will once again, show cancer that love is stronger.  In order for Erin to focus 100% of her energy on her health, I'm asking for your help.  In the coming months, Erin will be (in her own words) "fighting like hell."  Without knowing exactly what to expect, Erin and Travis will likely encounter extra medical expenses and loss of wages at their full time jobs as they will be caring for their three amazing boys, supporting one another, and putting Erin's health first.  

Travis and Erin are humbled by the outpour of support they've received and want to make sure each one of you know how genuinely grateful they are for your love and prayers. They carry them through the tough days and remind them that Team Banton isn't going to quit.

Now, more than ever, it's our opportunity to thank Erin for all she has and continues to do for us.  She is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, and an inspiration.  Thank you for showing her just how much she means to all of us! 

If you're looking for other ways to support the Banton family there is  a sign up for meals.  Use the link below:

If you'd like to follow Erin's journey on her Caring Bridge page use this link below:



  • Carolyn Ebbinghaus
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs


Mandy LaBarre
Traverse City, MI

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