Teri Saben Treatment Assistance

Teri Saben is a long-time resident of Skagit County. Anyone who has met Teri knows that she is sweet, sharp, fun and a complete joy to be around. She adores her son Scotty and his family. Her greatest joy in life is watching her grandchildren grow and being involved in their lives. Teri is a treasured employee in the commercial loan department at Skagit Bank, where she has charmed the hearts of co-workers and customers alike.

Teri and her grandsons

Teri and her granddaughter

In the Summer of 2017 Teri’s health began to decline and she could not enjoy the activities she loved, such as traveling, hiking and riding her bike with her partner, Jerry. Eventually in the Fall of 2017 she received the diagnosis that she had Stage 2 Multiple Myeloma.

Teri, Jerry and her granddaughter

Since the diagnosis Terri has undergone both chemo and radiation. Throughout the treatments, Teri has kept a positive outlook on things and never let her beautiful smile fade.

Recently, Teri received the news she needs to have a bone marrow transplant in Seattle. Luckily, modern medical technology has advanced so the doctors can use Teri’s own bone marrow, which has a higher success rate. Her doctors are optimistic and confident the procedure will have a positive outcome. Teri's stay in Seattle will begin in mid-March and last until June.

During the bone marrow treatment, Teri must stay near the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that will be overseeing her care. She plans on residing in the Pete Gross house but she must have 24/7 care from family members as well as friends. We are raising money to help Teri in this time of need. An event like this brings about unplanned needs for expenses from taking time off work, travel costs, living costs and unforeseen medical expenses.

Please help by making a donation that will go directly to Teri. We started this GoFundMe to help relieve financial stress that Teri may be facing so she can focus her energy on healing. Teri has always placed the well-being of others before herself. That is just who she is and a major part of her wonderful makeup. Teri has helped many in our community, this is our time to give back to her.

Teri and friends

Teri and her son, Scotty

Donations

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  • Liz Crenna 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Eugene Swanson Estate 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Kirk Hereford 
    • $250 
    • 37 mos
  • Richard Jiles 
    • $1,000 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Timothy Fitzgerald 
Organizer
Burlington, WA
Teri Saben 
Beneficiary
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