The Poppi Fund

32651424_1535952705120010_r.jpeg**My grandpa just passed away with from bone cancer. 84 years old. Lived a lot of life. Although he had major back pain assuming it was just getting older, or if he was in pain just didn’t want to face the facts. Either way, once he finally had his bone marrow test he was diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma. His bone marrow had been eaten away - how long he had truly been suffering from this nobody knows.
**With what felt like a blink of an eye, he changed completely. The disease got to him in the end and the cancer won the battle. He fought it until the end, and I don’t believe he wanted it to be his time, nor did I. Even though he lived a long life I believe it was cut short and he could have very well lasted longer had cancer not got to him. 
**My grandpa was a smart man, but unfortunately didn’t make the best decisions financially for my grandmas sake. I think a lot of the reasons why my grandpa made these financial choices were to help out another family member in need, or get someone though a hardship in their lives. So in no means was my grandpas choices invalid - I know deep down he had his reasons and wouldn’t want my grandma to suffer. 
**Now, after all the tests and hospital bills later, she is left with not a whole lot to work with. On top of the hardship of loosing her husband, is left to figure out what life has in store for her when she probably didn’t ever think she would be in his position. I’m trying to raise money for my grandma. Who has done and meant a lot to me - I want to give back and make her life easier in any way I can. **The funeral costs and cremation can also be expensive. I want him to have a great funeral and I want my grandma as stress free as possible. Anything can help.

“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." 
-Ernest Hemingway 
  • Delamy Murphy-Ryan 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Cathy Okerlund 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Sheri Cauble Jones 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Tom Kemper 
    • $140 
    • 37 mos
  • Dixie Kemper 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jenese Owen 
Organizer
Magalia, CA
Donna Halbe 
Beneficiary
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