Valerie's Battle Against Cancer

Hello all! As many of you know or may have heard, just 5 days after our class reunion, on October 4, 2018, Valerie Maurer Loughran (NHS Class of 1988) was hospitalized and diagnosed with aggressive stage IV  lung cancer involving both lungs that has metastasized to the bones (including much of the skull, hips, knees, clavicle, rib, hand), kidney, breast, and several tumors randomly throughout other areas. She has been able to work very little while undergoing incredibly aggressive treatment, and her husband (a true saint) has been her caretaker 24/7 and was only recently able to leave her to go to work a few hours a day. Valerie is self employed, and her business has suffered tremendously during what is normally the busiest time of the year for her due to her inability to work.

With the mounting medical bills coming their way and the holidays just around the corner as well, it would be wonderful if some of this stress could be lessened by us all lending her and Bill a hand. They are two of the most giving and loving people any of us will ever be lucky enough to know and would give their shirts off their backs for others. She has a very long road ahead of her. I and other friends / family have received countless loving messages asking what Val and Bill need and what they can do to help. It would be a huge blessing if some of the upcoming financial stress can be lifted and she can focus SOLELY on herself, her treatment, and getting well.  In the spring, we will be holding a full benefit event where we can all get together and visit and celebrate her in her fight toward victory of this awful disease that was sprung on her with little warning. She is so loved by so many. Let's come together, shall we? Thank you all in advance for any help you can offer.

For anyone who may not know, I am Valerie's best friend of 43 years. We actually consider ourselves sisters. I have this account set up with her as the sole beneficiary so that she and Bill are the only two that can access the account for withdrawals, as needed. Please be assured that every cent is going directly to them <3

Donations ()

  • Deena Webb 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Stacy Eslinger Ladousier 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $65 
    • 14 mos
  • Marcie Tarwater 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Robyn Harrawood Essig 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Cindy Smith Leach 
Saint Clair, MO
Valerie Maurer Loughran 
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