Hi friends of the Tinsleys! My name is Shannon White and I have had the privledge of knowing Mary since 6th grade and Seth since college. Mary and I played AYSO soccer together, were in musicals at Vance High School, and then were roommates at Appalachian State for three years. I was able to witness Mary and Seth's relationship begin and it was so sweet! Did you know that Mary had a crush on Seth in high school!? God reconnected their paths in college, and now they have two sweet daughters. Seth has been a heroic firefighter in his community and Mary works as a school counselor at a local elementary school.
As you may know, Seth has battled brain cancer for the last five years. It has been a long journey for them, that has unfortunately worsened since July 2015. My goal for this fund is to provide a long term way for them to have the financial means to provide for their family for whatever they may need: medical bills, school, living expenses, etc. My hope and prayer is that they will cross your mind, and you will feel led to give to them in order to ease some of the significant stress that they are facing. There is no minimum amount we have to reach or any kind of time constraint. The Tinsleys can withdraw from this fund whenever there is a need. I asked Mary to write a paragraph about their journey that you can read below. Thank you in advance for your love and support of this wonderful family!
Cancer has been turning our world upside down since 2010. My husband, Seth, age 34 was complaining of severe headaches, which quickly escalated into the discovery of an 8cm brain tumor. Three successive brain surgeries, intense radiation and chemotherapy, did not result in the cure that we had been hoping and praying for. In 2015, Seth went from kayaking in June to a wheelchair in September. My daughters, ages 4 and 18 months, have watched their daddy change so much in such a short amount of time. The adventurous, active, energetic, firefighter I know is still there, but captured inside a body that cancer is slowly taking away from him; first his mobility, then his vision, now it’s trying to rob him of his speech. Because of this, he is no longer able to be the firefighter he once was and we are now on a much smaller income. I know that we are on the brink of a significant transition for our family. Seth will no longer be in pain, and I will be a single mother with two children. As that time is approaching, I can’t thank you enough for your help.