Kate Ganschow's Brain Cancer Fund

$10,700 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 27 months
Becky Como
on behalf of Kate Ganschow
 SANTA ROSA, CA
In September 2016, Kate was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme. Despite having invested 9 months in nursing school, Kate was forced to withdraw from the program to focus on her medical care. Kate had surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible, and she has been going through extensive radiation and chemotherapy. She has been told by doctors that she has two to four years to live.

Despite the initial shock of her diagnosis, Kate remains upbeat and is optimistic that she will “kick cancer's ass!” We set up this page to help Kate receive funds for the various expenses she'll have around medical care. In 2017, her copays went up for her primary care physician and specialists, and she now has copays for all of her prescriptions. Her diet has changed, she has to take 20+ supplements a day, and the financial cost of driving back and forth and Steve taking time off from work for appointments adds up.

Kate is not the type to ask for hand-outs from anyone.  As friends and family, however, we want to help support our wonderful Kate fight this cancer and remove a bit of the financial burden in any way we can. This GoFundMe is being set up to help alleviate some of the expenses this new challenge entails.

She also needs your love, support, and prayers. No matter where you are, the more love and prayers she has from people around her, the more healing we hope will happen! Pray for Kate.

For more information on her history and updates on Kate's progress, you can visit:
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kateganschow

Thank you for visiting this page! God bless.
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Hello everyone!

This is Kate here, with a thank you and an update.

First the thank you. I have been able to afford medical care, prescriptions, and supplements that would have been difficult for me to get without your donations. Thank you very much for all of your help. It has made a big difference for us and made the load much lighter to bear.

And a quick update. I have been doing very well, and I am doing my best to take care of myself. I am exercising daily, taking supplements, meditating, and reading books on how to live life with cancer. So far everything I have been doing is working, as all of my MRIs have come back negative for new cancer cells! Hopefully they will be negative for many years to come.

Thank you again for your prayers and your support. They mean so much to Steve and I.

With love and great thanks,

Kate
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Kate Ganschow's Brain Cancer Fund has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to everyone that has donated!
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$10,700 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 27 months
Created March 2, 2017
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17 months ago
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$500
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17 months ago
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Garrett Morimoto
18 months ago
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$35
Anony mous
18 months ago
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$200
Matthew Chan
18 months ago
$50
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18 months ago
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Kyle Jeffery
18 months ago
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$200
Matthew Allan
18 months ago
$1,000
Lingzi Huang
20 months ago
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$50
Sara Benson
22 months ago

Love, strength and peace to you, Kate!

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