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Final Expenses for Katherine Cook

$20,320 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 429 people in 7 months
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Created June 29, 2017
At the age of 9, Katherine Cook was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. After two years of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgeries, the doctors have said there is no longer anything they can do. Katherine's time with us is growing shorter. Her sister, 15 year old Elizabeth is organizing a yard sale and bake sale to help raise money for the funeral expenses that will be coming. No one expects to have to prepare a funeral for their child, and the Cook family is no exception. With no life insurance for Katherine, the family must bear this burden, after dealing with extensive medical bills. If you are able to give a small amount, it will help to ease the financial burden, and take some of the pressure off of an already difficult time. Thank you.

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article158795394.html
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Katherine is at peace now.
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In less than five days, this campaign has far exceeded any expectations we had at the start. The goal was met, and then more donations continued to pour in. The show of compassion and love has deeply moved the Cook family, and they are forever grateful. Victoria has decided the blessings they have received are greater than necessary to provide the service for Katherine they had all hoped, so we have closed this campaign. Thank you all, so very much!
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There were times during the campaign where I started to get discouraged about the progress. I was worried it wouldn't come through for the family like I had hoped it would. Now, after 96 hours, four full days, we have surpassed my expectations. I'm blown away by how it has continued to grow. On behalf of the Cook family, thank you all for the donations, the prayers, the thoughts, and the shares.
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We are 72 hours into this campaign. You all have now contributed over $12,000! I am amazed, thrilled, and my heart has been lifted. The overwhelming support that I have witnessed thru this campaign, the yard sales, and the other efforts for this family are beautiful. Elisabeth wanted to give her sister a nice funeral, and you wonderful people have come through and completely gone past expectations. Victoria has said in every interview how thankful she is for all of you, but it has been cut from the actual broadcasts. Know that everything has been greatly appreciated by the Cook family. Their spirits have been raised, and burdens eased while they travel this difficult path.

The following is text that my wife wrote, and I think it conveys what we all are feeling:

"This is long, but I hope you will read it and maybe even share...
I was laying in bed last night thinking about the fundraising efforts for Katherine. I thought about how many times we hear about people in need and think the we can't make a difference because we don't have much to spare.
Yesterday I was scrolling through the Go Fund Me donations and I was struck by how many were small amounts... $20, $10... they weren't big amounts, but together they combined to make the difference for this family.
I was struck by the thought that all of us joining together doing something small could equal great things. I wondered how many times I passed up donating to someone or some thing because I didn't have much to give. I thought my small gift would not make an impact on the need. This fundraiser for Katherine has shown me that just helping someone with what I can, even if it is something small can make a difference.
Individually we don't have to be "the" solution, we can be one of many who join together to meet the need. The power of many vs the power of one. That is a pretty mighty thing."
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$20,320 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 429 people in 7 months
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Created June 29, 2017
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