Karen's Breast Cancer Fund

$25,240 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 19 months
Katie Pelton Knapp
on behalf of Karen F Sebastian
 BIG SKY, MT
My name is Katie, I've known Karen since 1995 when her daughter Kaija was only several months old. She is one of my soul sisters. Karen was recently diagnosed with Triple Negative Invasive Aggressive Breast Cancer. This is very close to my heart not only because I love her so much but I too had TNBC in 2015. She is now truly my "warrior sister" and I know she will fight like the strong woman she is.


With her adventurous spirit and big smile Karen has begun her cancer journey. She has undergone her first Chemotherapy treatment on March 7th.  In the coming weeks and months Karen will experience a myriad of treatments, medications, side effects and lots of trips to Bozeman to see her medical team. She will need to undergo a mastectomy and radiation after the Chemotherapy regiment is complete. 

I'm reaching out to friends and family to help alleviate the financial stress cancer incurs. I know there will be loss of income considering the seasonal work that Karen does in Big Sky but unfortunatley the bills do keep coming in. Please help in any way or form you can, no matter how small; a smile when you see her, a card, a helping hand or drop off something on their doorstep. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, donate if you can. Please share this with friends and family and help her with her battle. 

Eternally Grateful,
Karen's Warrior Sister
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Hello Karen Supporters, I just wanted to give a bit of an update on her ferocious battle with this insidious disease. She has underwent a lumpectomy and had 9 lymph nodes removed. She is still recovering from the surgery as these do tend to change your life. The oncologist has deemed the chemotherapy a success and her pathology showing a complete response. Such great news for Karen as she was possibly facing another 5+ months of chemo. Her next step will begin in November with 6 weeks of radiation. As many of you know she will have to travel 5 days a week from Big Sky to Bozeman to receive this treatment which will be exhausting and costly. Luckily she will be able to stay overnight with friends when needed. But if anyone does know of a place she can stay once in a while that may be helpful. I want to extend the utmost of gratitude to everyone that has been shinning their love and support on this beautiful woman. She is a true warrior. Thank you all.
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Karen Sebastian
19 months ago
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I am without words...the love and support from my beautiful extended family is overwhelming!!! I thank you with all that I have...I can feel the energy from you ALL!!! I love you... ♥ ♥ ♥

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Karen Sebastian
17 months ago
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Hello! It is amazing that 2 months have passed by since those dreaded words..."you have breast cancer"! I have completed the first round of Adriamycin and Cytoxan chemotherapies! Beginning 2 May I will undergo Taxol chemo every week for 12 weeks! I wish to thank all of you who have donated to this fund...really! I am humbled and grateful beyond words...I've lived in Big Sky for 24 years and the love and support of this community is life changing! The financial donations have allowed me and my family to focus on the healing process...again, so, so grateful

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Jason Lay
12 months ago

I hope you are doing well Karen. God bless you.

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Jackie Rainford Corcoran
12 months ago

Thanks for the update Katie. Go KAREN!!! I will keep my ears open on a place in BZN. xoxoxo

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Katie Pelton Knapp
19 months ago

Wow, thank you all for the tremendous support. I feel the love shining on Karen from you all. It means so much.

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$25,240 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 19 months
Created March 8, 2017
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$150
Kevin McNeilly
8 months ago

Hi Karen, So sorry I missed the fund raiser. Work got in the way once again. Hope it was a good time. You guys are in my thoughts.

DM
$200
Debbie & Mimmo
9 months ago

Ciao bella! Sending you so much love at the start of this new year, and strong, peaceful energy and wisdom as you continue to forge your way ahead. XX

$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
$200
Jason Lay
12 months ago
2
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Dear Karen, Hi it's me Jay. You have always been in my thoughts and prayers, I'm so sorry to hear about this. You will continue to be even more so in my prayers, I will always care for you and wish you the best. Please forgive me of my past mistakes and stupidity. I would like to be your friend again. Wow that was ten years ago. Look me up if you wish. God bless you. Your friend- Jason Lay

$50
Candace Mastel
12 months ago
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Hi Karen, I don't know you but I also lived in Big Sky. Its where I met my husband. Both my Mom and Dad passed away from cancer and recently so did my dear cousin David. I try to pass on some of my Mom and Dad's money to someone who needs it and it seems like you do right now. In honor of my Cousin David's life and his bright light in his heart, I give to you and hope that in the next few months you not only get through the next challenging treatments but live many more years with the ones you love. All my best, C.

$40
Uncle Tom and Lorna Heim
12 months ago

We love you Karen. What a gorgeous person you are. Keep getting better! Go Karen!

DJ
$100
Deya Jorda
12 months ago

Karen, I don't know you but I know your sister, Marie, may you continue to keep strength thru the treatment. Hugs.

Karen Sebastian
19 months ago
4
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I am without words...the love and support from my beautiful extended family is overwhelming!!! I thank you with all that I have...I can feel the energy from you ALL!!! I love you... ♥ ♥ ♥

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Karen Sebastian
17 months ago
2
2

Hello! It is amazing that 2 months have passed by since those dreaded words..."you have breast cancer"! I have completed the first round of Adriamycin and Cytoxan chemotherapies! Beginning 2 May I will undergo Taxol chemo every week for 12 weeks! I wish to thank all of you who have donated to this fund...really! I am humbled and grateful beyond words...I've lived in Big Sky for 24 years and the love and support of this community is life changing! The financial donations have allowed me and my family to focus on the healing process...again, so, so grateful

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Jason Lay
12 months ago

I hope you are doing well Karen. God bless you.

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Jackie Rainford Corcoran
12 months ago

Thanks for the update Katie. Go KAREN!!! I will keep my ears open on a place in BZN. xoxoxo

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Katie Pelton Knapp
19 months ago

Wow, thank you all for the tremendous support. I feel the love shining on Karen from you all. It means so much.

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