Laurie Ford Cancer support fund

$52,317 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 653 people in 28 months
Since posting Laurie's story a  year ago, we've seen lots of ups and downs.  It's time for a big update. 

 
Your generous donations covered much of Laurie's out of pocket medical costs for the year 2017.  Thank you isn't enough.  It gave her the peace of mind to be able to focus on her health rather than her finances.

 
During 2017 treatments we saw her cancer marker numbers decrease as she fought this horrible disease.  Numerous treatments, prayers, positive attitude and love helped make this happen.

 
In recent months, however,  those numbers have begun to climb again.  This indicates that new and more extensive treatments are necessary.  With that, comes a new round of out of pocket medical expenses in 2018.

 
Among those medical expenses is a test that would determine the exact type of chemo that would specifically target her type of cancer cells.  This test comes at a cost of $10,000 that is not covered by insurance.

 
In addition,  Laurie makes a three hour round trip drive for treatments 5 days a week.  These, too, are not covered by insurance.   She does this while continuing to hold down her full time teaching job.           

 
Living on a teacher salary is tight enough for the average person.   Add in special dietary needs, vitamins, supplements, additional medical tests and more, and it is easy to understand why  Laurie is stretched beyond her financial capability. 

 
This is why we come to you again.   In March 2017, she was given 3-6 months on this earth.  She has beaten the odds and  is determined to win this battle.  And with our love, prayers and financial support  she WILL keep fighting!
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Your thoughts, prayers & help are working!! As of this morning, Laurie’s cancer marker numbers are at an all time low! Thank you for helping make this possible!!
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You’ve all been amazing! Thank you for helping off set the cost of treatments that are not covered by insurance. You make the $1700 a week a little easier!
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I just spent time talking with Laurie. She is such a fighter!!!
Here’s what she said that I must pass along:

“Make no mistake, there is a Silverlining to every event in our lives. I have grown from this disease. I have experienced love beyond what anyone can imagine from this disease, and I am richly blessed.”

Thank you all again.
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You all are the most amazing group of supporters. Laurie and Kort are overwhelmed by your generosity, love, and support. You bring Laurie to tears knowing that she has less to worry about financially and can focus on winning this fight. "Thank you" will never be enough, but it's a good starting point.
We are so close to our current goal. You all are amazing.
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Vicky McCorkill Moore
16 months ago

Way to go Laurie...such good news.

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Tracey DeSousa
17 months ago

I’m a nurse. I have seen the exceptions and the miracles. DO NOT GIVE UP❤️

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$52,317 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 653 people in 28 months
Created April 26, 2017
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$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
LD
$25
Linda Driggers
8 months ago

I'm a Rapids fan and a retired cancer researcher. We need to beat this disease.

JC
$100
Jacqueline Claassen
9 months ago
TW
$50
Thatcher Wine
9 months ago
$50
Ron Green
11 months ago

Never give up the fight!

$5
Anonymous
11 months ago
MS
$10
Matthew Smith
13 months ago
RG
$100
Richard Grady
13 months ago
JA
$25
John Anderson
13 months ago

I’m an RSL fan and they showed a story about you and your family's struggles during a weather delay. Cancer affects all of us no matter what team you cheer for, MLS fans are a part of a larger family and we need to support each other. I wish you and your family hope and peace.

Vicky McCorkill Moore
16 months ago

Way to go Laurie...such good news.

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Tracey DeSousa
17 months ago

I’m a nurse. I have seen the exceptions and the miracles. DO NOT GIVE UP❤️

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