Luke Neraas Support Fund

$41,630 of $35k goal

Raised by 324 people in 33 months
Jessie Boettcher  TETONIA, ID

Friends and family of Luke Neraas are raising money to help Luke fight brain cancer.  Join us!

On July 21 a severe and worsening headache brought Luke to the hospital.  An MRI and subsequent biopsy determined that Luke has glioblastoma glioma, primary brain tumor, stage 4.  With such a serious diagnosis, Luke, his wife Claire, and their 3 1/2 year old daughter are now in San Fransisco, fortunate to be receiving top medical care.  Luke is scheduled for surgery on July 30.  We are all hoping beyond hope that he is going to be ok.  Whatever the outcome, the expenses incurred during Luke's treatment and recovery are going to be huge. 

Please help us support Luke and his family during this very difficult time.  If you were hoping for a way to help Luke and Claire, but aren't sure how, any amount donated is much needed and appreciated.

Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and love!
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Update 7
Posted by Jessie Boettcher
19 months ago
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On September 26 we lost our brave beautiful friend Luke Neraas. While we are relieved his suffering is over, we are heartbroken that he is gone. Luke brought so much of the best things in life...love, laughter, fun, and adventure to everyone around him and we were all so lucky to have had him in our lives. We will love and miss him forever.

Please keep Luke's amazing wife Claire and sweet little girl Elsa in your hearts as they embark on a new, incredibly difficult, and wholly unimaginable journey in life. Luke loved them with all of his great big heart and they need our love and support now more than ever.
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Update 6
Posted by Jessie Boettcher
20 months ago
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Today our friend Luke is undergoing his 4th brain surgery in just over a year. This unexpected treatment gives new hope in his fight against cancer. Please keep Luke, Claire, and Elsa in your hearts and in your thoughts as we hope for the absolute best for them.

Also, endless thanks to everyone who has contributed in any and every way to help this family during the past year. Your emotional, financial, and physical support mean more than you can imagine. So thank you...again and again and again...thank you!

If you would like to keep up to date on Luke's progress, Claire has been keeping an incredibly beautiful, inspiring, and lovingly written journal at http://www.clairevitucci.com/luke-neraas/
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Update 5
Posted by Jessie Boettcher
29 months ago
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In the months since Luke and his family returned home, Luke has undergone radiation and chemotherapy, oh and he also ran a marathon and on his last day of radiation…filled a once in a lifetime moose tag, all while continuing to work and enjoy time with his wife and daughter. Amazing! He also recently had his first follow up MRI since his surgery and unfortunately new tumor growth was detected. Earlier this week, Luke had his second brain surgery in four months. Thankfully, Claire reports that he is doing very well…walking, talking, and overall feeling good. Luke and Claire are still unsure of what their follow-up treatment options are at this point, but we are so hopeful that they are provided a respite from worry and a strong path forward for Luke’s health. As always, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions, love, and support.
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Update 4
Posted by Jessie Boettcher
33 months ago
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Welcome home Luke! Your friends, family, pups, chicks, and Teton community are certainly happy to see your smiling face.

If you would like to read more about Luke's journey thus far and progress in the future, Claire has been keeping a beautifully written journal at caringbridge.org. And as always, please continue to donate and share this fundraiser. This wonderful family can use all the support and love we can throw their way. Thank you!
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$41,630 of $35k goal

Raised by 324 people in 33 months
Created July 29, 2014
Jessie Boettcher  
$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
$100
mike prichard
18 months ago
HH
$150
Hal and Sheila Harrison
18 months ago
$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
CS
$50
Cat Armstrong Soule
18 months ago
AP
$1,000
Aaron Powers
18 months ago
$150
Anonymous
18 months ago
$750
Anonymous
18 months ago
TW
$100
the Whitneys
19 months ago
KC
$100
Kate Clements
19 months ago
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