Sara's Fight Against Lymphoma

$18,548 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 28 months
Tara Buckwald
on behalf of Brandon Collier
 BEND, OR
We are setting this up for our dear friend, Sara Olson, who at the age of 27 was just diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. She has a long and exhausting battle ahead (emotionally, mentally, and physically). Sara was fortunately able to get her medical bills covered by insurance, however, she will be unable to work while she is fighting her illness. Her partner, Brandon, will be taking time off work to care for her as well.

We are wanting to raise funds to help offset the cost of Sara and Brandon's monthly living expenses (rent, utilities, fuel, food, etc..) as they embark upon this journey together. With the unpredictability of her illness and treatment, the sooner our goal is met, the better!

Anyone who knows Sara will tell you that she is one of the most selfless, caring, and giving individuals you could ever be blessed with having in your life. Together let's help alliviate what stress we can for Sara and Brandon so that they can focus on getting her healthy again! 

Thank you all so much and please continue to keep Sara in your prayers!
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Merry Christmas everyone! I just wanted to give everyone an update on Sara as she is finishing chemo now. It gets harder every time she does it but she is hanging in there knowing that this is her last one! She still has a long road of recovery ahead of her and will still need help with finances as she will not be able to go back to work for a while and will still need Brandon to take care of her. They appreciate all of your help very much, but please keep sharing Sara's story so they can be focused only on recovery during the next year. Thank you all!
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to give a quick update on Sara..I went to see her today and she looks so great! She went to the doctor yesterday and all her counts are up! She is going to chemo again this week and she still has a long road ahead of her but she is such a trooper! Please continue to share this post and pray for her! Her and Brandon thank everyone for all of your generous donations, prayers, and thoughts - they help so much!
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Hello everyone. After only two days of fundraising, we've reached over 20% of our goal! That is incredible as well as a true testament to the human spirit. You all have been so generous and kind! We will have an update for you and more information on Sara within the next couple of days, if not sooner. Feel free to post on this page any encouraging words, thoughts, prayers, or fun pictures of you with Sara just to let her know you're thinking about her.

Please continue to pray for her and share this page's link on your social media to help spread the word!
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Kristine Parker
26 months ago

Sara! I don't have a facebook page but used this just so I could comment and say hello. Linda updated me and I was just floored! I had no idea this was going on with you and I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't seem to find the words and I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said many times before. You have such a vibrant, kind spirit and I can't even begin to fathom what you have been going through. I know you are a fighter and it looks like you have a great support system. You are amazing!!! Hugs XOXO

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Boo Rigney
27 months ago

Sara - We posted information about your gofundme thing on our bulletin boards. You have a lot of customer/fans that will come into the shop and remember you. The staff also put out a 'jar' and collected $92.76 also! We all think about you everyday. Please remember that we are all grateful for your presence in our lives and we need you back up and running! (I took the cash turned it into a donation today.) Love you, Boo

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Chelsie DuBois
28 months ago

Sara! Travis and I will be praying constantly for you and your healing!!! We're so blessed you were a major part of our special day I'm so in love with your work you did, your dedication to capturing every moment so well, and making it fun along the way! Thats what you do, you have no worries, you're always seem with a smile and brighten our day! Praying for you girl! You got this!

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Woody Medeiros
28 months ago

Sara, please know that we will be praying daily for your strength and health...love, Woody and all at Grandma's House

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Eddie Sharlene Sargent
28 months ago

Sara we love you and are praying for you. I knw you will get through this.

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Created October 25, 2015
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$200
Anonymous
10 months ago
$100
Anonymous
14 months ago
EE
$100
Eidan Elbaz
18 months ago

May you be safe, happy, healthy, and peaceful. Good luck and god bless!

$100
Anonymous
21 months ago
EK
$100
Ed and Reggie Kerber
24 months ago

Sara -- Me and the Reg are missing you and looking forward to sharing a Chocolate Therapy cone with you soon!

JD
$2,000
John Doe
24 months ago
$48
Boo Rigney
25 months ago

Hey Sara! This is from the customers at the shop. We have a sign thing at the register and on both bulletin boards. Also there was a note in the bucket from Moe that said "Much Love and prayers, please get better and stay strong." You are in our thoughts Sara - Love, Boo

Kristine Parker
26 months ago

Sara! I don't have a facebook page but used this just so I could comment and say hello. Linda updated me and I was just floored! I had no idea this was going on with you and I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't seem to find the words and I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said many times before. You have such a vibrant, kind spirit and I can't even begin to fathom what you have been going through. I know you are a fighter and it looks like you have a great support system. You are amazing!!! Hugs XOXO

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Boo Rigney
27 months ago

Sara - We posted information about your gofundme thing on our bulletin boards. You have a lot of customer/fans that will come into the shop and remember you. The staff also put out a 'jar' and collected $92.76 also! We all think about you everyday. Please remember that we are all grateful for your presence in our lives and we need you back up and running! (I took the cash turned it into a donation today.) Love you, Boo

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Chelsie DuBois
28 months ago

Sara! Travis and I will be praying constantly for you and your healing!!! We're so blessed you were a major part of our special day I'm so in love with your work you did, your dedication to capturing every moment so well, and making it fun along the way! Thats what you do, you have no worries, you're always seem with a smile and brighten our day! Praying for you girl! You got this!

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Woody Medeiros
28 months ago

Sara, please know that we will be praying daily for your strength and health...love, Woody and all at Grandma's House

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Eddie Sharlene Sargent
28 months ago

Sara we love you and are praying for you. I knw you will get through this.

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