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Get Monty Back in the Pool

$39,725 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 232 people in 1 month
Created December 18, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Matthew Randall
This gofundme was created to help the Randall family support Monty with his battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. Monty was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in December of 2018. Since then, Monty's determination has shown everyone how serious he is about overcoming this obstacle. Monty's drive is to get back in the pool to race again. His treatments have already begun, and will include chemo and radiation over the next 12+ months! As his supporters, we have to think of this as an endurance race, like Monty's event, the 200 butterfly. The financial support from here will help our family get Monty back into racing shape and beat the cancer to the wall! (It's a swimming joke). Monty's parents, Matthew and Diane Randall, are both alternating taking time off work to ensure that Monty is able to get to his appointments, eat a healthy diet, and receives the care he needs.
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Update 3
Posted by MaryElla Randall
14 days ago
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Monty finally gets to come home today after his five-day admittance to Kaiser Walnut Creek. His doctors thought it would best to have him admitted for this chemo course because of the New Year's holiday. He'll be recovering at home over the next few days. While in the hospital, Monty got a visit from his favorite cousin, Kyle. Seeing Kyle really cheered Monty up! Monty also got to see Coach Mike; which Monty really enjoyed. His Aunt Jane also came to lift his spirits while he was in the hospital! He hasn't been able to have very many visitors, so it was great for him to see people that love and care about him. Overall, his stay went smoothly, except for some discomfort using the chemo port for the first time (because of his large muscles...). Most of the time, my parents are alternating between working and taking care of Monty. They hope that over time, Monty's comfort levels and accessibility will increase as the tumors shrink. For now, we are grateful that the treatments seem to be having an effect and he's keeping his spirits up.

Over the next few days, we expect Monty's energy levels to be low, but he's looking forward to reading some notes and letters from the Aquabears! Monty is so motivated by the words of encouragement he's received so far. This experience has been really difficult on our family. The warm meals have been so helpful and appreciated. We don't know what to expect each day, but the support from others gives us all strength and helps to lessen the stressors in our daily lives. Our hearts are warmed by our friends and family from near and far that have reached out and offered all kinds of support for us, thank you!
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Update 2
Posted by MaryElla Randall
23 days ago
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The past few days have surpassed our expectations in so many ways. Monty and our family are truly feeling the love from the warm meals, the prayers, the positive thoughts and comments, and the support from this campaign. We spent time together as a family on Christmas Eve and Day. We gathered together in prayer and also laughed to movies like Animal House. Monty will be admitted to Kaiser on December 31st (probably) for about 5 days. Thank you for all the support and let’s keep the momentum going!
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Update 1
Posted by MaryElla Randall
27 days ago
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Our family and Monty is overwhelmed with the support we've seen here. I (Monty's sister, M.E.) will be posting updates here about Monty's progress. Monty has completed one round of chemo so far. His doctors think that he will be going through chemo for the next year. He will also have radiation at some time. The next big thing will be being admitted to Kaiser Walnut Creek over New Year's for his next round of chemo. We expect him to be admitted for five days. Our spirits this holiday season have had their highs and lows, but seeing how many people support Monty is so heartwarming. Monty was shocked to see how many people care about him and want to see him get better and it's really made him feel loved and even more motivated to fight. I'll be making a post in the next day or two with our holiday updates. To all of our family and friends, thank you for donating, thank you for sharing, and thank you for supporting Monty through this challenging time. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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Raised by 232 people in 1 month
Created December 18, 2018
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