Steve Muller's Brain Tumor Fund

$15,900 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 157 people in 19 months
Maegan Dougherty
on behalf of Patricia Muller
 KALISPELL, MT
Our dad, Steve Muller, had a seizure in mid-January. Fortunately, he was stopped at a red light in downtown Whitefish, not on his snowmobile grooming ski trails or in the backcountry of Glacier National Park taking pictures. Another driver found him and called 911. An MRI revealed a brain tumor. He had a second MRI January 30th to determine whether the tumor can be removed surgically. We await the results.

We know he will face this challange with as much drive and passion as he puts into cycling, kayaking, running, skiing, photography, and being a grandpa. 

Our parents are part of a wonderful community and loving extended families, and people have started asking what they can do to help. While we realize how lucky our parents are to have health insurance, a safe home, and a support system, we know that with a high deductible, and Dad not being able to work, expenses will add up.

We hope this fund will make finances less of a concern. We also know that through gifts given here, our Dad will feel the love, comfort, and positive energy that are so important during this time. 

He will be sharing his journey through pictures on Instagram. You can see beautiful Montana photos there as well.

Thank you!

Much love and gratitude,
Maegan Dougherty and Sara Muller 


June 2016 - Steve and Patti at the New Jersey park where they met as teenagers, and their grandsons now play


July, 2014 - Glacier Challenge Triathlon


July, 2014 - Backyard slackline with the grandsons
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Just a quick update.
I am looking forward to being done with the final round of chemo this month!
My last 2 MRI's (13 so far) have been 'stable' - meaning no new tumor growth. The doc says that these tumors return 90% of the time. I'm determined to be one of the 10% whose doesn't and refuse to accept the prognosis given by doctors. I do all I can to stay healthy through diet and exercise.
I'm also having some expensive dental work done which we're hoping will aid in detoxing my body.

Patti and I are having our 40th anniversary this month. We've been taking some weekend road trips, and visiting some places in Montana and Wyoming that we haven't been to in a while. What a beautiful place we live in! I make frequent trips to Glacier- cycling and hiking before the park gets crazy with summer tourists.

This will probably be the end of updates for a while, unless there are any changes.
Patti and I want to thank everyone for your donations and concern!! It has really helped us get through this journey. Peace.
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Happy Holidays,

Patti and I want to thank everyone for your prayers and support through this difficult year. It has been almost one year since my seizure and brain cancer diagnosis.
My last MRI done in December was good- meaning no new tumor growth. Doctors say the tumor is stable, which is good news - from their perspective. I'm not out of the woods yet, because there can always be hidden cancer cells.
I'm about half way through my one year of oral chemotherapy, and except for some fatigue and low energy, I'm tolerating it well. But as long as I'm able to get outside, then life is good.
In addition to the chemotherapy, I take many supplements and tinctures to help boost my immune system, along with acupuncture, reiki, therapeutic touch, massage, saunas, cannabis, exercise, and plenty of sleep. We eat mostly a paleo/ketogenic diet - low carb/high fat. All of these protocols are beneficial for fighting the cancer and boosting my immune system. We continue to research and add treatments, etc as we discover them.
My latest challenge now is having some expensive dental work done. I have 2 infected teeth that need to be removed. The dentist feels root canals and mercury filling are a big problem and a cause for disease throughout the body. This surgery ( in January or February) has to be timed with my monthly chemo, since my blood levels are low. The infections could also be causing some low blood counts.

Have a great winter,
Steve and Patti
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Thank you all for your continued support and love and good wishes. My mom sent me a photo yesterday of Dad finishing a 5k trail race, first in his age group. Every time I talk with them, he's doing more of his favorite activities. He's back to driving, has a membership to the hospital-owned health club, and has been kayaking.

He is doing 5 consecutive days of chemo per 28 days, and continuing consistently with recommended supplements and meds. During the chemo week, he has less of an appetite, some fatigue and malaise, and also hope that the chemo is doing good work.

Overall, feeling pretty good and enjoying each day with gratitude, hope, and appreciation!
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Dad has completed another stage of treatment (radiation and chemo). Now that radiation is finished, he's had more energy and a bigger appetite. It was wonderful to see a photo of him paddling his kayak on Foys Lake. He looks and sounds great. Wish I knew this from seeing him in person instead of just on a screen! So glad Sara was able to visit our parents recently.

At this end of this four week treatment break, he will have an updated MRI and then start a double dose of chemo, 5 consecutive days per month, for about a year.

Mom and Dad continually express gratitude for all your caring and support. The funds gifted here have greatly lessened the financial stress during this time. The in person support and care, and the love and prayers from afar have been abundant. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and to stay in touch. Thank you!
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MollyandLarry Bruce
3 months ago
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Great job Steve, I know that you have always been one tough SOB and this proves it!!

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$15,900 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 157 people in 19 months
Created January 31, 2017
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Jeff and Steph Muller
9 months ago

Keep up the great work! We plan to keep seeing skiing, cycling and other great outdoors pics. Stay strong!

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Anonymous
9 months ago
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MF
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martin fulsaas
13 months ago
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Gail & Martin offer prayers and good health; we appreciate your excellent work on or house .

KA
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Kayleigh Allery
14 months ago
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It isn't much, but I hope it helps you get closer to your goal. My thoughts and love are with Steve, Patti and the rest of the family.

BH
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Bill Haring
15 months ago
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Best of luck Steve Bill Haring & Carol MsSweeney

MollyandLarry Bruce
3 months ago
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Great job Steve, I know that you have always been one tough SOB and this proves it!!

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