Together with Tony

$33,084 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 496 people in 25 months
Emily Truskowski
on behalf of Stephanie Maschino
 PITTSFIELD, MA
My cousin Stephanie and her husband Shawn have recently found out that their son, Tony, has a terminal illness. I am looking to raise funds to support their family as they strive to make the best out of the remaining time they have with him. 

From their facebook pages: "Dear friends and family, this week our amazing little Tony was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma, a terminal brain cancer. We've started to receive thoughts and prayers and appreciate them all. Please know that while we may be unable to reply to all your messages they mean so much to us. We will try to be in touch as much as possible as we work through this trying time. Our world has been turned upside down, but we are going to surround Tony with as much love and support as possible to make the remaining time we have with him the best he could ask for. We appreciate your support and patience with us, I'm sure we won't be the most stable or reliable for a while, but trust that we love you and will be in touch as we can."

Any little bit will be helpful in relieving the financial burden of long travel for hospital visits, time off from work, and, as they said, making the remaining time with him the best he could ask for.

For more information, you can visit his website at www.togetherwithtony.org.

Any donations, as well as love and prayers for this amazing family, are greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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From Shawn and Stephanie, Dec. 9:

"At 12:05pm today our beautiful little Tony passed away peacefully in our arms. He was surrounded by our love and we know he is in a better place now. We are doing as well as we can be and know his life will continue to positively impact us and everyone he knew and has touched with his story. His tumor is also being donated to research to hopefully benefit others who must face this terrible illness in the future."
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Since it has been about a week since Tony's diagnosis, the family is now becoming more aware of how the next several months may impact them financially. The costs are difficult to estimate but include everything from the many aspects of Tony's care to gas/grocery/hotel money, time off work, and funds to help take advantage of the quality family time they have remaining - even simple things like apple picking! As a result, I've raised the goal again. Thank you from the entire extended family for your continued generosity. We are truly blown away and overwhelmed with the support.
Tony snuggling his mama's leg on 10/18.
Tony got to meet his neighbor's dog!
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I've just adjusted the goal for the campaign. I had originally set it lower not realizing the overwhelming love the Maschinos would receive from our community. Thank you all for your continued support for this incredible family!!
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Mark Jester
25 months ago
7
7

Thank you all so much. The love and support from all of you is overwhelming.

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Sandy Cronin
25 months ago
5
5

Al and I are sending much love and prayers your way❤️

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Dave Nuvallie
25 months ago
2
2

We certainly missed you guys at the cider press party. Tony Pots and Pans was on my mind all day and still is. You folks are like family, love you all,

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Alice Jester
25 months ago
1
1

This says so much about people. Love ❤️

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Martin Maschino
25 months ago
1
1

This is all so overwhelming all the love and support. Thank you all for all that you do

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Kevin Jester
25 months ago
1
1

This is amazing....

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Deirdre Duffin Swindlehurst
25 months ago

The love, prayers and support from friends, family and neighbors from our community and beyond is so touching.

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Lilian Ike
23 months ago

When it was Lazarus' case it looked it was late but Jesus made a change, for He has the final say, no man does. I pray for you Tony, that the world will see the testimony of God in your life and be surprised what length of time and long life God will give you. May His grace change your circumstance and cause the world to believe in Him in Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Receive God's healing Tony and May it please God to set you free, Amen. And may Stephanie's family be filled with peace of mind, and divine comfort all through. Amen

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$33,084 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 496 people in 25 months
Created October 14, 2016
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$17
Anonymous
22 months ago
$25
Anonymous
23 months ago
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$100
Robin Obrien
23 months ago
1
1

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family

CA
$100
Celia Alpern
23 months ago

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Celia Kobritz Alpern and Family

$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
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$20
Anne Fleuriot
23 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss

Mark Jester
25 months ago
7
7

Thank you all so much. The love and support from all of you is overwhelming.

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Sandy Cronin
25 months ago
5
5

Al and I are sending much love and prayers your way❤️

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Dave Nuvallie
25 months ago
2
2

We certainly missed you guys at the cider press party. Tony Pots and Pans was on my mind all day and still is. You folks are like family, love you all,

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Alice Jester
25 months ago
1
1

This says so much about people. Love ❤️

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Martin Maschino
25 months ago
1
1

This is all so overwhelming all the love and support. Thank you all for all that you do

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Kevin Jester
25 months ago
1
1

This is amazing....

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Deirdre Duffin Swindlehurst
25 months ago

The love, prayers and support from friends, family and neighbors from our community and beyond is so touching.

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Lilian Ike
23 months ago

When it was Lazarus' case it looked it was late but Jesus made a change, for He has the final say, no man does. I pray for you Tony, that the world will see the testimony of God in your life and be surprised what length of time and long life God will give you. May His grace change your circumstance and cause the world to believe in Him in Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Receive God's healing Tony and May it please God to set you free, Amen. And may Stephanie's family be filled with peace of mind, and divine comfort all through. Amen

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