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Vance Lefort

$22,071 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 3 months
Created October 4, 2018
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Doug Miller
on behalf of Kelly Lefort
Vance Lefort is an incredible husband, father, son, friend, coach, co-worker and a significant part of the Fort Collins community.  He went to High School at Loveland High and after graduation attended CSU on a football scholarship.  Vance's passion for football continues today as he invests in the lives of student athletes at Fossil Ridge High School.  He has helped coach football faithfully since 2005.

Vance is in a literal fight for his life!  After struggling with complications and several different treatment scenarios, he found out in early August that he has stomach cancer.  

Vance has been a dear friend of mine since 2003.  He needs our help!  His cancer is preventing him from being able to work at Walker, where he has faithfully invested himself since graduating from CSU over 30 years ago.  Their financial needs are significant!  From the regular expenses of living, to their daughters school bills at UNC, and the mounting medical bills, WE CAN HELP!

Vance & Kelly (his wife) have made a difference in so many people's lives!  Now it's our chance to help them.  So will you please donate what you can and make sure to keep Vance and his family in your prayers!

You can also help by leveraging your social media for good by sharing this page with everyone you know! 

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BE A BLESSING TO THE LEFORT FAMILY!

Thank you!

Doug


For a full story please read Miles Blumhardt's article in the Coloradonan  (shared with permission).
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Update 5
Posted by Doug Miller
8 days ago
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What's up Team Lefort? I trust you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and the New Year is off to a great start.

I wanted to give you a quick update on Vance's progress and share with you some awesome news about our next steps.

After several more rounds of chemo Vance and Kelly were able to head back to MN to check in with his doctors at Mayo. It was a great trip and the reports were all positive.

Vance's tumor has gotten smaller, so Praise God the Chemo did what it was supposed to. It was a HUGE milestone receiving this news. While they were at Mayo the decision was made to finish with a final round of Chemo and then begin intense radiation.

So - Vance has now finished that last big round of chemo and is heading quickly to the radiation stage. This will begin on January 16th.

The radiation treatments are EVERY DAY!

Vance tolerated the Chemo really well. Anyone that knows Vance personally would expect nothing less - he's a tough guy for sure. Another praise is that he has steadily been gaining weight thanks to countless hours on his feeding tube and his wonderful nursing assistant, Kelly, keeping him on track day-in-and-day-out.

A couple prayer requests for you all. First of all please pray for continued health physically and emotionally. This has been a grind to say the least. As you would expect the Lefort's lives have been turned up-side-down since August. Understandably this takes a toll. When I get to visit they are doing well, staying very positive and relying on the Lord every step of the way. However, some extra prayers for this next chapter of doing radiation would be awesome.

Also, please pray for the radiation to do its thing. I'm praying for the tumor to be gone by the time they head back to Mayo for his big surgery.

Finally, please continue to pray for financial provision. God has been faithful and your generosity has been a HUGE BLESSING. Vance has been out of work since August and their bills keep piling up. If you wouldn't mind posting a link to this GoFundMe site on your social medial outlets again I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for caring the way you do and thanks for all the ways you have been supporting Vance and his family.

God Bless & I'll update again when we have more news.

Doug
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Update 4
Posted by Doug Miller
1 month ago
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Hey Team Lefort...I trust you are all doing well. Thanks so much for keeping Vance and the family in your prayers.

Here is a quick update.

Vance has one more round of Chemo next week! Praise God! This will be a HUGE DEAL to have this done! After he recovers from the last treatment, Vance and Kelly will head back to Mayo for an evaluation and development of the plan for his surgery. Please continue to pray this all goes well and that Vance's surgery is able to be scheduled ASAP!

Vance and Kelly are in good spirits, yet ready for the next step in beating this cancer!

On another note for those in Fort Collins, Vance will be sharing some of his story and testimony at Timberline Church THIS WEEKEND! What an opportunity to share about the goodness of God in the middle of an extremely difficult battle! They will be sharing at the Saturday and Sunday services. PLEASE SUPPORT THEM IF YOU CAN BY BEING THERE!

Here is a link to Timberline's website for times and directions.

https://www.timberlinechurch.org/contact/campuses

Please be in prayer for Vance and Kelly as they get to share their story. Pray that many lives will be touched by what they share, and that those that are also fighting all kinds of different battles in their own lives will also be encouraged by their story of faith!
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Update 3
Posted by Doug Miller
1 month ago
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Hey guys...just wanted to give you a quick update. Vance has two more rounds of chemo before he will head back to Mayo in MN to determine next steps. We are praying, and ask you to join us in praying, that he will be ready for the surgery to remove this tumor once and for all!

If you missed it 9 News in Denver did a really nice piece on Vance and Kelly. They way they & the kids have navigated this has been inspirational to say the least.

Here is a link to the video! Please repost it on your social media sites. I have also been told they will be sharing Vance's story at Timberline Church in December.

PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!!

Doug

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.9news.com/amp/article%3fsection=sports&subsection=high-school&topic=football&headline=fossil-ridge-assistant-coach-battling-cancer-with-faith&contentId=73-614721261
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Update 2
Posted by Doug Miller
3 months ago
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Hey guys...I talked to Vance yesterday and he was excited to have heard back from Mayo that they were still onboard to do his surgery after he has completed his chemo! This is good news! So thanks for praying!!

It is also exciting that Vance's GoFundMe site has been viewed 2,896 times as of this update! That is awesome. It is incredible that we have been able to raise together almost $8500. THANK YOU ALL!!

Think about this, if all 2,896 people had just given $20 we would have surpassed our goal by $7,920!! That would have meant Vance and Kelly would have access to well over $50,000 to help cover all their expenses.

So lots of people doing a little can make a HUGE difference. If you haven't would you ask those you are connected to on social media to also help? Just try to put yourself in Vance and Kelly's shoes. It is overwhelming for sure...I've been there!

Your prayers and generosity have made a huge impact! Lets not stop!! We can do more and in doing so we will take a HUGE burden off the Lefort family!

Thanks again!!

Doug
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Raised by 140 people in 3 months
Created October 4, 2018
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Doug Miller
on behalf of Kelly Lefort
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