We Love Kathy

$10,010 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 34 months
Shelley Shepherd
on behalf of Katherine Deveau
 PISMO BEACH, CA



There are a million reasons "We Love Kathy," and all of you who know her are familiar with each and every one of them. She is generous in every aspect of her life. She is insightful, loyal, smart and kind. She works hard and loves gently. Thousands of premature and critically-ill infants have grown strong in her capable care. In a nutshell, Kathy is the person we all want to be when we grow up. She is the best kind of human out there.

A  few weeks ago, Kathy was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. This diagnosis comes at an otherwise joyful time in her life. She is newly married to her soulmate, Lesli, and they just bought a beautiful new home in Santa Maria, California. She is employed as an assistant nurse manager in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Marian Regional Medical Center. She and Lesli are expecting their first grandchild early next year.

Kathy's treatment plan includes chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Her oncologist has told her that she may be unable to work for up to 12 months. As Lesli is unable to work, Kathy is the sole provider for their family. The financial repercussions of Kathy's diagnosis will be devastating. People always ask, with true sincerity, how they can help in this type of situation. The answer for Kathy is this: donate to this site. The money will be used wisely for the everyday expenses of everyday life, like the power bill, the mortgage and groceries. With your permission, should there be funds remaining when Kathy is able to return to work, the money will be donated to breast cancer research.

Let's all be like Kathy for a minute, and be the best kind of human out there. Let's give more than we can afford.

We Love Kathy. Dig deep and show her how much.

Thank you, wonderful people. I have total faith that this GoFundMe page will exceed its goal. I love you all.

Shelley
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For all of you who contributed to Kathy and Lesli's GoFundMe page, and to those who shared warm, hopeful, tender thoughts along the way..,thank you. Kathy has her chemotherapy and surgery behind her, with radiation therapy on the near horizon. She is resilient and so, so brave. She is who we all want to be when we grow up. Wrap her up in your hearts. She almost has this thing licked<3
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It ain't easy feeling green, but Kathy's getting through it. The new drug, Taxotere, is not user-friendly. At the risk of being repetitive, chemo blows...chunks, literally. That will never keep our friend and my personal hero, Kathy DeVeau, from making the most of every 24 hours she is given (especially on Halloween) and showing all of us what it means to stay focused, be positive and somehow manage to never complain. She is, without a doubt, one of the strongest people I know. I am honored to be her friend.

Another one of her friends, the incredible Jo Baptiste, is doing her part in the fight against breast cancer this week at the Dallas/Fort Worth Race for a Cure. Kathy is on her mind and in her heart. Jo, you are just truly a wonderful person. Thank you.

Please be mindful of Kathy as you plan for your holiday giving. She has given her all for so many years to so many families and their critically-ill children. Let's give back. I love you all.
Racing for that cure...
No better motivation
Scarier than cancer?
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Scary as it was, Kathy faced chemotherapy with a new drug, Taxotere, AND trick or treaters on October 31st. She and Lesli's house was easily the spookiest in the neighborhood! I'm cancer-free and I didn't even carve a pumpkin! My love and admiration for these two amazing people grows stronger everyday. Please remember them as the season of giving is upon us. Nobody deserves our generosity more. I love you all.
Six down. No sweat.
Boo-tidily people.
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Kathy was admitted to the hospital this past week for fever and dangerously low blood counts, but is now home, loving life from the perspective of her own bed. Next on her schedule of events: 12 weeks of tamoxifen infusions. She will be brave and strong. We will be generous and mindful. Together, we got this. Happy autumn. I love you all.
#4 down, and she's still ❤️
Busting out of the joint
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Raised by 90 people in 34 months
Created August 30, 2016
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BO
$50
Brianna Osborn
30 months ago
$200
Shelley Shepherd
31 months ago
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You know...

MR
$1,000
Mary Richards
31 months ago
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You are a special person, Kathy. Here is a little token to help support you during this time. Looking forward to your return to health!!

SB
$100
Susan Bland
31 months ago
1
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Stay strong! We think about you every day and know that you'll beat this! Love Sue & Dale

$50
Ryckie Walker
31 months ago
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JR
$75
Jennifer Reif
31 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
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SL
$100
Stephanie Long
32 months ago
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Lots of ❤️❤️❤️ Kathy

$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
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MK
$50
Michelle Katz
32 months ago
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