Love to all of you, and we continue to pray.
Cancer Benefit for Kathy Frankowiak
Linked to the Blue Hope Bash - Benefit Dinner for Kathy Frankowiak
$6,140 by 88 people
Please note: tickets are required to attend this event.
Join us for a yummy dinner, Team Trivia, Silent Auctions, Raffles and more! Event happening at the Community Building at Hess-Hathaway Park starting at 5:00 PM. $20 entry fee includes dinner and dessert. All proceeds benefit Kathy Frankowiak for medical bills and lost wages. If you can not make the event, but still want to donate please use this page. And for those attending please purchase "tickets" here for entry, but for the auction and raffles the best method would be to bring cash to the event. However, this page will still be open and you can pay with a card, Venmo, or PayPal. Please note there is a $1.57 additional charge using those methods!
“Stage 4 Colon Cancer” the words barely made sense to me. I looked at my mother in the hospital bed, my father across the room, my sister not far from me. The words echoed in my brain and in the faces of us all. ‘Stage 4’ ‘Cancer’. “We’ll fight this” those were words spoken as well. But we didn’t know that night of the diagnosis what fighting this disease would look like.
Our youngest sister was finishing her finals at college, so she was told a couple days later. And then we all made ourselves as comfortable as possible in that hospital room where our world came apart. The bad news kept coming as Mom had to undergo tests and eventually surgery. Plans were made and eventually she got to go home with lists of things she now needed, appointments to be made, and hopes of returning to work while this fight continued.
More and more information about this disease was given to us. Treatment plans discussed and selected as Mom prepared to fight with her strength depleted. She hung on to work part time and got through one treatment of chemo. And then she was back in the hospital.
This stay was different. There was so much bad news already how much more could we take? How much more could Mom fight? Now she wasn’t able to eat a thing. And another surgery was planned with several possible outcomes. The stay was longer and took more away from Mom. When she was finally home this time the disease had taken so much from her.
Then it was a waiting game to get back to chemo. Meanwhile this cancer had taken Mom’s ability to work, play with her grandchildren, leave the house and laugh with her friends, and so much more.
Now, we are months out from that second hospital stay and months back into to chemo. But Mom is strong. And she is fighting. There is still a long road ahead, but she is strong. Through this all so far, the thought that keeps coming back to all of us, is Cancer Sucks. There no better way to say it sometimes. It just sucks.
There are so many things involved in fighting this disease. Time, money, love, support, and prayers are needed. Your help in this is so appreciated by our family, especially our Mom and Dad.