Lisa Kaiser; a late stage cancer patient, lives in Woodbury with her husband Jeff and their two young daughters 7 and 10 years old. Lisa has served as a Registered Nurse at CVMC for most of her adult life.
Lisa was diagnosed in January of 2012 with metastasized (stage 4) breast cancer. In March 2012 doctors found that her cancer had already spread to her liver and both her lungs. She underwent a mastectomy in April 2012; and after getting a second and third opinion about her options she started hormone therapy in June 2012. After six months of hormone therapy her doctor’s determined that the hormone therapy was not having a positive effect on her cancer. Lisa started undergoing chemo in January 2013. Only 20% of woman with Lisa’s type of cancer will live 5 years from the point of diagnosis; Lisa was diagnosed a year ago.
This family has a wish!
They want to take their two little girls to Disney while Lisa is still healthy enough to enjoy it with them. The two girls have wanted to go to Disney and so we want to earn enough money fundraising to send them all there for two weeks. This would give the entire family a much needed respite from the grueling regimen of treatments and worries. It would offer a positive distraction to the realities they all face; and give the girls fond, fun memories of their Mom that will be priceless to them as they grow up without her.
A fundraising event will be held June 8, 2013 at the Montpelier Elks Club at 6pm; we will have a 50/50 raffle, horderves/appetizers, dance, and silent auction at the event to help raise funds. No tickets will be sold ~ donations will be accepted at the door.
The public is welcome to attend ~ Invite your friends and family!
If you can not attend the event please consider donating online!