a big fundraiser event for him/us/our family next month.
We am not really in the loop, we have been told to just
"show up". I DO know Sarah Sample is singing and that
ALONE is worth showing up for. (remember Sarah? From the
Christmas concert? The voice of an angel Sarah?
Kyle and I?? Maybe, not so much--but Sarah?
Oh yes Sarah is worth it!
I DO know that hours and hours and hours of work have
gone into this and that all of those hours are greatly
appreciated by myself and Kyle.
Now we just need to get the word out and so I am
hoping that some people read my blog and that will help
with the "getting the word out" part of it.
Just to give you a taste of what cancer feels like
financially for a "normal" family, I share the following.
Our "out of pocket" in payments to fight this cancer
this year will be close to $10,000.
Yes, you read that right.
That is a heckofalotofmoney.
That's what it is.
Now I know that this is not a big deal to some families
and they could pay without blinking an eyelash, twice.
For us? This is an amount that is overwhelming to
say the least.
We hit our first deductible in January and a 2nd
one in February when my new insurance took over
and started carrying Kyle.
Of all the "insults to injury" that one is perhaps
the hardest to swallow with cancer.
The financial one.
I honestly am not sure how people do it who have
no insurance. I honestly don't know how you choose
between money and helping buy time for someone you
love, but I guarantee that it is a choice that
people with this disease make Every.Single.Day.
(And by "disease" I mean cancer in general, not
Mostly, we want people to come and support the hard
work that so many others have put time and effort
into...and if we help meet ANY of the "goal" our
Team Kyle fundraiser crew has set for this event?
That's just a bonus.
A shout out to all those who have helped organize
and work on all the "behind the scenes" of this
Honestly, when all is said and done? We will
NEVER EVER EVER have enough "Thank you's" to tell
But, in the event you're listening?
Again and again and again and again.
Kyle and Dorien and Family