Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Stephanie Phillips Foundation

I realized that I don't have a link on here to the website with all of the info on how to donate to the Stephanie Phillips Foundation. We decided the day Steph was diagnosed with colon cancer that we are in this for the long haul. Being the mother of 2 boys (one who was born with a heart defect requiring surgeries and numerous doctors appointments) she has used all of her sick days. Gone are the days when teachers could pool their sick days and give them away. (Unfortunate because I have a wonderful mother-in-law who would be more than happy to donate some of her 290 sick days!) Scot is at a new job this year so he doesn't have much either in the way of sick leave. SO...when Steph isn't working, they are operating on ONE teacher's salary! That would be hard to do under normal circumstances! So many people have been so gracious and expressed the desire to help in any way they can, so we decided we would set up a foundation to benefit the Phillips family. This money will be used for things such as medical bills, travel (if they decide to do treatment somewhere else) and just everyday expenses. Steph has a fight ahead of her and we want her to be 100% focused on this battle. When Steph beats this and no longer needs it, we plan to continue fundraising and helping other families whose lives have been "hijacked" by cancer. Check out the website that my brother put together. www.stephsgonnawin.com He has ordered the merchandise and it should be available at the end of the month but we are taking orders now.

1 comment:

Glenna said...

Glad to hear you are going to MD Anderson. I believe you will find they are way ahead of Springfield in treatments. Keep the faith.