We have all our warriors for 2012 to support. We have one warrior to start the 2013 year in January. If you would like to nominate a cancer patient for the 2013 year please go to “nominate a warrior” to find out how to apply.
Cancer patients need to submit their medical expenses to the Auntie Em’s Angels Fund to assist with their bills. Auntie Em’s Angels created a Designated Fund at the Midlands Community Foundation. This partnership allows the Auntie Em’s Angels fund raise money while Midlands Community Foundation manages the designated fund. This ensures your tax deductible gift will support this charitable project providing lasting benefit to your charitable cause.
WARRIOR #1 BREA NELSON
NOMINATED BY: Emily Pottebaum (aka: Auntie Em)
BENEFIT: January 20, 2012 Raffle goes from 7 pm – 10 pm, Bottomless Glass
If you would like to donate items for the raffle please contact Emily Pottebaum – 402-213-7669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“In October 2010, I felt a lump at the top of my right breast. I was referred for a mammogram and an ultrasound. It wasn’t the lump that I felt that was the problem, it was the mass lurking behind it. After two needle biopsies and a chest MRI, it was found that at 34 years old, I had breast cancer and it had spread to my lymph nodes. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma to be exact. In December 2010, I had a double mastectomy with the beginning of breast reconstruction. In January 2011, I had surgery to have my port placed and start the battle of my life with chemo. Even after the mastectomy, I had two suspicious masses pop up that had to be surgically removed. They couldn’t do a needle biopsy with the tissue expanders in place. Thankfully those biopsies came back normal. I am currently on chemo treatment 47 of 52 with hopes of finishing chemo on January 24, 2012. The money raised will go to pay off our medical bills with the hospital, radiologist, imaging centers, oncologist, surgeons, etc that have mounted over the past year.”
Warrior #2 - Casey Knight
Go Big For Casey!!! Casey is a very close friend of ours who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.
Almost every Sunday from now until March 11th a different Establishment will host an event to raise funds to benefit the ever changing needs of our Dear Friend Casey Knight. As a collective group we will be creating several events over the upcoming weeks. Please Join us by attending any and all of …the events to support Casey Knight. Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of you.
Details of the event Process -
Sunday, Feb 5th – Beer and Loathing – Starting at 1 pm till after the Superbowl
Sunday, Feb 12th – Dundee Dell
Sunday, Feb 19th – Interlude Lounge
Sunday, Feb 26th – Tiger Tom’s
Sunday, March 4th – WE ARE TAKING THIS WEEK TO PREPARE FOR CASTLE BARRETTS
Sunday, March 11th – Barrett’s Castle ( Karen Barrett has reserved the date and donated the space for the event ) -
Evening of the Auction, Raffle, and Music Event
For everyones information the following will be taking the lead on the various aspects of the planning process. Please contact them with any information or updates and any ways you can help.
Split the Pot Raffle – Jenn Locke – 402-980-2560 / jennHV@cox.net
Auction/ Donations – Tina Cox – 402-319-1410 / email@example.com
Venues – Jeff Koterba – 402-305-2498 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave McGill – 402-350-9541 / email@example.com / Anne Cavanaugh 402.707.5056 firstname.lastname@example.org / Phil Anania 402.850.1825 email@example.com
Central information – Rachel Gabb – 402-813-7502 / firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Food for events – Mary Hink – 402.990.9255 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come out and support Casey!!!
Warrior #3 – Susie Rensch -Nominated by: Sara Rogers from Sara Rogers Photography
BENEFIT: Saturday, March 24, 2012, Raffle goes from 6 pm – 9 pm,Union Pizzeria & Sportsbar, 1420 Cuming Street, Website HereYou may also RSVP on Facebook Event Page “Auntie Em’s Angels-March Event-Susie Rensch”. We always need help getting raffle items. If you would like to donate a raffle item please contact Emily Pottebaum, 402.213.7669 or email@example.com
On August 14, 2011, while lying in bed, I felt a small lump on my upper right breast. That moment would be the start of a long and terrifying journey. On August 16th I had a mammogram, ultrasound and needle core biopsy of the ugly little bump that had become the main focus of my life. Then on August 23rd I received the phone call that no one ever expects to get. I had breast cancer. I was a 31 year old mother of two small children and I had breast cancer. I underwent a lumpectomy to remove the tumor but pathlogy reports revealed that it was unsuccessful in getting clear margins. So I had a second lumpectomy and port placed, this time they got it all. I learned that my official diagnosis was Stage I, Grade 3, TripleNegative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I have complete 7 of 8 chemotherapy treatments and in March will begin 35 radiation treatments.
I am so grateful for the support of my friends, family and community. The money raised will go toward the medical expenses created by this unexpected diagnosis.
WARRIOR #4 Tyce Markussen
Nominated by: Alec Hogan
In September 2011 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. A surprise to be sure, but accepted as one of those things that happens in life. I have chronicled the journey via blog at www.tsbanana.com if you are interested in learning more about my experience thus far. Thank you for the kindness and support! – Tyce Markussen
The entire month of April you can schedule a foursome to play 18 holes of golf for $200 ($50 per person). $120 will go back to Tyce’s Medical bills. Call Foursomes to schedule a tee time Monday – Sunday between 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Call Foursomes to Schedule a Tee Time to play for Tyce 402.934.4902.
Benefit Date: April 28, 2012, 6p.m. – ?, The raffle will run from 6 pm -9 pm (winners will be chosen at 9:30 p.m.)
The golf fundraiser will run from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
FOURSOMES GOLF, 3510 N. 167th Circle, Omaha, NE 68116 (South East Corner of 168th and Maple) 402.934.4902.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE RAFFLE ITEMS TO THIS EVENT CONTACT EMILY POTTEBAUM at 402.213.7669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL RAFFLE ITEMS MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2012. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!
#5 & 6 Sarah Claussen and Julie Busch – You may support these two warriors at the Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Tournament on July 14, 2012.
www.bbcmvb.com Auntie Em’s Angels is a Pink Sponsor for the event and will support these two ladies for the 2012 year!
Sarah Classen is a 31 year old mother of three. She and her husband Ken live in Humphrey, NE. Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Tragically this is not her first experience with cancer. Sarah and Ken lost their five year old son, Kenton, to brain cancer in 2011.
Julie Busch, Omaha, NE
Julie Busch is a 40-year-old mother of two living in Omaha. Julie has already beaten melanoma cancer and is now fighting breast cancer. Julie’s husband Greg has also been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.
We hope that you will join us on July 14th and help raise money for both families.
Warrior’s #7 & 8 Teegan and Ryleigh Wright
CRAFTERS FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER
JULY 29, 2012 1-5 PM
MILLARD PLAZA BALLROOM, 5339 S. 139th Plaza, Omaha, NE
If you would like to be a vendor for this event contact Emily Pottebaum 402.213.7669 or email@example.com
Steve and I have triplet daughters that are 4 ½. Teagan was diagnosed in May of 2010 with Leukemia. She responded right away to the chemo, and was put in remission after one month. She has done great through all of her 2 ½ year treatment plan, and will finish her chemo in July of this year. Ryleigh was diagnosed in July 2011 with Leukemia also. She was put in remission after the first month of treatment, and is doing great, also. She still has 2 years of treatment left. The diagnosis of two of our daughters getting Leukemia has sure been unexpected, but we’re very blessed to have a lot of family to help us out! We appreciate your support for this fundraiser!
Warrior #9 Michael “Bubba” Schultz Nominated by Bill and Colleen Dunn
Bubba’s Benefit is being planned for Saturday, August 11, 2012. If you would like to donate a raffle or silent auction item for this event, contact Emily Pottebaum at 402.213.7669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bubba has won the battle against Stage 4 Cancer. He still has piles of medical bills that he is struggling to pay off so Auntie Em’s Angels wants to help relieve the financial burden by throwing him a benefit.
Please join us Saturday, August 11, 2012. Raffle and silent auction will go from 6-8:30 pm. Winners of the raffle will be announced at 9 pm and you must be present to win.
Bushwackers, 7401 Main Street, Ralston NE 402.593.9037
We always need help finding raffle items. If you would like to donate a raffle or silent auction item please contact Emily Pottebaum 402.213.7669 or email@example.com.
Warrior #10 Khalil Amin Nominated by Amina Hogan
Khalil’s Benefit is being planned for Saturday, September 8, 2012. If you would like to donate a raffle or silent auction item for this event, contact Emily Pottebaum at 402.213.7669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PICTURE COMING SOON!
Khalil, a respected member in our family and community has taken ill. He has been an integral part of the Omaha community for over 33 years. He has played a vital role in welcoming new immigrants and making their difficult transition a smoother one. Not only innumerable families, as well as strangers have benefited from his kindness, generosity and intelligence. He is 57 years old with a loving wife and 3 beautiful children.
We now ask for your help.
Khalil has been fighting for his life. He has been diagnosed with Cancer that attacks the bone marrow. With months of treatment, and months strictly in the hospital, his cancer is in remission, but he’s in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. His body is not responding well, and has suffered a stroke, and seizures.
We hope that by reaching out to the community, we can help fund his treatment, and help the family be relieved of a monetary stress while they focus on the health of a father, uncle, and husband.
Warrior #11 Blake Jeffries Nominated by Dana Bittner and Robyn Rafter
Blake’s Benefit is being planned for Saturday, October 6, 2012. If you would like to donate a raffle or silent auction item for this event, contact Emily Pottebaum at 402.213.7669 or email@example.com.
Blake was diagnosed with Poorly-Diffused Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on February 29, 2012 after being seen in the emergency room for lower back pain. He quickly then started a chemotherapy regimen called “RCHOP” on Monday March 12th, 2012 with Dr. Margaret Block and her wonderful staff over at the Midwest Cancer Center on 178th & Center. He will go once every three weeks, for a total of six treatments. Our hope is that Blake will be in remission in roughly 4-6 months. He will also most likely be receiving maintenance therapy once every two months thereafter. Unfortunately, Blake’s type of cancer is a “chronic” type, so it is common for it to resurface after remission. It is possible that he may have to look towards a stem cell transplant sometime in the future.
Unfortunately, Blake has been out of work for almost six weeks now and we still are unsure as to how much more work he will miss. He has had four surgeries and is on his fifth one today, Friday April 6th, 2012, to remove a faulty port and have a new one replaced. He also developed a blood clot this past week in response to the broken port, and is sadly having a lot of pain because of it.
We are asking for help to take the financial burden off of Blake’s and his family while he is receiving his life-saving treatment. His fiance (soon-to-be-wife) is a Labor & Delivery nurse at both Lakeside & ImmanuelHospital. Blake also has an adorable & very sweet 2-year old son who just adores his daddy! The money raised for Blake will be used to help Blake care for his family and pay for insurance premiums, deductibles, medications and all the left-over bills that insurance doesn’t cover. Please consider helping Blake on his journey.
Let’s come together and give Blake hope!
Thank you all so very much!!
#12 Warrior TO BE ANNOUNCED!!! WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR THEM IN REMSEN IOWA ON JUNE 30TH AT THE TA TA’S FUN RIDE. THEY MUST BE A CANCER PATIENT IN REMSEN, IA TO RECEIVE THE FUNDS.
#13 Mindy Wahlquist Nominated by: Jessica LaRock
To follow Mindy’s journey please go to: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/Mindywahlquist