CHRISTINE BECK, CORAL SPRINGS, FL

HUSBAND, SON (10); GOING TO THE great smoky mountains in Tennessee, september 11 - 17, 2016; vacationing at catch & release, a vacation home over a creek with a fishing pond in the front yard. METASTASIZED BREAST CANCER TO spine, BONES, hip, ribs & pelvis. ONGOING CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT, RADIATION AND CLINICAL TRIAL DRUGS. NOMINATED BY sheree schulson, broward schools.

 


NICOLETTE RICCI, PUTNAM, CT; September 19, 1979 - December 29, 2016

HUSBAND AND SON (8);  GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS in TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; Vacationing at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 triple negative BREAST CANCER IN 2014 with brca1 deleterious mutation & brca2 polymorphism, bilateral mastectomy & hysterectomy in may of 2015,  METASTASIZED TO brain, cyberknife treatment. she is now preparing for her end-of-life care. NOMINATED BY rose bove, larose cancer center, day kimball hospital.

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JENNIFER PACE, TAMPA, FL

fiance, 2 daughters (12 and 14); GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF TENNESSEE, AUGUST 1 - 6, 2016. vacationing at catch & release, a five star cabin with a fishing pond in the front yard and a creek in the backyard. DIAGNOSED WITH ADVANCED STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER IN 2012, METASTASIZED TO lungs; rigorous chemotherapy schedule. NOMINATED BY vicki petersen, moffitt cancer center and research institute.

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PATRICIA JOSS, BUDD LAKE, NJ

 

three SONs (18, 22, & 24); GOING TO an ocean front condo in ocean city, Maryland, June 26 - July 2, 2015. DIAGNOSED WITH her2 BREAST CANCER IN 2012, double mastectomy with chemotherapy and radiation; Stage 4 in 2014 METASTASIZED TO BRAIN IN 2015. ONGOING Chemotherapy AND RADIATION TREATMENTs. NOMINATED BY her sister, sue Ann petrie.

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KIMBERLY HUISH, ORINDA, CA

husband, one daughter (15), mother, COUSIN WITH stage 4 melanoma, her husband, daughter (14), son (11); all going to tuscan castle luxury vacation home, napa valley, ca, july 25 to july 31. diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 2013, METASTASIZED to brain, cervical vertebrae in HER spine fractured in 3 places, required fusion surgery & steel plates in UPPER spine connected to her skull and shoulders to keep spine from collapsing into certain death. preparing for end-of-life care, self nominated.

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DYANNE BARNES, BEL AIR, MD;  January 3, 1968 - August 4, 2016

Husband, 3 daughters (18, 14, & 12); going to ocean front condo in ocean city, Maryland, July 16 - July 23. diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, 2 different types of chemotherapy with significant side effects, can no longer work, suffers from significant shortness of breath with possible need for oxygen which sometimes requires a wheelchair after walking. nominated by Jamie Costello, abc tv news Baltimore.

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COURTNEY LASATER, AUSTIN, TX - COURTNEY WAS UNABLE TO TAKE HER VACATION DUE TO SERIOUS HEART SIDE EFFECTS FROM CHEMOTHERAPHY - WE MISSED YOU COURTNEY! JUNE 17, 1980 - OCTOBER 19, 2016

HUSBAND, SON (2), GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER METASTASIZED TO LIVER. COURTNEY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER 6 MONTHS AFTER HER WEDDING AND RE-DIAGNOSED 6 MONTHS LATER TO STAGE 4. NOMINATED BY KRISTIE MCFARLING,  THE LEADER OF AN AUSTIN, TX STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN HONOR OF HOLLY KITCHEN OF FACEBOOK FAME. HOLLY RECENTLY SUCCUMBED TO HER STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER. 


RAEMEKA MAYO, SPRINGDALE, MD

SINGLE MOM, TWIN GIRLS (9), SON (10), GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER, BILATERAL MASTECTOMY, CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIATION, METASTASIZED TO CONTRALATERAL AXILLARY NODES AND BONES. SHE MUST WORK TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY AND VOWS TO FIGHT HARD FOR HER LOVED ONES. NOMINATED BY DECESARIS CANCER INSTITUTE.

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JOANNE MANSFIELD, PHILADELPHIA, PA

HUSBAND, SON, DAUGHTER, SON-IN-LAW, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, 3 GRAND CHILDREN GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 6 - 13, 2016, VACATIONING AT "BEAR-ITS TREE HOUSE" CABIN. DIAGNOSED WITH RIGHT BREAST CANCER IN 2000, RIGHT BREAST MASTECTOMY 2008, METASTASIZED TO CHEST WALL 2009, LEFT BREAST TUMOR STAGE 4 UNABLE TO REMOVE 2009, METASTASIZED TO SKIN. JOANNE SAID, "LIVING WITH CANCER IS A TOUGH LIFE. I'VE BEEN BALD TWICE AND THE CHEMO TAKES ITS TOLL. I HAVE LOST GOOD FRIENDS I MET AT FOX CHASE." SELF NOMINATED.

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MARANDA BROWNLEE, CASTLEBERRY, AL

MOTHER, FATHER, 4 DAUGHTERS (10 MONTHS OLD, 13, 14, 18), GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 6 - 13, 2016, VACATIONING AT "MY RUNAWAY WAGON RETREAT". DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER HER2, 16 ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIATION, SURGERY LUMPECTOMY, METASTASIZED TO NECK, LYMPH NODES, STOMACH, NEAR AORTA. NOMINATED BY 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO SAID, "SHE'S BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH AND STILL TAKEN CARE OF ME AND MY 3 SISTERS. SHE NEEDS TO GET AWAY AND RELAX. SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS.

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Susan Eng, Annapolis, MD

TWO SONS, BRYANT 25 AND CHRISTIAN 24, GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. DIAGNOSED WITH LOBULAR BREAST CANCER METASTASIZED TO ENDOMETRIUM AND  UTERUS. RECENT SURGERY TO REMOVE MORE CANCER. SHE IS A SINGLE MOM AND SELF SUPPORTIVE. NOMINATED BY THE DECESARIS CANCER INSTITUTE AND THE REBECCA FORTNEY BREAST CENTER. SHE IS A FIGHTER AND REFUSES TO GIVE UP! 

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Karen Byrne, Scotland, MD

HUSBAND DOUG, TWO DAUGHTERS 16 AND 12, SON 5, GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER METASTASIZED TO THE BONES. SHE IS MAIN SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND THE FINANCIAL TOLL IS A HARDSHIP. NOMINATED BY THE DECESARIS CANCER INSTITUTE AND THE REBECCA FORTNEY BREAST CENTER. SHE WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN TO THIS DREADED DISEASE. A WOMAN OF COURAGE AND SELF DETERMINATION.

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Bernadette Giwerowski, Ephrata, PA

ONE SON 18, DAUGHTER 20, HUSBAND, AND MOTHER GOING TO THE GATEWAY GRAND OCEAN FRONT CONDO IN OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 19. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 3 INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER IN 2012, IN 2014 DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER, METASTASIZED TO HER BRAIN. SELF-NOMINATED. "I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BREAK FROM BREAST CANCER NOT FOR JUST MYSELF BUT FOR MY FAMILY. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH." SHE IS A FIGHTER AND REFUSES TO GIVE UP!

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Gina Adlien-Mahabir, Lynn, MA

HUSBAND, SON 17, DAUGHTER 6, GOING TO FT. LAUDERDALE TO VACATION AT THE B OCEAN HOTEL RESORT, AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 12. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER, METASTASIZED TO BONES, SPINE AND BRAIN, TREATED WITH INFUSIONS EVERY THREE WEEKS. NOMINATED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BREAST CANCER CENTER.

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