Friday, March 21, 2008

For my sister: Teri Pittman Benefit

Sigh. I guess I have to tell you sometime. It's difficult. I've been putting it off, until I can talk about it, and until we know more, and's just time to tell it:

After finishing up her chemotherapy, my sister's CAT scan revealed several new tumors. They have declared them "inoperable" and given her the choice to continue with chemotherapy, if she wishes. She will see the specialist in St. Louis next week, in hopes that they have a miracle, or at least, a better solution, up their sleeves. She IS, by the way, opting to continue with chemotherapy.

In the meantime, her illness has been financially devastating. One expense alone, a wound pump she had to wear after her surgery, cost her $784 every 2 weeks, after insurance. She wore it for 3 months.

So, close friends are throwing a benefit, to raise a few bucks for Teri and her family, to ease the financial load, and help them get back on their feet.

It will be at Radmakers, in Tolono, IL on April 20; there will be food, music, an auction, a 50/50, and more.

There's a website: The Teri Pittman Benefit, with buttons to allow you to leave her a message, or donate a buck to the cause, or an item for the auction. As of this writing, it was still in the works, but should be running fully, in another day or two.

Please, help spread the word, and c'mon out on the 2oth to support the family.

If you can't make it, prayers are good too. I'll keep you posted!

Thank you.


  1. I'm so very sorry to hear about this turn of events! My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope they have some ideas at the St. Louis clinic . . .

  2. Oh, Lori! I'm so sorry hon.
    I linked to the post and implored my friends to help out as well.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. I'm sorry Lori. I will keep your sister in my thoughts...and spread word of the benefit.

  4. I am so sorry. I've seen lots of miracles when it comes to cancer. Good luck and God bless all of you.

  5. I will spread the word. I will be praying for your sister.

  6. Teri's fought hard and bravely, and she'll continue to do so. You'll be right there with her, and so will we, touched as we are by your life and hers. Prayers and good karma...

  7. We're thinking of you and your sister here in Oz, Lori.

  8. I hate cancer.

    I'm so sorry.

    I will be thinking of both ofyou

  9. You know you and yours are in my heart and my prayers. xo

  10. Lori,

    I'm behind on my reading and have just read this post. We are so very sorry to read this update. We'll keep all of you in our thoughts.



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