Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Ed & Dave Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2012, 08:25 AM  
IA_Chiefs_fan IA_Chiefs_fan is offline
Starter
 
IA_Chiefs_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Casino cash: $5025
Family In Need - Please Read

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I haven't had a lot of sleep so I apologize in advance if I leave anything out or fail to make sense! I'm happy to answer any questions I can.

I have a good friend with a 16 year old daughter, Bethany, in my son's class. Our other two daughters are also best friends. They have four children in all. For quite some time Bethany hadn't been feeling well. She had been diagnosed with Mono. Last Monday they couldn't wake her up so they rushed her to the ER. She was then life-flighted to Mercy hospital in Des Moines, IA and had emergency brain surgery that evening. She has a large tumor they couldn't remove. They simply removed pressure.

Her tumor is inoperable and is a very aggressive brain cancer called "Stage IV Glioblastoma". So in less than a week they've gone from a normal family with a sick daughter, to having told all four of their children that Bethany's days on this planet are numbered. I can't imagine the pain they're going through.

My wife and I went to the hospital to visit the family yesterday. Bethany is having issues with one side of her body and face but is still so sweet and positive. She knows what's going on but is spending her time enjoying everyone's company. She even named her tumor, LOL. Soon, she expects to go back to school for a little each day to be around her friends. My son and his class mates are taking care of her class ring for her.

Guys, there are good people and there are great people. This family is full of great people, even though they are damn Cowboys fans Mike follows the Chiefs though and has been to Arrowhead with me on more than one occasion.

If you're the praying type, please send them to a wonderful family in rural Iowa. The family does have health insurance but what's ahead is likely to break them financially. You can donate in two ways. American State Bank (641-784-3120) in Lamoni, IA is accepting donations. You can also send any donations to my personal PayPal email address which is christytad
@gmail.com
If you send as Personal no fees will be deducted on my end but that is completely up to you. I'd appreciate if you would include your forum name so I can eventually compile a list of all those who helped. Some of you can't help financially but can help with positive karma and prayers. That is appreciated as well!

The family are the Gruich's of Lamoni, IA. My friend, the dad, is Mike. The sick daughter is Bethany.

It has been a long week so if I left out important details, or my post was confusing in any way, please let me know ASAP.

Also, here is a CaringBridge link her Dad setup. Keep in mind that if you donate on the CaringBridge link you're not actually donating to the family, but rather to the website, which is also a worthy cause.

Thank you so very much,
Tad


This is Bethany after surgery

Last edited by IA_Chiefs_fan; 11-06-2012 at 08:27 AM.. Reason: Updates
Posts: 790
IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
Buehler445 Buehler445 is online now
Supporter
 
Buehler445's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scott City KS
Casino cash: $5500
**** Cancer. Prayers sent.

All the best to you and yours.
Posts: 21,394
Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buehler445 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
Scorp Scorp is offline
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot OVER!
 
Scorp's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hell
Casino cash: $5125
Yeah...... this is terrible. Sorry, that's all I got.
__________________
Posts: 3,988
Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Scorp Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
IA_Chiefs_fan IA_Chiefs_fan is offline
Starter
 
IA_Chiefs_fan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Casino cash: $5025
Thank you guys.
__________________
Chiefs All The Way!!!
Posts: 790
IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
KC Tattoo KC Tattoo is offline
SPOT THE PSYCHO
 
KC Tattoo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ks
Casino cash: $5365
Prayers and best wishes. This story breaks my heart as a dad of a 16yo daughter, but also I pray for hope for the family & rid the C from her have healing all the way around.
Posts: 20,937
KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.KC Tattoo is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
Bacon Cheeseburger Bacon Cheeseburger is offline
I will kill you
 
Bacon Cheeseburger's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Casino cash: $16227
Damnit. Shit just isn't fair.
Posts: 52,365
Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Bacon Cheeseburger 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #7
3rd&48ers 3rd&48ers is offline
Molôn Labé
 
3rd&48ers's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North Carolina
Casino cash: $5397
This is a very sad story, I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that he wraps his loving arms around this little girl & family.
Posts: 18,927
3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
Nzoner Nzoner is offline
a haw haw haw
 
Nzoner's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: shack outside LaGrange
Casino cash: $5040
It's crap like this that puts the game of football,politics etc. in perspective,said goodbye to an Uncle last week because of cancer.Thoughts and prayers to her and the family.
__________________
"Nothing matters but the weekend...from a Tuesday point of view."
Posts: 22,666
Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Nzoner 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #9
Easy 6 Easy 6 is offline
ask for it by name
 
Easy 6's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: the goldilocks zone
Casino cash: $6182
This is one that can leave a person speachless.

I'll see what i can do, God bless her.
Posts: 27,406
Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
Lzen Lzen is offline
MVP
 
Lzen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Earth
Casino cash: $5270
Quote:
Originally Posted by R8ers View Post
This is a very sad story, I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that he wraps his loving arms around this little girl & family.
Sry, this may sound lame but this. I couldn't have said it any better.
__________________
I haven't seen a beatin' like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose.
Posts: 30,262
Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.Lzen is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #11
Pawnmower Pawnmower is offline
MVP
 
Pawnmower's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern California
Casino cash: $6646
Very touching story. I looked through the pictures and couldn't finish without crying.

I probably would've had the same reaction before (maybe?) but now being a father makes me definitely want to send a little prayer and a little something their way.

I ended up using the caring bridge link in the OP (it also takes pay pal, FYI)

Big hugs go out to the family.
__________________
-------------------
(Your company name here)
Posts: 13,890
Pawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #12
IA_Chiefs_fan IA_Chiefs_fan is offline
Starter
 
IA_Chiefs_fan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Casino cash: $5025
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pawnmower View Post
Very touching story. I looked through the pictures and couldn't finish without crying.

I probably would've had the same reaction before (maybe?) but now being a father makes me definitely want to send a little prayer and a little something their way.

I ended up using the caring bridge link in the OP (it also takes pay pal, FYI)

Big hugs go out to the family.
Thank you! Question though, does the donation through CaringBridge go to the family, or to CaringBridge? Either is good, I'd say.
__________________
Chiefs All The Way!!!
Posts: 790
IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.IA_Chiefs_fan is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #13
DenverDanChiefsFan DenverDanChiefsFan is offline
coo coo ca choo
 
DenverDanChiefsFan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Donkey Central
Casino cash: $5000
Best wishes sent that way.

Cancer sucks.
Posts: 2,477
DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.DenverDanChiefsFan would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #14
3rd&48ers 3rd&48ers is offline
Molôn Labé
 
3rd&48ers's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North Carolina
Casino cash: $5397
I sent a small one to your paypal about 2 hours ago IA

God Bless them
Posts: 18,927
3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
Pawnmower Pawnmower is offline
MVP
 
Pawnmower's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern California
Casino cash: $6646
Quote:
Originally Posted by IA_Chiefs_fan View Post
Thank you! Question though, does the donation through CaringBridge go to the family, or to CaringBridge? Either is good, I'd say.
I dunno actually....I just assumed since the family set it up, and it has a donate link, that it went to them...

But maybe that's a bad assumption?

Heartbreaking story man....tears are still in my eyes
__________________
-------------------
(Your company name here)
Posts: 13,890
Pawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < CasselPawnmower < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.