Start: Aug 15, 2018 - End: Sep 30, 2018
It’s a PINK OUT! *Orders must be in by August 27th.
Come support the Mustangs and Spartans and WEAR your pink #DigMeeker tee!
For Free shipping and delivery to the respective high schools by Friday, August 31st, please order promptly and use the Promo Code: MVFRIEND at checkout.
Mount Vernon and Solon Volleyball are TEAMS ON A MISSION to GIVE BACK.
When: Tuesday, September 4th
What: Mount Vernon vs. Solon Volleyball game (at MVHS)
Why: Because while we are battling it out on the court, it’s important we remember that there are many others who are battling for their life.
For this fundraiser, 40% of each and every purchase (whether it’s the #DigMeeker tees or any other product on the One Mission website) will be donated to Amanda Meeker.
Here is Amanda’s story, written by her husband, Steve:
Amanda is an alumnus of MVHS (class of 1997) and currently teaches at Lisbon Elementary school. She lives in Marion with her husband, Steve (MVHS class of 1995), and four children Mady (13), Clayten (11), Camryn (8), and Owen (5). Amanda was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in January 2015. The ductile carcinoma had spread to the surrounding skin, lymph nodes and multiple bones. Amanda persevered through 6 rounds (18 weeks) of chemo therapy, six weeks of daily radiation, and a string of surgeries including a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Treatments were incredibly successful. By the summer of 2015, PET scans didn’t detect any tumors in her body! She continued to receive a chemo infusion every 3 weeks to keep the cancer quite in her body. With lots of support, and a wonderful team surrounding her, Amanda strived to enjoy each day. Living with metastatic cancer was the new normal.
Then this past January, Amanda talked with her oncologist about increasing headaches she was having. The doctor sent her for a CT scan and found a tumor bigger than a golf ball in the center of her brain. The preventative chemo was working perfectly, except it didn’t reach the brain. So the entire time we thought things were going so well, the tumor was growing unnoticed in her brain. It was time to dig deep and battle cancer again! Due to the size and location of the tumor, surgery was not an option. Amanda started radiation on her brain the next day. Currently, she is on her 8th round of chemo. The most recent CT scan shows the treatments are working and the tumor is shrinking!! It is still there, but down to the size of a dime. Chemo will continue as long as Amanda’s body is handling the treatments.
This journey has certainly been a bumpy road. But such amazing support from friends, family, and the entire community has uplifted and smoothed rough times. We are so grateful for the continued support.
-Steve, Amanda & Family
Fund Leader: Maggie Willems
Fund Type: Medical Causes