Amy fought a courageous 8 month battle against NETs. She planned as much as she could but in her own words, "bad luck," rather than ill preparation left her without life insurance. Her one wish was that her kids would be able to " enjoy all the blessings and opportunities that my own parents provided as I grew up."
Amy's symptoms began in July 2013 which included extreme back pain and nausea. After 3 trips to GSH and Stanford's ER, being misdiagnosed and treated for shingles, as well as being falsely reassured that cancer could absolutely not be a cause, she finally had a CT and was told she had a stomach tumor. This tumor was later found to be Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Gastric Carcinoma. Needless to say, our family and the medical team were in shock. Amy was young, ran daily, ate healthy, and all her blood work was consistently normal- not the picture of cancer that anyone anticipated.
Amy was the breadwinner for her family, she provided the only income. Her loss leaves the Touchet family in financial and emotional distress. Her husband Paul and two young kids (Noah 4 years old, Ashlyn 2 years old) are just taking it one day at a time.
Our motto throughout her journey was RU AMY STRONG. Amy wore #8 in college, which turned sideways is an infinity sign- hence our additional motto of Infinite Strength, Infinite Love.
In order to help the Touchet family PayPal account has been set up for donations. Funds will be used for bills, medical insurance & 529 college savings accounts for the kids.
See Amy's journal entries for more info at www.caringbridge.org/visit/AmyTouchet
We are also on Facebook: Teamamystrong
* Please email TeamAmyStrong@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, or simply to express your support for her family.
Thank you for your support!
To infinity and beyond! TeamAmyStrong.
Sarah Nash & Erin Nash Fairfax (mom & big sis)