Wonder Woman Tour 2013

$4,965raised of $15,000 goal
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Organizer: Kevin Selner Beneficiary: Joey Outten

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Joey has been a great friend and colleague to many of us.  She is battling her 3rd round with brain cancer.  Joey first became aware of her cancer some 8 years ago at which time she underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  The section removed from her brain was considerable and left her no option for any additional surgeries should a reoccurrence happen.  She enjoyed a few years in remission but her cancer aggressively returned in 2011. 

Joey went through a tough regimen at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD with daily treatments of radiation and chemotherapy for five consecutive weeks.  She has a setback after the 3rd treatment when she suffered multi seizures leaving her speech impaired and limited ability to use her right hand.  Even so, Joey has never lost her smile.

Her dedicated husband, Kevin Selner, and the rest of her Super Friends are throwing a series of fundraising events called the Wonder Woman Tour.

This site was set up to keep friends and family updated on Joey's treatment.  It will also provide an avenue for those who wish to donate, and can not make it to one of the fundraising events, to do so.  All money raised will help them out with medical, travel, and rehabilitation expenses.

Thank you for your continued love and support!
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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
April 4, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

The team of doctors and therapists at the nursing and rehabilitation facility made comments to her immediate family members that Joey is such an inspiration to all of us and continues to work very hard every day.

Joey treatment plan is to work with OT, PT, and ST. She receives a print out each night of her next day treatment plan with each therapist.

Rehabilitation can be a very important part of the treatment plan. The goals of rehabilitation depend on the person's needs and how the tumor has affected daily activities. The health care team makes every effort to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible. Several types of therapists can help and here are some examples of what they focus on:

> Occupational therapists. Occupational therapists help patients learn to manage activities of daily living, such as eating, using the toilet, bathing, and dressing.

> Physical therapists. Brain tumors and their treatment may cause paralysis. They may also cause weakness and problems with balance. Physical therapists help patients regain strength and balance.

> Speech therapists. Speech therapists help patients who have trouble speaking, or expressing thoughts.

In addition, Joey will remain on receiving Lovenox injections twice a day in her stomach and closely monitored for her blood clots.
We need more super prayers for our Wonder Woman Joey and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much.

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
April 1, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Joey has now started back to her therapy sessions each day at the nursing and rehabilitation center today with OT (Occupational Therapy), PT (Physical Therapy), and ST (Speech Therapy).

She will remain on the blood thinner Lovenox injections twice a day in her stomach and closely monitored for her blood clots.

Joey will be having an follow up appointment with the John Hopkins Oncology team in the next few weeks.

We need more super prayers for our Wonder Woman Joey and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much.

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
March 29, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Joey has been discharged from Christiana Care and her medical team from John Hopkins recommended that she move to a nursing and rehabilitation center in order to monitor the blood clots and to focus on her therapy sessions.

We need all of your friends and family to please provide super prayer powers for our WWJ and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
March 28, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

The doctors from John Hopkins and Christiana Care to do one more injection of Lovenox tonight. She will have her blood drawn tomorrow morning and if everything checks out OK she may be released from the hospital tomorrow evening, 3/29.

We need all of your friends and family to please provide super prayer powers for our WWJ and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
March 27, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Great News!!! The CAT scan showed no bleeding on the brain from the Heparin blood thinner for the past 24 hours. The next steps on the road to recovery for our WWJ are to now put Joey on a blood thinner injection called Lovenox. She will be receiving Lovenox injections every 12 hours starting at 8pm this evening, and next injection at 8am tomorrow, 3/28/13. The doctors have ordered another CAT scan for around mid day to see how she handles this blood thinner. If all goes well with this new blood thinner she will be released sometime tomorrow evening.

We need all of your friends and family to please provide super prayer powers for our WWJ and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
March 26, 2012 - Wonder Woman Update

Joey’s team of doctors from John Hopkins and Christiana Care have agreed that the Heparin blood thinner would be the best option with a repeat CAT scan in 24 hrs to determine next steps.

We need more super prayers for our Wonder Woman Joey and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much

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04/06/2013
by Kevin Selner
March 25, 2012 - Wonder Woman Update

***9PM UPDATE***

Joey has been admitted to Christiana Hospital. Her super husband is right by her side and wanted to let all our super friends know that they greatly appreciate all of your warm thoughts and prayers!

Joeys EKG came back normal for heart and X- Ray looks good with no fluids on the chest. The CAT scan shows no current bleeding and both the Oncology teams from John Hopkins and Christiana Care will be re-eval the pros / cons for adding a possible low dose of blood thinner since two new segmental blood clots
were found on her left lung - one upper and one lower branch both are not on a main artery. The blood clot on her right lung is still present but showing improvement from the scan.

IF the plan is to go with Heparin blood thinner then a repeat CAT scan will be performed in 24 hrs to determine next steps.

We need more super prayers for our Wonder Woman Joey and her entire family!!!

Joey and Kevin love you all very much

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03/24/2013
by Kevin Selner

March 23, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family

Joey is now having in-home therapy Monday-Friday and every day she is working very hard on her PT, OT, ST exercises.

On Monday, 3/24, our WWJ and her super husband have an appointment with Lawall Prosthetics & Orthotics for her fitting of an AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) for her right foot in order to treat foot drop.

Can you please share our WWT 2013 page with all of your friends, family, and business colleagues and please ask them to join our 'alliance' in order to bring them more super positive prayers powers?!?!?!?!

Joey and Kevin are amazing people and they both continue to get stronger everyday and its because of all of your warm thoughts and prayers.

https://www.facebook.com/WonderWomanTour2013Committee

On behalf of Joey and Kevin they love you all very much!


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03/24/2013
by Kevin Selner

March 17, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family

Joey was able to get out of the house yesterday for a little bit and have a beautiful luncheon over her mama's new home with her super husband. She is resting and doing some light PT exercises to keep her muscles moving.

She has her in-home therapy sessions scheduled out for next few weeks with PT (Physical Therapy), OT (Occupational Therapy), and ST (Speech Therapy).

Joey's PT is helping them setup appointment for her fitting of an AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) for her right foot in order to treat foot drop and hoping to have this setup by the end of next week or following at the latest. In addition, she is wearing a sling and find it very useful, especially since the immobilization of her right hand and arm helps reduce the amount of pain. There hopes are that with the OT therapy sessions she will gradually regain the ability to use her right hand and arm again.

Our WWJ is a fighter and with ALL of your daily prayers and warm thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Can you please continue to HELP spread the word and please copy and paste the below link to your main facebook page and ask your friends, family, and business colleagues to please LIKE our WWT 2013 page. They are only "1" click away from being connected to us. Let's make it easy for our new friends :)

Note: In addition, anyone who you come into contact with please ask them to join our 'alliance' and bring us more super positive prayer powers. All they would need to do is type in the word Wonder Woman Tour 2013 and click LIKE if they would like to follow our progress.

https://www.facebook.com/WonderWomanTour2013Committee

On behalf of Joey and Kevin they love you all very much!


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03/09/2013
by Kevin Selner

March 9, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family

Our Wonder Woman Joey is battling her 3rd fight with brain cancer and this past week she and her husband spent at the Christiana Hospital due to her developing blood clots in her leg and lung. She then had to go on blood thinners and began to bleed in her brain but the doctors were able to stop it in time. Next, she needed to still capture the blood clots so an IVC Filter device procedure was done with success. WWJ and her super husband are both home and she is resting.

Can you please help us and share our Wonder Woman Tour 2013 page with all your friends, family, and business colleagues? We would love to have more people join our 'alliance' in order to continue to bring us more super positive prayer powers.

Note: Please copy and paste the below link so when you email your friends, family, and business colleagues they are only "1" click away from being connected to us. Let's make it easy for our new friends :)

https://www.facebook.com/WonderWomanTour2013Committee

In addition, our WWT 2013 on-line fundraiser is at 26% to goal with only 83 days left...........

Can you help? Remember any financial donations towards the on-line will help them in this time of need.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Wonder-Woman-Tour-2013/39159


WONDER WOMAN WORLD TOUR PHOTO ALBUM
Once you LIKE your friends photo with our WWJ we would love for you to please join Team Joey and follow us.

Click on the below link and see all of the great pictures!!!
https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.208246585985785.63603.192394060904371&type=1

On behalf of Joey and Kevin we thank you for your generosity and they love you all very much!


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02/11/2013
by Kevin Selner

Friends and Family

For Joey, ringing the bell signals the end of 5 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatments while initiating the next chapter in her fight against brain cancer.  She will still receive care from her treatment team at John Hopkins in The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In the weeks to come, Joey will rest, continue medications, and have a follow up MRI.

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!


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02/11/2013
by Kevin Selner
We would LOVE for you to please join us for our next adventure!

Are you ready to have some FUN?!?!?!

Joey wants to travel the WORLD so please print a picture below picture of Joey and take it with you wherever you go - work, school, happy hour, vacation, church, and snap a picture with her and send to her husband kevinselner@gmail.com so he can upload to our WONDER WOMAN ON WORLD TOUR album. (i.e.; At Flyers game in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center with Joey and having a few cold ones, etc.).

Note: If you would rather have a picture sent to you attached to an emailin a form of an email contact him at kevinselner@gmail.com

Remember the idea is to make this fun and be as creative as you like. 

Thank you again so much for joining Team Joey the fight against brain cancer! 

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!

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02/04/2013
by Kevin Selner

February 1, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family

Joey is doing well and now completed 22 out of 25 radiation treatments. She continues to have a strong immune system and they like to contribute this success to your daily prayers and to making sure that they wear masks to every doctor visit at John Hopkins daily. 

Joey is resting a lot more these days so that she remains strong for her upcoming treatment plans which will be discussed next week once she continues to fight through this battle.

Joey would like to see some more pictures from past and present from friends and family members with her.  So, please this weekend if you don't mind scan them into your computer and please upload to our WWT 2013 site and please tag the picture!  This would be such a nice treat for her to see the next time her husband logs-on.

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!


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02/04/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 29, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family

Joey has now completed 19 out of 25 Radiation treatments along with taking Chemo every day.  She is extremely tired and her doctors want her to hold off on all therapy sessions at this point and just rest.  Once Joey gets through her radiation and chemotherapy we will sit down and discuss next steps in her treatment with her oncology and radiation team of doctors.

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!


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02/04/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 24, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Joey is doing well and we are now 60% through her radiation treatment. We were pleased to hear today that her lab work looks good and her immune system is strong. To play it safe, we are both still wearing face masks when we are in the hospital to avoid catching colds or more serious infections.

Joey is continuing to work with speech therapy. We have decided to hold off on additional physical therapy and occupational therapy until after her radiation has been completed. Joey's treatment days are long and tiring. Her treatment team agrees that her therapy sessions will likely be more effective when she can focus on them without the exhaustion from radiation.

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!


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01/20/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 20, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update

Friends and Family 

Joey has now completed 14 out of 25 Radiation treatments- she is more than half-way through! Her daily routine still involves long trips to Johns Hopkins and chemotherapy everyday. She is very, very tired but wants to say “Thank You” for all the cards and well wishes. She also really enjoys the pictures that have been posted on the Wonder Woman Tour 2013 facebook page… keep them coming!

Joey’s visiting nurse and therapy appointments are everyday starting around 8-9am. Soon after these appointments (11am), Kev and Joey hit the road for Johns Hopkins. Radiation treatments and other appointments with the oncology team keep her in Baltimore for a good part of the day. Including travel a typical day is about 10hrs long. Needless to say, very tiring.

On Friday (1/18) we finally met Susan, her speech therapist. Susan did a baseline assessment. Joey did pretty well and was extremely tired after the session. Kevin had developed a communication board to help Joey express her thoughts. The speech therapist was so impressed with Kev’s creativity that she asked if he would share parts of it. Of course, Kev agreed and Joey laughed

Beth, the occupational therapist, will start her first treatment with Joey on Monday.

Nirvani, Joey’s physical therapist, is simply wonderful to work with.

We are very pleased with the professionalism and compassion that we have received at every appointment.

Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.

Joey and Kevin love you all very much!


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01/18/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 18, 2013 Update 

The Kick-off event at Film Brothers Studio is almost sold out.  Tickets will NOT be available at the door.  If you plan to attend, please contact Gordon DelGiorno at Gordon@Filmbrothers.com ASAP and let him know how many tickets you will need.

Response to the Kick-off Event, Facebook Page, and website have been humbling!  Thank you all so much.  Please check back for more updates on Joey and other upcoming Wonder Woman Tour Events!


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01/16/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 16, 2013

Friends and Family

Joey has now completed 12 out of 25 Radiation treatments.  She is at the half way mark and doing well. 

 

What is a typical day for Joey?  She wakes up around 730am each day and begins her pill schedule does not end until 5pm each day.  Depending on the day of the week she may have physical, occupational, and (starting soon) speech therapy.  This is on top of the nurse visits, and daily radiation treatments.  In addition, she is taking Chemo everyday.  This is very hard on ones body to say the least.  If you have taken this before you would know and understand the side effects for sure.  Needless to say her fight has become her full-time job.  She’s tired but staying strong and doing well.

 

Joey would love for you to send us your favorite picture with Joey so we can upload them to the Wonder Woman Tour 2013 website and facebook page.  If you have a photo to share, email it to: Klsommers@yahoo.com.

 

We are hoping you will join us for the official kick-off of the Wonder Woman Tour 2013  on Friday, 1/25/2013, 6-9pm @ Film Brothers Studio (205 N. Market St., Wilmington).  Tickets are $20.  If you are interested in attending the kickoff, please email Gordon DelGiorno: Gordon@filmbrothers.com to let him know how many tickets are needed.

If you can’t make the Happy Hour Kick-Off, other events will be announced soon.   

 

Again, thank you for your love and prayers!


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01/13/2013
by Kevin Selner

 

January 13, 2013-

Friends and Family,
We have received several emails about contributions and want to first off say, THANK YOU so much for your kindness.

This website has been set up to keep folks updated on Joey's treatment.  It will also allow online donations for those who cannot attend one of the fundraising events.  We will continue to update the site, so check back frequently.  Please feel free to leave a message for Joey and Kevin under the 'comments' tab.

Joey & Kev express their sincere appreciation for your outpouring of love and support.  Words cannot express how much it is appreciated.  Please stay tuned for more about the upcoming Wonder Woman Tour 2013!


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 10, 2013

 

Friends and Family

KICK-OFF to WONDER WOMAN (Joey Outten) TOUR 2013!

Every one has received an official invitation from me and would ask that you please let us know if you can make it. Would love to see so many friends, family, and new faces come out to help us kick-off this tour. We also would encourage you to 'Invite Friends' from the EVENT page that my dear friend Gordon DelGiorno did for this kick-off. As my beautiful wife always says, "the more, the merrier".

Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Film Brothers
205 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Joey has been a great friend and colleague to many of us. She is battling her 3rd round with brain cancer. Her dedicated husband Kevin Selner and the rest of the SuperFriends are throwing a series of fundraising events called the Wonder Woman Tour. The happy hour kick-off party will start at Film Brothers. Come out to help and celebrate life while helping out Joey and Kevin.

Both are out of work, trying to survive each day. They are proud and struggle with accepting this kind of help, but it's time for friends, family and strangers to step up. Just $20 gets beer/wine and hors d'oeuvres. Will you stop by?

Money raised will help them with round trips to John Hopkin's (120 Miles) per day (Mon-Fri) and (Sun-Sat) Chemo everyday plus she is on numerous medications.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 8, 2013

 

 

Friends and Family

I wanted to provide you an update Wonder Woman - AKA Joey Outten. My goal is to continue to give 100%+ of my energy to my beautiful wife everyday and help beat brain cancer once and for all!!!

The plan is to have a total of 25 radiation treatments (5 weeks @ 5 days per week) with Chemo being taken EVERYDAY. We have just finished up her seventh RADIATION today. She is very, very tired and Joey wanted me to thank everyone for all their kinds words and thoughts.

Please be on the lookout for the upcoming "Wonder Woman Tour 2013". There are a lot of dedicated friends and family members who are putting in a lot of time and effort to setting up several events on this tour. Plus, we are putting together a website for updates. I would ask that you please come out to an event and/or donate to the cause since this will be going towards our medical bills, Joey’s treatments, visiting nurses/therapists and the associated costs we need to travel back in forth to Baltimore everyday is expensive and taxing. This has created some undue hardship not only mentally, physical, and emotional, but financially we are seeing an increase of bills coming into our home. The last thing we need is added stress about finances and our focus needs to be on getting her better. We are both very proud people and whatever contributions you would be able to provide would be greatly appreciate. More information will be coming out shortly on the ways you can assist.

I am very excited for this tour to begin - Thank you in advance for your help, support, and daily prayers.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 5, 2013

Friends and Family

I wanted to provide you an update Wonder Woman - AKA Joey Outten.

We are back to the round trips to JH's (120 Miles) per day (Mon-Fri) and (Sun-Sat) Chemo everyday plus she is on numerous medications. Now we have visits a few days a week to our home from nurses, occupational, physical, and speech therapists which has now kept us from staying down in Baltimore for her treatments which was our original plan but the seizures caused us to go to plan b. Whatever my wife needs I am 100%+ committed to do whatever it takes to beat this once and for all!!! Yes, these are very long days mentally, physically and financially for us both but the daily prayers are so much appreciated.

I will continue to post updates and please continue your comments since I read them to Joey every day.

We love you ALL very much.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman

 


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

January 3, 2013

Friends and Family

I wanted to provide you an update on Joey - AKA Wonder Woman. The doctors have prescribed a medicine to help treat and prevent seizures. Joey is ready to beat this once and for all!!! We are back to her daily routines for radiation and chemo at JH's per her doctor requests.

The daily prayers are so much appreciated. We read every comment which continues to give us strength knowing we have so many people sharing your love and support for us.

We love you ALL very much.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman 
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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

December 31, 2012

Friends and Family

I wanted to provide you an update on Joey.

We are now back home and wanted to say THANK YOU so much from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love and support. This is going to be a very tough battle and WE are going to beat it with ALL of your daily prayers for us!!!!

We love you ALL very much.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman 


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

December 30, 2012

Friends and Family,

I wanted to provide you an update on Joey.

She had several seizures today and was admitted to Christiana Hospital. They are running a series of tests and ask that you please add her to your daily prayers.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman 


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01/12/2013
by Kevin Selner

December 21, 2012

Friends and Family,

I wanted to provide you an update on Joey. We have decided to go with the treatment of radiation and chemo at John Hopkins. Over the next 6 weeks Mon-Fri she will be receiving radiation and taking chemo 7 days a week. This will be a very tough battle but as you know WE are ready to fight and beat this once and for all. Please know we sincerely appreciate all your daily prayers and support.

XO, Kev and Wonder Woman – AKA Joey Outten


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