The Hornbuckle Warriors

For: Clint Hornbuckle
Taylorville, IL
Organizer: Ernest Marten
The Hornbuckle Warriors (Clint Hornbuckle)
of $25,000 goal
52% Complete
Raised by 123 donors

The Story

Where do I even begin? I'll just begin with an update from Day One at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes in St. Louis. Our oldest son, Clint was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and will be in for the fight of a lifetime. He has complications before he even starts the treatment but we're Hornbuckle Warriors and we're ready for battle. Our family is amazing.    

If you feel it in your heart to make a donation to help with medical expenses , travel expenses, or for his amazing children please feel free to make a donation! All proceeds go directly to Clint and family!

Love you all!!!💙💚💜

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 7, 2017


Posted on November 7, 2017

Early Sunday morning, November 5th, 2017

I really intended to update everyone last night of my life on my Warrior Roller Coaster but I was so tired... a good tired but still sleep seemed to win.  The Taylorville Tornadoes🏈 football game in Hersher did not turn out the way I had envisioned it, but what a season these guys had! And everyone...cheer, dance, band, moms & dads, relatives and friends all have been a part of this journey...this bond these kids have will last a lifetime. Life will get in the way and many will go other directions but this experience will always be with them. I'm just glad I was a part of it. Uncle Clint was so proud of Kyle and I just wished he was there to share all this emotion...even Lucas was excited to be a part of all this... 💜

ColeWoods? Not so excited. He got to the football game not feeling very well and by the time we got home he had a fever, chills and body aches...our poor sweet boy.🤢 But he's got to get better fast for 🏀basketball!🏀

A week ago today we were thinking of how we were going to survive the day... the visitation, where hundreds of people came and said their kind words, shed tears and shared stories of our sweet son.

I'd love to say that we've all just bounced right back, but it would be a total lie.😢Everything I do or think, has me saying, 'I wonder what Clint....' I know...time will help heal, but sometimes the minutes are like days...I go through periods of time when the tears stay at bay, only to have them come crashing in at the unexpected times. 

One of my biggest emotional supporter, question asker, T-shirt sales guru and Super-Mum found out some devasting news that I please ask you to redirect all those wonder vibes and prayers towards our little friend, Landyn. That sweet little 5 year old child told his Mum to tell Clint, "I know he can do it, just like me!" Talk about a warrior...this little one is the epitome of the word.💓And speaking of T-shirts, Clint's came in the mail yesterday- those tears did not surprise me at all. We will wear this shirt proudly in his honor. I just wished he'd gotten the chance to see it.

We are trying to recover a bit in the financial aspect- yes, I'm bringing this subject up to thank the many people and businesses that have been a part of this education fund for Clint's children and that have contributed to the Hornbuckle Warriors. We're helping Kate the best we can but after the funeral++ expenses, etc, we'll always be worried. Raising a newborn without a dad just breaks my heart. Please don't take this the wrong way, we're not begging for money - ever... we're just trying to convey the challenges we will face in this tiny baby's future. But we'll always be warriors...epic warriors. Count on that! 

Our family is strong but it's hard to keep having to prove Clint would say, "Oceans of love to all"

Posted on October 26, 2017

Posted on October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Another emotional day...the pinning ceremony was so amazing. Thank you Carol Chandler for this experience.  I'm was just sorry that Clint was not able to participate more. I really don't have the words tonight. We're scared tonight...

Love, Patty and my dear sweet family


Posted on October 26, 2017

Posted on October 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 

I'm sorry that I don't have a lot to say today...he's been so very quiet and sleeping 99% of the day.  We had a great couple minutes this morning with Kate & Lucas, it made our day.  

We don't know what we would do without family and friends and those special people know who they care.  The offers of help and food are amazing and we thank you. And our hospice experience has been truly heartfelt. 

Our emotions are so raw, that it truly feels like our hearts are breaking apart. I'm so worried about my whole family that it takes my breath away. But here they are saying they're worried about me. We're trying to still be Warriors but it's hard. 

We are having a great experience tomorrow here at the house. A veteran's group will be doing a pinning ceremony for Clint's service in the Marine's. I'm emotional just thinking about it. He's not responsive but hopefully he'll be a little more alert with this amazing group coming in. 

Until tomorrow my warrior friends...Patty 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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