Time for Trenton

For: Trenton Nowak
Organizer: Cheryl and Kory Stribling
of $17,000 goal
88% Complete
Raised by 210 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Meet Trenton

Trenton is a six-year-old boy who loves to hunt, fish, play baseball, and play with his five-year-old brother, Cash. Trenton and Cash are inseparable.

Trenton and Cash live with their grandparents, Ronnie and Jeff Nowak, in Cottage Grove, Oregon (just south of Eugene).  

Tragedy Strikes Twice for the Nowak Family

Sadly, in April of this year, Ronnie and Jeff's son Justin (Trenton's uncle) succumbed to colon cancer at the young age of 33.

Just a few months later, they received the devastating news of Trenton's diagnosis. Still reeling from losing Justin, they are faced with the unimaginable once more.

Difusse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors.  Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year, and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. Treatment options are limited and none offer a cure.

Within a week of Trenton's diagnosis, his vision and motor skills began to deteriote markedly.

The Nowaks travel to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, two hours away, to see Trenton's doctors..

Initially, doctors gave Trenton a prognosis of 12 to 14  months. Since then, due to the rapid progression of his symptoms, they now give him a prognosis of 4 to 6 months to live.

Help Give the Nowak's Time for Trenton

The Nowak family's journey this past year dealing with the terminal illness of first Justin and now Trenton, has taken a tremendous toll on them, both emotionally and financially.

Your selfless donation will help make it possible for Ronnie and Jeff, who both work full-time, to take the time off they need to care for Trenton and treasure every day, every moment with him.

The Nowak's are a loving family of strong faith. They are so appreciative of the support, love and kindness shown to them in the past year during such a difficult times.

Your donations will go directly and instantly to Ronnie and Jeff to help meet family expenses, ensure Trenton's changing needs are met to make him as comfortable and happy as possible, and to provide support for his brother, Cash.

Please donate $5, $20, $100 or any amount you can to allow the Nowak's time for Trenton.

You can donate securely and easily from this site today. If you would prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to Ronnie Nowak or Jeff Nowak and mail to:

Time for Trenton
88886 Oakshire DR
Springfield OR 97478

Thank you for your support!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 20, 2014

Posted on August 20, 2014

Trenton's Memorial Service

We would like to share the details regarding Trenton's memorial service planned for this weekend:

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove Faith Center, 33761 Row River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Anyone wishing to send a card to the Nowak family, may mail it to Ronnie and Jeff's  home at:

21 Sweet Lane
Cottage Grove , OR 97424

KEZI TV aired a really nice segment this week on Trenton's journey over the past few months. If you didn't see it, you can click on the following link to view it:


Posted on August 17, 2014

Posted on August 17, 2014

Sad news to share . . .

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news that Trenton passed away this afternoon at home, surrounded by his family. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with the Nowak family during this difficult time. The Nowaks have been so humbled by the kindness and generosity of the community during Trenton's illness.

Trenton's family  sends "a million thanks to all for your love and support.Love to all."

Information regarding memorial services will be shared once we have the details.   KEZI TV , Eugene (Channel 9, ABC) will be airing a story tonight.

We, too, wish to thank friends, family, and the many others who were touched by Trenton's story and so generously contributed so that the Nowak's would have treasured "Time for Trenton." The tremendous outpourting of support has meant the world to the Nowaks.  

Thank you so very much. God Bless.

Cheryl and Kory Stribling

Posted on July 29, 2014

Posted on July 29, 2014

KEZI TV  in Eugene (ABC) will Air an update onTrenton's Disneyland trip and wish him a happy birthday tonight at 5 and 6 p.m. 

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