Support Emily Meyers & Children

For: Martin and Emily Meyers
Organizer: Shannon McEwan
$87,277
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 1723 donors
87% Complete
This fundraiser is not active at this time.

The Story

In April 2015 Martin and Emily received the devastating news that Martin only 34 years old had stage 4 melanoma. Though this news has rocked their world they have remained positive and hopeful. Together they have 5 young children. Their is oldest 6 and the youngest just one month shy of her first birthday! Martin has so much to fight for!

Through researching many options they felt it would be best for Martin to go with a less invasive alternative treatment in Mexico. These treatments required Martin to fly to Mexico every three months, which cost an upward $30,000-- per treatment. Having one of the most aggressive cancers there is it has been nothing short of a miracle that Martin has survived even one year. This past March Martin and Emily received mixed news on Martins progress during a routine visit in Mexico. News that multiple cancer sites were gone, however he had significant growth on his liver. Soon after he arrived home from his treatment in Mexico his health began declining VERY fast. On April 3rd Emily took Martin into the ER for severe pain due to liver failure. The oncologist suggested Martin be placed on Home Hospice to get him as "comfortable" as possible. This news crushed both Emily and Martin. Refusing to give up they decided to fly to Houston to receive care there. They learned of a Immunotherapy treatment that the FDA recently approved last fall. A treatment with fairly good success rates. Even better a treatment that Martin could receive in his own home town. All of this being wonderful news and a glimmer of hope has many challenges that have come with it. With each treatment Martin's immune system goes into full force causing tremendous pain. Due to the pain he is taking some heavy pain medication that causes him to sleep most of the day and while he's awake to not fully be with it. This has left Emily not only caring for her 5 beautiful babies but her sweetheart as well.

The demands of being a mother and a care taker have left Emily with no time to work and help bring in income to pay their bills both medical and every day living expenses. This has been one of the many burdens she faces with this difficult trial! I know there are so many of you who desperately would like to help this sweet family out! If you feel you can or are willing to donate, every little bit counts!

Note: For the most current updates on their story, visit Emily's Instagram @thefreckledfox (https://www.instagram.com/thefreckledfox/), or her lifestyle blog at: http://www.freckled-fox.com/

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 24, 2016

Posted on June 24, 2016

We have once again hit another goal! Thank you so much for all the support and love you have all shown Emily! I'm going to move that goal again this time to 100k! Let's keep showing our love and support and keep sharing as this sweet family will have a long road of healing ahead! 

Posted on June 17, 2016

Posted on June 17, 2016

Hello sweet friends and supporters! My heart is heavy as I post this update to let you all know that Wednesday morning Marty returned to home to his Heavenly Father. Speaking on behalf of the Meyers family, I want you all to know how much your prayers, thoughts, kind words, and donations have truly lifted their family. For many of you who have asked where you may send something to their family: 

PO Box 5361
Twin Falls, ID 83301

As always thank you so much for all your support!!!

Posted on June 10, 2016

Posted on June 10, 2016

I can't tell you how grateful the Meyers family is for all the kind words, thoughts, prayers, and generous donations! They ALL mean so much and have lifted this sweet family through this difficult time! We are so close to our original goal and what a blessing it is for their family to have financial burdens lightened by so many of your gracious donations! This is going to be a long journey for this sweet family both emotionally and financially, therefore I'm going to increase the goal to 75k! Again thank you ALL for all your support whether it be monetary or kind words and prayers! You are all angels!!!

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