Matt and Cathreen's Cancer Treatment Family Fund

For: Matt and Cathreen Salesses
Houston, TX
Organizer: Jimin Han, Kevin Vollmers, and Kirstin Chen
$42,729
of $40,000 goal.
Raised by 655 donors
100% Complete
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The Story

Matt's wife Cathreen was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.  Needless to say, this is an overwhelming time for the family, particularly because Matt and Cathreen just had a second child. Please partner with us to help support Matt and Cathreen's cancer fund!

Cathreen has just left for Korea with her and Matt's 4-month-old son to seek treatment at one of Korea's best cancer hospitals. She will remain in Korea for 9 months. Meanwhile, Matt has stayed behind in Houston with their 5-year-old daughter. Matt is working to complete the very last requirements of his PhD, after which he will move to Iowa City to take a permanent teaching position at Coe College at the end of the summer. He needs our help to pay for medical expenses ($35,000) and travel ($5,000).

Please consider contributing to this fundraiser and sharing this page. Thank you for your generosity and support!




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 24, 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017

An update from Matt:

"Thank you, everyone, for your love and generosity. We feel very supported by our family, friends, and community, and are grateful that so many have offered their help. It means so much. Cathreen just had her first dose of chemo and we are hoping the results will be the miracle we need. We believe in the power of collective energy. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and good wishes. 
And please continue to share this campaign page. Additional expenses we weren't expecting are coming forward because Cathreen will have to stay in the hospital for a month. 
Thank you again. We can't do this without you."

Posted on April 20, 2017

Posted on April 20, 2017

Thank you all for supporting Matthew and Cathreen. Please know that they are truly grateful and overwhelmed by the great level of support. You are true partners in this effort and so please continue to share this campaign so that Matthew and Cathreen can reach their goal of $40,000 for their family.
Many thanks, 
Kirstin, Jimin, and Kevin

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