In October, the Newtons found out the life changing news that Brian has cancer. It has been a long road to begin treatment, but this past week chemo started. Read more on thier blog: http://brianewton.blogspot.com/2014/12/it-has-begun.html He is getting care through an excellent hospital in New York, Sloan Ketterling, in partnership with a local medical group. It has been so amazing so see the community come up around the Newton family. Karen tells me on a daily basis how grateful they are for the kindness and support of people around them. Karen and Brian both work in education, and have spent their whole careers caring about other people. Now it is time for us to show them how much we care about them. As many of you know, the unexpected and expected expenses are overwhelming. We are trying to raise $8550.00, which will help with the medical and travel costs for this round of treatment and surgery. This is the expected the cost for the next 6 months while Brian goes through the first rounds of chemo and has surgery in New York. What his care will look like after that is dependent on how the cancer responds to the treatments. Any little bit helps.