Elissa's Army

For: Elissa, Brad & Brooklyn Bogardus
Organizer: Her Army
Elissa's Army (Elissa, Brad & Brooklyn Bogardus)
of $100,000 goal
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Raised by 549 donors
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The Story

We need your help. Elissa was diagnosed with cervical cancer on March 20, 2014.

After a trip to MD Anderson medical center in Houston, several tests and biopsies and missing her beautiful baby, Brooklyn's first birthday, it was discovered that she had a second cancer, Neuroendocrine that had spread through her lymph system.

She now is doing chemotherapy treatment in Eugene, Oregon and fighting this horrible disease that affects so many lives.

This is where you can help. Please donate $5, $20 or $100, anything you can to help our beautiful Elissa to live. All the donations will go directly to Elissa for treatment and care.

Thank you,

Elissa's Army

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 20, 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015

Dear family, friends and Elissa's Army members,
I'd love to send each of you a hand written thank you note, but please accept this note as my heart felt appreciation. 
I'm overwhelmed with all the prayers, support and help given to Elissa and my family during Elissa's journey with cancer. 
For those that have donated to Elissa's Caring Fund,  Elissa's Memorial Scholarship and to Brooklyn's College Tuition Fund, thank you falls short on what I'd like to say. Your generous donations have 
allowed our family to have a memorable trip to Maui, paid medical bills,  assistance with travel expenses and most of all will allow a Roseburg high school student  to  continue their education. In addition, it  will assist  our
daughter eventually to attend college. Education was so important to Elissa. She strived to raise Brooklyn with the goal of a college degree and career to allow her to become a smart, strong 
independent women. 
So many of you have given of your time and resources ,I  hope some day to pay it back and give as willingly and as generously as you all have. 

Sincerely, Brad Bogardus

Posted on November 2, 2014

Posted on November 2, 2014

It’s been almost 8 full months since Elissa was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She has been battling her disease with chemo and radiation.  This week her 5 and half-week course of daily radiation and once a week chemo will be completed. Her oncologist wants her to start a daily oral chemo medication. 

Eilssa and I are thankful she has such a professional and caring health care team. Her doctors and staff have gone out of their way to think out side the box and get her the right treatments.  We are thankful for everyone’s efforts and prayers.  Elissa’s Army has been a huge support to our family. 

Elissa will continue with daily oral chemotherapy and have further scans in December. We have faith and trust in her medical team. It has deeply touched both our hearts to know Elissa has such a wonderful group of supporters, friends and family that has
done so much for us. Elissa’s Army with your love, encouragement and prayers have all made a significant difference. 

We pledge to keep fighting and getting Elissa the care she needs. With your support and the love of our families we will stay strong and faithful in our beliefs.  God has blessed us in so many ways, but most of all with your support. I only hope  some day we can give a portion of what we have received. 

God Bless you all, Brad

Posted on September 22, 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014

Elissa will begin 5 and half weeks of radiation tomorrow in Eugene and also receive chemotherapy once a week. We are both staying hopeful and strong in her fight to beat cervical cancer.  It’s hard to believe we have been battling cancer for about 6 months now. 

We want to tell our families, friends and others that have offered support, donation and continue to pray for us how much that means to us. The love and support given to us is overwhelming. If we haven’t thanked you personally we want to take the time to tell you in this update, that each of your prayers, notes of encouragement, food, babysitting, and other help is truly appreciated.

Thank you all for everything you have done. Most of all thank you for your prayers for Elissa to regain her health and beat this terrible disease. 

Sincerely, Brad and Brooklyn

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