The Britton Project

For: Blake Britton and Family
Organizer: The Britton Project
The Britton Project (Blake Britton and Family)
of $100,000 goal
72% Complete
Raised by 736 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

YOU CAN STILL DONATE!(even though this fundraising page has expired.)

Our dear friend Blake Britton, an accomplished sculptor, talented production designer, and meticulous craftsman was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma in February. 

At that time, he was eagerly preparing for the arrival of his baby boy when an incessant headache, vomiting, and disorientation brought him to the emergency room. An MRI revealed a bleeding mass on the frontal lobe of his brain. The next morning, with a crowd of family and friends camped out in hospital waiting room, a neurosurgeon removed a malignant tumor the size of a baseball.

Following surgery, Blake and his wife Vicki spent the summer getting to know their newborn baby boy, hopeful of Blake’s recovery.  However, in early October, a nagging pain in Blake’s right hip raised reasons for concern.  A CT scan was performed and biopsy later confirmed that the cancer had metastasized within the bones of his hip socket. Extensive surgery was performed to remove it, including a total hip replacement with removal and reconstruction of effected surrounding structures. 

A month after surgery, when Blake should have been well into the healing process, the pain was only increasing and becoming less and less manageable. Subsequent imaging discovered extensive cancer progression throughout his pelvis and metastasis to the lungs. Treatment is now primarily focused on the complicated nature of pain control and maintaining his quality of life. Blake has recently completed a new series of radiation treatments that will be followed by chemotherapy.  

This beautiful family has met all of these challenges with astounding courage, graciously humoring their friends’ and families’ questions and meeting offers of support with open arms. While they could have turned fully inward and shied away from public vulnerability, they’ve instead allowed us all be a part of celebrating their lives in all its complexity and in so doing, have taught us all how to be more fully loving and open with each other and ourselves.

Let’s celebrate them now by doing whatever we can do to reduce their financial concerns and free them to focus on living as fully together as possible.

With hearts full of gratitude,

The Britton Project

Through the success of our first round of fundraising with this site we were able to raise a remarkable $63,000!!  The funds have gifted Blake and Vicki the time and ability to focus both on their new family and Blake's healing process. With new triumphs and new struggles, the love story goes on. We've raised the goal and with your support, we can meet it! Thank you everyone!!

No contribution is too small, whatever you can give is greatly appreciated.  


If you would like to make a recurring donation to help Blake and Vicki with monthly expenses please click here.

If you would like to make a wire transfer please click the “Contact the Organizer” button below. 

Please make donations in excess of $500 through your personal PayPal account or contact us below to make arrangements.

Cash or check donations can be mailed to:

Blake Britton
P.O. Box 86158
Portland, Oregon 97286

Please see Blake’s work at: and spread the word.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 27, 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015

Even though this fundraising page has expired, YOU CAN STILL DONATE! 

Posted on May 22, 2015

Posted on May 22, 2015

hello friends, 
together with blake, we have been working on a retrospective book of all blakes work. it is now complete and ready for the world.
please check it out here for more info, and to purchase:
all proceeds will go to blakes wife and child.
please feel free to pass along. we cant thank you enough.

Posted on May 12, 2015

Posted on May 12, 2015

With broken hearts we are sorry to share the news that on Friday, May 8th - a beautiful, sunny, Spring day - with friends and family near, Blake passed away.

From diagnosis to death, Blake lived almost 15 months. He and Vicki lived those months in hope and full determination, despite unspeakable pain. While raising a beautiful baby boy, they lived honestly and earnestly, showing their courage, positivity, and openness, with an unwavering focus on kindness.

Blake was a talented artist, a proud husband, father, and friend. He will be missed intensely. 

Thank you all for the support and love.

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