Amy fought a courageous 8 month battle against NETs. She planned as much as she could but in her own words, "bad luck," rather than ill preparation left her without the life insurance plan she desired. Her one wish was that her kids would be able to " enjoy all the blessings and opportunities that my own parents provided as I grew up." One of these opportunites is a college education.
Amy's symptoms began in July 2013 which included extreme back pain and nausea. After 3 trips to GSH and Stanford's ER, being misdiagnosed and treated for shingles, as well as being falsely reassured that cancer could absolutely not be a cause, she finally had a CT and was told she had a stomach tumor. This tumor was later found to be Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Gastric Carcinoma. Needless to say, our family and the medical team were in shock. Amy was young, ran daily, ate healthy, and all her blood work was consistently normal- not the picture of cancer that anyone anticipated.
Our motto throughout her journey was RU AMY STRONG. Amy wore #8 in college, which turned sideways is an infinity sign- hence our additional motto of Infinite Strength, Infinite Love.
Amy was extremely concerned about her families wellbeing. She created a will and trust to outline many of her desires. Thankfully, Amy had enough of a life insurance policy, vacation and 401k payout for Paul to pay off the house and have money for living expenses. Amys plan was for Paul not to have to work until the kids were in school fulltime. Social security benefits are also helpful. Amys medical bills have been paid off since her passing thanks to many donations. The Nash family, some wonderful friends and ward members paid for her headstone. Amy was a better planner than she thought!
The Nash Family would love to keep Amy's legacy alive by helping her children attend college. Donations sent through Youcaring go to paypal and then will be directed to secure USAA 529 accounts for Noah & Ashlyn Touchet. If you would prefer to send a donation directly to the accounts send us an email.
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See Amy's journal entries for more info at www.caringbridge.org/visit/AmyTouchet
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Thank you for your support!
To infinity and beyond! TeamAmyStrong.
Erin Nash Fairfax (big sis)