Amy Nash Touchet Legacy Fund

For: Noah & Ashlyn Touchet
Organizer: Sarah Nash & Erin Nash Fairfax
$27,901
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 228 donors
27% Complete

The Story

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. 

* Please email [email protected]

See Amy's journal entries for more info at www.caringbridge.org/visit/AmyTouchet 

We are also on Facebook: Teamamystrong 

Thank you for your support! 

To infinity and beyond! TeamAmyStrong. 

Sincerely,
Erin Nash Fairfax (big sis)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 19, 2015

Posted on March 19, 2015

Join my parents as they celebrate Amy and other rare cancer warriors on Saturday April 18th 0800 Otay Regional Trails. 1700 Rios Ave Chula Vista, Ca 91911. #TeamAmyStrong
sign up at: www.racereach.com/r/Legacy-5k-fun-run-walk
questions/donations/shirts email: [email protected]


Posted on April 26, 2014

Posted on April 26, 2014

Our first holiday after Amy's passing was Easter 2014. It's only been about 7 weeks but it seems like it has been a long long dream.  Walking up to my parents house I was met by Ashlyn and the first thing I wanted to ask her was, "Where's your mommy?" Its still hard, hard for everyone.  Death is never easy.  As Amy's older sister I feel a sense of responsibility to ensure her legacy is kept alive and that her children are cared for.  I know Paul hurts and is trying his hardest to do what mommy asked.  Everyone copes and grieves differently.  I feel the most for Ashlyn, I don't know if that's fair or not, but I know that girl needs a mommy. She needs someone soft and caring, someone to play princess, someone to take her shopping and to do her nails. A MOM to do her hair, put her in a dress and slide her twinkle toes into princess shoes. I feel the sense of loss in her....she just wants her MOM.  For now, grandmas, siblings, friends and Paul are doing our best. Amy was the best. Noah is playing soccer and is doing awesome.  His team name is Amy's Awesome Ninjas. Fittingly, Noah is number 8! He scored two goals today. Kids are enjoying school and tooling around with dad...boating, beach and zoo to name a few. Today they visited Amy's grave site, trimmed flowers and placed some new ones. In a few weeks we will celebrate Amy's 34th birthday.  Both sets of grandparents will visit and Paul has plans to play the drums in her honor.  Love you momma! 

We know Amy's spirit is alive and well. She is still speaking to us in so many ways. So many continue to share how she has touched them. In my own life I am constantly challenged to take a step back and count my blessings. Life is so fragile. So live the life you have imagined, and never give up! Zebras, the number 8 and infinity sign will forever hold a special place in our heart. #TeamAmyStrong! 

From Amy's Dad, Ron: 

For Facebook....Amy your family missed you this first major holiday since your passing 27 Feb 2014---Easter was not the same without you !! But, we did all the things at your parents house (Ron & Sarah Nash) you would have wanted with your hubby Paul, children Noah and Ashlyn,ie, Easter egg hunt in the front yard at your parents house with the cousins, swimming in the pool and hot tub,hiking to the pond and feeding fish and ducks,visiting the Touchet family,consuming the Easter buffet prepared by your mom and sisters and Aunt Rebecca,visiting the San Digo Zoo, taking family pictures and sharing on the internet. We felt your presence with us this weekend and know you missed us also. Paul immensely misses you but is tryng to remain "Amy strong" and raise our grandchildren the way you would have wanted.Love you forever !! Ron and Sarah Nash

For Caringbridge.....To Rose and Sam and all of AmyNashTouchet friends-we (Amy's parents Ron and Sarah Nash) want all of her friends who do not know that they can see all of Amy's videos from her funeral and other venues by typing amynashtouchet into- google-  and also -youtube---besides the Amy slide show and  secondly a video titled "Under the blanket" shown at her funeral--you can watch a slide show of the 5K fun raiser held in San Diego 2 days after her passing (27 Feb 2014)-there are also videos of her Radford college soccer coach remembering amy from her soccer playing days(1998-20020)-a video of a pediatric patient,Alex,visiting Amy 36 hours before her passing(amy loved working as a occupational therapist specializing in young children)-her friends can also check her on facebook at amynashtouchet--we also set up a memorial website on FB at teamamystrong-----Paul and the 2 children Noah(5) and Ashlyn (3) miss their mom immensely-they spent Easter weekend here in San Diego visiting us (her parents) and Paul's parents and siblings-they continue to reside in Los Gatos, CA.  and plan to raise the children there with the help of what I called the "village" in my talk at Amys funeral-Amy will always be with her family in spirit and with the help of you, the village, ie ,her friends, co-workers, LDS community, neighbors, etc, we hope that Paul and the grandkids will grow up and make their mother Amy proud-Amy no longer suffers from the pain of cancer and watches over all of us-forever family-infinite love--Ron and Sarah Nash(amy's parents)  23 April 2014

ron nash


Posted on April 1, 2014

Posted on April 1, 2014

Links galore!!!!! Amy sure left a Legacy, to infinity and beyond, Amy Strong!

Amy’s Journal: www.caringbridge.org/visit/AmyTouchet

How to lend a helping hand: http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/707509

Family Donation site: https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/amy-strong-net-cancer-treatment-fund/100832

Facebook: Teamamystrong

Questions: [email protected]

Support Amy's Choice Nonprofit: Support the work of Dr. Emily Bergsland at UCSF. Please make checks out to UCSF and on the memo line or an accompanying piece of paper, write “Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Fund (B2673) in memory of Amy Touchet.” Contributions can be sent to UCSF c/o Sarah Krumholz, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.

Obituaries: Washington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, San Jose Mercury News: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?n=amy-louise-nash-touchet&pid=169904207&fhid=2112

Nonprofit & family friends site - Annettes Angels Tribute: https://www.facebook.com/annettesangels061450/posts/609483122475374:0

“Say Something” Amy’s version at her Service:http://youtu.be/90N1dXQl0wo

“Say Something” Kaylie & Paul cover: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=guE68P3qbko&sns=em

Amy and patient Alex videos from her last day:

http://youtu.be/_lhvJrH-fv0

http://youtu.be/qfXeQqw27DM

In Memory of Amy Touchet Slideshow by Spencer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx5hXTKecR8&feature=youtu.be&fmt=22

Under the Blanket, Spencer's Video: https://vimeo.com/87788205

Kim Treffinger 5k Run Video: https://vimeo.com/88023737

Nike Women's Marathon KPIX Channel 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPns9E94jPY

POST RACE Nike Women's Marathon KPIX Channel 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fYaT6YKcss

Radford University Women's Soccer Helps Alum's Fight Against Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAJmD8yDOg

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