First Hurdle Cleared!

Well today we completed the last of 5 doctor appointments in 2 days. To say it was a whirlwind is a drastic understatement. All the docs out here in Minneapolis are going to meet and decide on a treatment plan and surgery date. Once we have that the real battle with the insurance company begins!

There is a chance we may have to come back out for more visits prior to the surgery, but we are hoping to avoid that extra added stress to Becky. 

The trip out was quite long and after 6- hours in the car for three days parts you didn’t know you had ache! Becky handled it great and was such a trooper. Jim on the other hand…well you can imagine! lol

Tomorrow starts the journey home and we are super excited to see the boys. Thank you for all the prayers, thoughts and encouragement. It has been felt and we do indeed appreciate every bit of it!

All our best,

Jim and Becky

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that donated and/or attended our first Miracle for Becky Bash (Beef and Beer) last night. We hope everyone had a great time and are so humbled and grateful for all the support.

A few special thank yous to Randy, Dick, Barb and Carol for all the help getting the event together. Rob Shestack and Diane Blair for all the behind the scenes work. Josh, Steven, Andrew and Adam for the help before, during and after the event. Roma Bank of Medford and all the many people and businesses that so generously donated items for the auction and door prizes.

Some shameless yet important plugs, to Dad’s Deli of Marlton for supplying the food. Wine Works of Marlton for supplying the alcohol. Hainesport Fire Company for the sponsorship and use of the hall.

Because of all of you the night was a massive success. Early estimates have the event netting about $4500.00 towards the cause. Truly an amazing outcome and more than we could have hoped, for our first big event.

Many folks were asking when’s the next event?! Well, stay tuned!! There are a few things in the works, but we are holding steady until we get back from the first Minnesota visit next week. In the meantime, we are continuing with our Another Man’s Treasure Drive, Band and T-shirt sales and our next Dine and Donate on July 6th and 7th at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Moorestown. Check out the Fundraisers Page for more details!

Thank you doesn’t even begin to express out gratitude!

Jim and Becky

Local Media

Miracle for Becky featured in today’s Burlington County Times. Please see the article…

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/medford/a-glimmer-of-hope/article_aa9d5042-3af2-51aa-9eef-cb22b6544543.html 

Only a few days until the Miracle for Becky Bash Beef and Beer. We have a handful of tickets left. Get yours today by emailing Jim at fftr5035@verizon.net. If we have any left on Saturday, they will be available to the door. Hope to see you all there!!

Dine and Donate – Jersey Mike’s Style!!

Our next Dine and Donate event will be held on July 6th and July 7th at the Jersey Mike’s Subs in Moorestown, NJ. (1624 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057)

We are currently dispersing FREE SUB cards that can be used on the above dates. Simply present the card and donate a minimum of $2.00 to the Miracle for Becky fund and you can get ANY regular sized sub on the menu for FREE!!

Limited to one sub per person, per visit and redeemer must be present. Meaning you can’t go in with 6 cards and pick up for the entire office.

Once we can get it set up, there will be a link to print out a redeemable slip just like the cards on the Facebook page and the BLOG site. Until then cards can be acquired by contacting Jim at fftr5035@verizon.net or visiting BUDD Optical in Medford, NJ. (Rt. 70 next to DMV office)

A big thank you to Matt Catena and Kristen Spiegel of Jersey Mike’s for all there assistance in getting this latest fundraiser off the ground!

Get some cards, donate a couple bucks and enjoy a SPECTACULAR SUB!

Surgeries, Consultations and Doctors…oh my!!

Well we finally have some progress to report!

On June 24th Becky is slated to have another stent swapped out in Baltimore. This will in all likelihood lead to a week or so long hospital stay. We are asking for prayers and support that all goes well and she bounces back as great as we know she can. While she is in the docs in Baltimore will finish up the pre-op testing that we need for Minnesota to make things as seamless as possible.

Secondly…Minnesota has set a date for the consultation and pre-op appointment. July 9th and July 10th we will be meeting with the main surgeon and the rest of the team of docs that will handle the Total Pancreatectomy and Auto Islet Transplant. We will be driving out since Becky struggles with plane rides so we are shoving off on the 6th in order to take our time and make it a easy trip on her. Please please please pray for a good meeting and that the docs will be as confident as they can in assessing her.

We are moving into uncharted waters and are so excited that there is some hope for Becky’s healing. Thank you all for the support and love thus far.

Jim and Becky

Full House!

Thank you to everyone that came out last night to support the Miracle for Becky! The restaurant was so impressed with the crowd they have asked us to come back anytime. Becky was so happy to see so many people showing her they care. We hope to see some of you at our other events.

The next one coming up is the Miracle for Becky Bash. Some tickets are still available!! Please contact Jim at fftr5035@verizon.net to get yours!! June 29th, 2013 6pm-?? at the Hainesport Fire Company. 106 Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ 08036

See you there!!

Dine and Donate Tonight!!

Please visit PJ Whelihans in Medford Lakes tonight between 5pm and 8pm. Simply tell your server that you are there for the Miracle for Becky event and PJs will donate 15% of your total bill to our cause. Hope to see you all there!!

Jim and Becky