20% Net Proceeds Benefits HOPE FOR ERIN. As for me, I will always have HOPE, Psalm 74:14 Dish Towel & Reusable Bag!
100% cotton, 17" x 30" premium, gourmet dish towel with hang loop & matching gift bag to benefit a courageous young woman newly blind and fighting brain cancer.
At 8 years old, a tumor had amassed behind Erin's right eye (optic nerve meningioma). Just a short time later, when she was only 14, Erin underwent a frontal temporal craniotomy to remove the tumor and lost vision in her right eye.
Cancer was now part of her life – a life that would require constant monitoring. In 2002 a residual tumor appeared, and again, more surgery and radiation. Once again in 2014 she learned a new tumor had begun growing behind her left optic nerve – her only good eye. She underwent surgery, losing partial vision in her left eye.
Erin can not control her cancer, but she can control how she fights back. She is driven by HOPE, and is a beacon of light to all that know her. Through all the setbacks, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a school teacher and in 2004 married her sweetheart, Pete.
In her spare time, Erin dedicates her life to helping young kids faced with the same life-altering diagnosis that robbed her of her youth – pediatric cancer. Erin volunteers for the Children's Cancer Center and 1Voice Foundation helping countless families and children in the Tampa Bay area. She also works passionately to bring childhood cancer to the forefront of legislators. Just recently, she was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning as the 16th Lightning Community Hero of the 2016-2017 season (see video here). She received a check for $50,000 that she donated to the 1Voice Foundation.
Today, Thurs, Jan. 5, 2017, 11:17 am. As I sit typing this, Erin is heading back into the hospital for yet another round of chemo. A new more aggressive tumor is growing. She will most likely be left completely blind.
June 5 update: Erin is blind. Her tumor is resistant to chemo. She is undergoing high-dose stereotactic radiation and immunotherapy to slow the growth. She is now learning to live as a blind person AND fighting cancer.
Erin and her husband have been dogged by medical bills their entire lives, and this recent diagnosis has forced Erin to take a leave of absence from work – the work she loves so dearly.
$5 of every HOPE FOR ERIN CharityRagg will go directly toward her medical expenses and anything that will give her emotional support. Decorate your kitchen, or give the perfect gift, while helping a beautiful soul at the same time. You can also donate directly to Erin's GO FUND ME PAGE here,HOPE FOR ERIN