Archive for February, 2010

Gas money for Grandma’s treatment

Monday, February 1st, 2010

My mom had sent out an email about Grandma starting her radiation/chemo treatment, and requesting gas money to help with it.  Here is what she sent:

Hi all,

Grandma begins 5 weeks of radiation/chemo today in Pueblo. The radiation will be daily M-F, while the chemo will only be on Mondays. The chemo usually causes nausea for about 24 hours. The radiation is scheduled for 11 am MST, and the chemo from 1:30 - 3:30. And then the 1.5 hour drive back to La Junta.

Jon will be taking her on Mondays since Chris is not comfortable driving across Pueblo (the radiation is at St. Mary Corwin Hospital while the chemo is across town). Chris will take her on Tues-Fri since her dad was at St. Mary Corwin and she’s comfortable driving there.

Keep Grandma in your prayers - and Jon and Chris as they transport her up and back.

I’m guessing that it’s going to take at least $100/week in gas. I don’t know what kind of mileage Jon gets or how much gas is in LJ.

Jon and family have been taking her to Pueblo and Denver, and Grandma told me that they won’t let her help with the gas expense. I don’t think they should have to bear the entire cost of these trips. They’re doing a lot just by contributing their time (Jon having to take vacation time). Rissa and Zane have also been helping out a lot in various ways.

If anyone wants to help out by contributing to Jon through PayPal, use the address.

Or if you prefer to send a check, the address is 29490 Road 1, La Junta, CO 81050.

Janie, I don’t think I have current email addresses for your kids, so I’m going to send them this message on Facebook.

Much, much love & blessings,

As she mentioned, it would nice for us to be able to help out Jon and his family with gas money.  They are (and have already) contributed a lot with their time.  Mom estimated that the gas would cost them at least $100 per week, and there are 5 weeks of treatment, so I think a good goal would be to raise $500 toward gas money.  Any contributions made via this Chipin link will go directly to Jon’s PayPal account.  Chipin doesn’t take anything, but PayPal takes a transaction fee, at least if you pay by credit card.  I’m not 100% certain, but I believe there is no transaction fee if they money comes from your PayPal account or your bank account.

Update: Someone mailed a check of $100 to Jon, so since I can’t actually add that to the amount donated, I’m reducing the goal amount to $400.

P.S. Note that although on the billing information page it mentions the Walk For Liberty and my email address in the description, the money will go directly to Jon’s PayPal account,