November 6, 2018
In 2004 me and my fiance' welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. However, a little more than six months later our joy turned to sadness when my little girl was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer. The next five years were filled with trips back-and-forth to the doctor???s office for check-ups, chemo-therapy and bad news. In the fall of 2009 we were abruptly advised by a team of doctors to move from Green Bay to Madison to improve my daughter???s chances of beating her cancer. Within 48 hours, me, my fiance', daughter and two-year-old son were packed and on our way to Madison???s UW Children???s Hospital. We arrived in Madison and checked into a motel. Unable to pay a security deposit and first month???s rent on an apartment, we had to live in the motel for nearly four months. Unable to make car payments also led to the repossession of our family vehicle. My credit took a beating and we had to endure driving used cars that have broken down numerous times leaving us stranded on the side of the road. I would like to thank Ben for helping me surprise my fiance' with a beautiful 2013 Buick Enclave!