Cancer is a term that I never thought I would hear until I was older. I couldn't imagine having it, and would have never thought that any of my friends or peers would either. I recently heard that one of my friends from high school, Ashley, was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer. When I heard the news, my heart broke.
Lastly- I know tonight will be full of laughter, conversation, tears, and happiness. I am very fortunate to be able to host this event for Ashley and her family, I am fortunate to be from the area I am from, and to have a community like I do.
Ashley- From the bottom of my heart I hope you keep up that fight against cancer. I know you are tough! You proved it in grade school to me! I know that we are all very happy to support you! Let me know if you need anything ever!
Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the silent auction and raffle.
The BBQ to benefit Ashley and her medical costs is today from 6 to 9PM at Urban Decanter in Forest Grove, OR.
If anyone is interested in donating money, a fund is set up at Wells Fargo under the Ashley E Patterson Medical Fund. You can donate at any Wells Fargo!