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This fundraiser ended on 09/02/11

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I am asking for pledges per mile and hope that you would like to be involved!

Running my Sassy Off for Team Callahan

My name is Ellen Weber and I am running the Minnesota half marathon Run ( on August 6th, 2011 in St. Paul Minnesota,and have decided to give the 13.1 miles more meaning by helping Ty and Shelley with mounting medical expenses.

After battling what Ty thought was just a bad tooth for over two years, he was diagnosed with 3 rare forms of cancer in his jaw. This pathology report had never been seen in 35 years, and this cancer was not a lifestyle related cancer. His first reconstructive surgery, occurred in March, 2011, where his right jaw bone and teeth; along with 44 lymph nodes were removed. His entire fibula leg bone and tissue were also removed and used to rebuild his jaw. Ty is currently undergoing radiation therapy in the jaw and neck area which kills taste buds, salivary glands and causes significant discomfort. He will need many dental surgeries down the road; and of course dental insurance does not cover any of these procedures.

Ty and Shelley are both self-employed and unable to work as much during this period; which causes even more financial stress on this family. As their friends we are supporting them through prayer and through fundraisers to help with the mounting medical bills. They have two small children, Montgomery 3 years old and Marshall 8 months old.

Over the years, this family has impacted and supported so many through their work, volunteering and friendship. We want to give back and shower them with support at this time. To get to know the family visit

I am asking for pledges per mile and hope that you would like to be involved!

*One dollar a mile.........will help with medications. $13.10

* Five Dollars per mile....will help with Ty's Hospital fees $65.50

* Twenty dollars per mile.......will help with Ty's radiation treatments $262.00

* 100 dollars per mile....will help with Ty's Surgical expenses $1310.00

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