Karen’s Kause Golf Tournament Saturday
Karen’s Kause Foundation will host its sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament at Texarkana Golf Ranch Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Lunch will be served at noon, and immediately following the tournament there will be a steak dinner and awards banquet with door prizes and raffle winners will be announced as well.
There will also be a hole in one prize, the winner will receive a new 2015 Golf Cart. There will be contests for the longest drive and closest to the pin.
Recipients are Janet Robinson, Jennifer Harvey and Amanda Smith Holt.
Here is Amanda Holt's Story of survival.
Hello everyone, my name is Amanda Holt and I'm 33 years of age. I am happily married to the love of my life coming up on 11 years in September.
We have 3 beautiful kids. Jonas is my oldest he is 7 years of age and starting 2nd grade this year. Josie is my middle child and she is 3 years old, and then there is my baby girl Priscilla who just turned 1.
I am a stay at home mom. I worked from the day I turned 16 till 2011 when I lost my first baby girl to cord complications at 34 weeks into pregnancy. I found a lump in my breast at 36 weeks into pregnancy with Priscilla. I was scheduled for a sonogram and the Dr. said it was a clogged milk duct. So all worry and fear left my brain. I was told to come back in 6 months after the baby was born. I didn't think anything else of the matter until I noticed that the lump had gotten quite larger. So I called in January 2015 and scheduled an appointment. While Dr. was doing the sonogram he was very worried and had me schedule an appointment for a mammogram and biopsy the next day. By that weekend I got a call from my OBGYN advising me that it was cancerous and also had spread to my lympnodes. So my husband and I prayed and then started looking for a Dr. Met with Dr. Patel and he advised to meet with surgeon, they recommended one in Texarkana. So I met with her, and she said since I was opting for double mastectomy she couldn't do it, but recommended Dr. Klimberg in Little Rock. So I went and met with her and she advised that I needed to do chemo first to shrink the tumor.
I was diagnosed with stage 3b. I started chemo the first week of March. Lost all my hair by 2nd treatment. Finished what was suppose to be the hardest chemo. Then started weekly chemo treatments. by 2nd week of chemo I was admitted into the hospital. I was running high fever and my count was so low. I stayed in hospital from Sunday till Thursday when I begged to go home. I had run fever off and on in hospital and broke out in rashes.
I missed chemo for 3 weeks due to being sick. Went back for the next treatment had it and then missed the next one due to white count being too low. Dr. then finally lowered my dose, we did this one more time before he lowered it again. Then nurse finally checked with another Dr. and I was being given way too much. It has been really rough, but I finally finished treatment for chemo on July 21st! I lost my eyelashes and eyebrows, and my fingernails due to the mis-dosage. Now I have an appointment set to see my surgeon on August 25th to set up surgery for double mastectomy, then a month after surgery I will have daily radiation.
The bills are starting to come in and collectors are calling. My husband works very hard to support us, but since being diagnosed I have only kept our children. I was babysitting to help bring in a little extra income. My son is starting 2nd grade and thankfully my sister had some clothes and I got him some shoes from a friend. We are very blessed and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient for Karen's Kause.
For more information please contact Karen Karen Bishop Guyton @ 903-733-4402
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