Together Forever welcomed the Pruett family to Branson for four days of fun in April 2016. Seven year old Christopher had a great time as he reminded us of Skyler with his infectious smile. Please pray for the Pruett family as they continue treatments at St. Jude.
Together Forever welcomed the Jobes family to Branson for a retreat in December 2015. The Jobes enjoyed all Branson has to offer during the Christmas season while staying at The Cliff’s. Please continue to pray for Taylor Jobe, 36, as he and his family battle Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.
In July 2015, Together Forever welcomed the O’Dell Family to Branson for a good time filled with Silver Dollar City, White Water, and go cart racing at The Track. Please pray for 6 year old DJ and his family as they go through this battle.
Together Forever, A Skyler Sanders Family Foundation recently granted an all-expense-paid vacation to Stacie Yearton, a young wife and mother of five, diagnosed with Neurogliocytoma, a form of brain cancer. The Yearton family was provided with a 4 day reservation at the Cliffs Resort, a family photo session with SwiftShots, Dixie Stampede tickets and Sight and Sound tickets to Jonah.
“Each family that we touch through Together Forever is personal and different,” said Ryan Sanders, Board of Director of Together Forever. “We are so blessed to be able to share our story with the families and yet help them to create memories to last a lifetime.”
Over Memorial Day weekend 2014, Together Forever had the opportunity to host our first family, The Smiths. Together Forever board members were also able to meet with them and pray over their family during their retreat. We hope to do our best to be a blessing to more families like the Smith's in the future. Below is an excerpt from the letter we received from the family:
"Joe and I wanted to take a few moments to thank you guys, with most sincerity, for our vacation. As you all know, life just becomes mundane with doctor's appointments, phone calls, medication, and cancer consuming your life every minute. Being able to just get out of the house, look forward to going somewhere, laughing, smiling, and enjoying our family together is exactly what Joe and I needed. Seeing our son's face seeing a horse for the first time at Dixie, having a huge whale swim over our heads, capturing family pictures that will forever remember how much our family loves each other all wrapped into four days is better medicine than any doctor could have prescribed.
Thank you for everything. We had a blast, and many smiles created that were overdue.
All our love,
The Smith Family"
Together Forever provided an all-inclusive getaway to Branson this past August to a family experiencing Rhabdomyosarcoma. The Zerbe family had an opportunity to place the worries of life to the side for a few days. Activities ranged from outdoor adventures to indoor waterparks. The Zerbe family travels to Children's Hospital of Columbia, MO to help cure Brittany, age 7 with Rhabdomyosarcoma which affects the skeletal muscle, the muscle of movement of the body.
Together Forever: A Skyler Sanders Family Foundation recently sponsored the Greenwalt Family with a much needed family vacation. The Greenwalt’s oldest daughter, Sophia, age 16, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 27, 2013. Members of the Together Forever board met with the family and planned a special vacation that they would enjoy.
“As a local, it is nice to play tourist and enjoy the activities that Branson has to offer,” said Sophia. “We appreciate Together Forever and their generosity by allowing me and my family the opportunity to take a break and spend some fun time together.”
Sophia along with her mother, Nettie, Father, Matt, and little brother, Matthew enjoyed the Branson Getaway. The Greenwalt’s stayed at the Keeter Center, enjoyed dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack, took in a movie package at the IMAX, and ended the vacation with a show at Dixie Stampede all thanks to the generous donations of area partners.
“Each day, young families across the world are given life shattering news that they have cancer,” said Marcus Harmon, Chairman. “Our goal is to create opportunities for these families to make memories that last a lifetime.”