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New Updated GoFundMe!

New scans showed two tumors in Stacie's brain.

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Because of the severity of her newest prognosis 

and extended treatment plan, she and Cody face increased medical costs.

Please click the button below

or scan the QR code to help. 

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Stacie Strong Updates will be here for all of her loved ones to keep up with her treatment and how things are progressing. There are a lot of moving parts and we're very glad to be keeping everyone in the loop. With multiple therapies and doctors, and ever-changing timelines, we thought that this would be the best way to get all the information out to her loved ones. 

We have also created a message board HERE for everyone to leave well wishes that Cody & Stacie can read (and reply!) when they have the emotional capacity to do so! We'd really like to encourage people to utilize this, as it gives Cody and Stacie SO much encouragement during difficult moments - your words mean so much!

This is a trying time, for all, but with prayer, love, medicine, and an incredible support system, we know that she can beat this! 



Dear friends and family,

I write to you as I fly back to Orange County from Oregon. I was blessed to be able to spend the last 6 days with Cody + Bodie- the longest period I’ve been home since August. Though this feels like such a win, my heart breaks as I have to leave once again. The goodbyes never get easier, and we continue to pray that I’ll be able to be home on a more regular basis.

Tomorrow, I continue with treatment. I received my extensive blood work (RGCC from Greece) back and it showed my circulation tumor count (CTC) at 3.1. My CTC continues to go down and Doctor V would like to see this number drop to 2.9 (or below) before she “releases me to the wild”, as she puts it. 

My body also shows dormant Epstein- Barr virus (EBV) which can affect the efficacy of the maintenance treatment she will be putting me on when I’m able to go home. My EBV level is still too high so I will be receiving another specialized treatment next week in hopes to lower this level. 

The beginning of June I will have both my CTC and my EBV numbers re-tested and we will pray for lower numbers on both! This will bring me one step closer to going home! 

My radiologist oncologist (Doctor Doggett) recently ordered my scans so I should have a PET CT scheduled in the next week or two. Doggett would like me to wait on getting a brain MRI until the beginning of July to allow the radiation to complete its treatment (Did you know radiation continues to treat up to 3 months after? Crazy!). However, the PET CT will show any cancer activity in the rest of my body. Scans bring an immense amount of anxiety so please pray for peace and positive results. 

I continue to get stronger and after my blood transfusion a few weeks ago, I am feeling much better. I am not receiving chemo or radiation right now, so my body is getting a chance to heal and rejuvenate. I’m so thankful for this strong body— it continues to fight! With everything it has gone through, it’s a true miracle to feel as good as I feel! I am thankful for Doctor V and her care team for not only treating my cancer but giving my body the goods to fight. 

Thank you, tribe, for your continued and devoted prayers— God continues to show me that He has a plan for my life and I’m eternally thankful for those He has placed in my path during this journey. What a loving God we serve. 🤍

Lastly, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 🗓️ We will be hosting our SECOND annual StacieStrong Golf Tournament and Afterparty on Saturday, September 30th at Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles! Much more to come— we are at the beginning stages of planning but keep an eye out for more info soon! We hope to see you all there! 

Cody + I love you, appreciate you, are thankful for you. 🤍 

-Stacie + Cody 

“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.  Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep…How precious is Your unfailing Love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”
Psalm 36: 5,6a,7

🤍Here are some avenues for supplying financial needs:

*Prayer for finances to be unlocked somewhere, anywhere! Through insurance, Donor Advised Funds, Grants, and Foundations.

  • Donate 2 hours of help in researching grant and foundation opportunities. 

  • Assistance in planning annual fundraiser (basic admin, silent auction gathering of donations, calls to restaurants for catering)

  • Assistance in small fundraiser projects.

  • Give TAX DEDUCTIBLE contributions to SabesWings: care of Stacie Athon

  • Consider pledging a monthly tithe or contribution. (Reoccurring donations do a lot for the soul!)

  • Donate flight miles for travel (Cody and I are trying to see each other every 3-4 weeks) 

  • Rrader Joe's and Whole Foods gift cards

  • Gas cards 

  • Venmo:  @stacie-athon 

  • GoFundMe

  • Stacie’s Cancer Journey Amazon Wish List



Stacie’s email + contact: (805) 538-3109 
Cody’s email + contact: (805) 423-3436 

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Loving these moments with my favorite boys! 

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My strong and resilient Breastie started as VVS MD— I love sharing our healing journeys together! 

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My sweet hairdresser, Jan, is helping with the radiation bald spots— Mohawk it is! 

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My Oregon Breastie group! 

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Steve helping keep my Mohawk fresh and clean 

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Mother’s Day loves celebrating these two Mamas:

René and Britty 

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