A message from Chris’s and Karen’s families

Over the last two and a half years, many people that have followed Chris’s battle with cancer have asked how they can help Karen and Chris.  We have been telling everyone that they were doing okay, but that we would let you know when the situation changes. As you know from reading this blog, Chris has now had to leave work.  He has filed for disability but will not be able to collect for a few months. The medical and living expenses over the next few months will exceed their income.  To help them get through this transition period, we have established a special bank account for donations that will be used to help cover Karen and Chris’s expenses.

If you are still interested and able to help, you can send a donation check written out to Chris or Karen Baty.  Please either attach a note to the check stating “deposit in donation account” or write “donation account” on the memo line of the check. While it’s not required, it’s a good idea to write “For Deposit Only” on the back of the check.  The check should be mailed to the following address:

Think Mutual Bank

15751 Emperor Avenue

Apple Valley, MN  55124

As an alternative, you can send credit card donations to the donation account via a secure PayPal site using the “PayPal Donate” button on the right side of this blog (you must have a PayPal account).

If you have any questions about donations, please send an email to Dianne Stratton at stratton.dm@gmail.com.

Many of you have already given donations, cards and prayers, and for that we are extremely grateful. Please continue to keep Chris, Karen, Brenden and Jaxson in your prayers.

The Baty Family and the Stratton Family



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2 responses to “A message from Chris’s and Karen’s families

  1. PAT

    HAPPINESS is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!!!

    Lets all jump in with all we can do for such a deserving family,who have lived through these last years with GRACE & FAITH! LETS ALL FIND SOME HAPPINESS & MEANING TO OUR OWN LIVES BY GIVING!! (WHAT WE CAN) YOU CAN NOT DO EVERYTHING BUT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING!!!

  2. Taisa Diedrich

    Interesting timing…I do a colon cancer fundraiser every year, in memory of my Mom now and the money is raised for our Get Your Rear in Gear team. I was not happy to learn where the money went last year for Get Your Rear in Gear walk and have been wanting to find an organization to donate to where the money goes to a specific family dealing with cancer. Well, I guess I know exactly who the money will be going to. My fundraiser will be in March and you can bet the money is going to the Baty family! Count me in!

    Taisa Diedrich

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