Karen Schmitz Fundraiser
Karen Schmitz is fighting Stage 3 Breast Cancer. During the last few months she has undergone a vigorous regime of four different chemotherapy infusions and hospitalized for adverse reactions. Through sheer perseverance and determination, Karen has continued to work fulltime during treatment, however due to the hospital stay, has exhausted her PTO and will deplete it with upcoming surgery. As she recovers, she will not have any income and will pay out-of-pocket for insurance premiums. Karen is the wife of Paul Schmitz (elementary teacher at Kindred Public School) and mother of two, Abigail (20) and McKenzie (17). She is also a sister, aunt and friend to many. She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling to warm places, cheering on the Kindred Vikings, reading and spending time with friends.
Money raised will be used to support loss of income, treatment, insurance premiums and other out-of-pocket expenses. Lend A Hand Up will boost your donation by 20% when you donate online. Cash/Check donations must be made directly to Karen Schmitz and dropped by Cornerstone Bank | 2280 45th St S | Fargo, ND 58104. Please consider a donation or other assistance as you are able.