From: Tina Halbakken

 

I want to say thank you and how much I appreciate all the help, generosity, input and hard work that everyone has done for this recent benefit to be a success. I appreciate it more than I can even say, and I know a lot of people did not know what I was going through. I didn’t know where this journey was going to take me, but I knew I was given this mountain to move and oh, I have done it. I went through extensive surgery, chemo, medications and all that jazz to come out the other side feeling so strong and proud of myself. I wanted to wait until after chemo to see how I was going to feel because I wanted to be a part of this benefit and celebration. It has been very tough all the way around, physically, mentally and definitely financially not only for me but my friends and family as well, but the other side of it is sure beautiful.