The Rock Foundation was created in the summer of 1999, by the staff of 95.7 The Rock. For the past 15 years, you've helped us help individuals, organizations and families in time of need. Since the Foundations inception, we have been humbled by the continued support and generosity of you, the kick-ass Rock listener.
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On Wednesday 4/4/18 Amy was at work when she experienced a series of symptoms which included visual distortion, speech distortion, nausea, sweating, and a headache. She later was seen in the emergency room at Gundersen Health System where a CT scan was done to rule out possible migraine with aura. CT scan revealed a mass on her left temporal lobe of her brain. Thus she underwent a MRI to obtain better imaging of this mass. Thursday 4/5/18 (The day Amy's life was change forever) the Neurosurgeon read the MRI and explained that from the looks of it the mass was at least a grade 2 tumor and could possibly be removed with radiation and chemotherapy to follow. At this time it was highly recommended to have a biopsy of the tumor to get more information as to the type, grade and extent. On Friday 4/6/18 (the day Amy's family and friends will never forget as the ball didn't only drop but came in like a wrecking ball) Amy underwent a brain biopsy. Following the biopsy the Neurosurgeon informed her and her family based on preliminary report she has a high grade Glioma that is aggressive and requires aggressive treatment.
Amy will have numerous appointments and procedures for the foreseeable future, so an event is being planned at the Witoka Tavern & Reception Hall on 8/19 to help support Amy, her husband Chris and 3 young children during this time. Events to include a meal, silent & live auction and wine pull. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969684816680463/
If you would like to donate or volunteer please contact us on this page or call Holly Bergler 507-459-5376, Amber Wundrow 507-459-2083, Erin Zeimer 507-313-4034 or Lorie McNally 507-450-4613.
Hannah Rosemeyer (daughter of Ryan and Lauren Rosemeyer of Fennimore, WI) was diagnosed on April 4, 2018 with Telangiectatic Osteosarcoma, a very rare bone cancer, which makes up less than 4% of all Osteosarcomas. On top of having this rare type of disease she us also quite young (2 1/2 years old) which makes her case all the more rare. Hannah's treatment plan will be carried out for 6 cycles of 5 weeks each and having surgery close to the half way mark of her treatment to remove the tumor and evaluate how her cancer is responding to her chemo.
All proceeds from this benefit (6/30) will go to help offset cost incurred throughout her treatment and recovery.
Enjoy a scenic motorcycle ride to benefit this courageous little girl's fight to beat cancer.
Registration: 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $10 per rider
Kickstands up at noon!
Silent Auction: 10:30 am - 6 pm
Many great prizes!
**Open to the public**
Stop in all day to purchase tickets
To donate or more information call 608-391-2461
Bridget and Jake lost their home to an accidental fire earlier this week. Thankfully no one was home. The house is a total loss. The property was bulldozed and their is literally nothing left. With the loss of their home, Bridget, Jake and their 4 children have no permanent residence and staying with family... friend of the couple has started a GOFUNDME to help them get back on the feet: https://www.gofundme.com/help-bridget-amp-jake
Chris Wruck, who lives in and serves as a Dispatcher in Merillian has had IgA nephropathy (also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) lodges in your kidneys) since he was a child and is in need of a kidney transplant (as of 4/19/18 he's at 19% kidney function), which he has scheduled for in August. Due to the out of pocket cost and the cact that Chris will need to take extensive time off from work, his friends and family are throwing a benefit on the 19th with 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, food, and live music from the Charcoal Road Band at Sand Creek Brewing Co. from 5-9 in Black River Falls for more info on Chris's story and his benefit, visit the rock foundation page at 95.7 the rock.com
Rykal was diagnosed with pneumonia on Dec 10th 2017 and transported to Madison Children's Hospital on Dec. 13th with Pneumococcal HUS. HUS is a rare disease that killed his healthy red blood cells and put him into complete kidney failure. From Dec.17th to Dec.28th Rykal was on dialysis 24 hour a day. Rykal was then changed to a dialysis cycler which he is still on every night. On Feb. 28th we found out that Rykal is still in complete kidney failure and will need a kidney transplant. If you would like to follow Rykal’s story please go to his Facebook page Rykal’s Progress. A benefit for Rykal will be held at Champions Riverside Resort on May 5th from 10a-7p, details: Rykal Wasson Benefit Facebook Event Page
Last summer, Tammie Hanson was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, since then Tammie has gone through countless hours of treatments, days of travel back and forth to Madison and recieved a bone marrow transplant at which time she went into remission. In February after another check up Tammie was told she would need to do treatment all over again and receive another bone marrow transplant, Tammie's fight is not over so her friends and family are throwing her a benefit at Blair Sportsman's CLub on Saturday the 21st from 1-10p, for more details head to Tammie's Benefit Facebook Event Page!
Pam Hegenbart was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in early September of last year and not long after underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy, after which there were complications adding 3 surgeries in 5 weeks. After that she went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments which will be followed up with 10 years of hormone replacement therapy. Due to this diagnosis and treatment Pam was unable to work and bills have stacked up so a benefit will be held Sunday April 22nd at the Holmen American Legion from 9-2. Facebook Event Page
Jerry Stoeckly was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma after multiple treatments of extensive radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery he was diagnosed with terminal cancer March 16th. He has a very short time left and is leaving behind 2 beautiful girls as well as his beloved family and friends. Please join us for live music w/ Izzy, food, and raffles to celebrate his life and the many lives he touched!