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Out of difficulties grow miracles. Jean De La Bruyere
May 06, 2013 by Stacey Schuette

The source of my motivation for doing this bike ride and fundraiser, is the life of Mary P. Swanson. Mary was a person of strong faith. But what was special about her was that she not only "talked the talk" but she "walked the walk" too! She was kind and generous to everyone and anyone. She served the homeless and mentally ill. She helped welcome people to christianity by hosting gatherings at her home and sharing the gospel with others. She loved children, and ran a home day care that has been remembered fondly by former students as the best day care ever! She was the "hostess with the mostess" and had bonfires, booyas, birthday parties, Christmas cookie baking parties, and carnivals for the kids. Mary had Acute Myeloid Leukemia, but AML did not have her. She continued to make time with friends, and volunteer when she could. Her sense of humor was present through it all. Having lost her hair with chemo, she dressed up for Halloween as Jack the pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean! She also had an adventurous side. She was known to dive from cliffs on the edge of the Temperance River in northern Minnesota. Adventure was her middle name, so it is fitting that I should participate in this adventure of a bike ride around Lake Tahoe to honor Mary!

Thank you for your donations, and may God's blessings fill your lives with joy!

Matthew 17:20 20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
May 06, 2013

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Supporter Comments

    "Mary you are remembered so fondly by our family. Just one of those with a beautiful heart. You are missed by many."

    Lori Robinson

    Wed May 15 10:03:33 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Stacey!"

    Kristine Ferdinandt

    Fri May 24 01:20:27 EDT 2013

    "You are amazing Stacey!"

    Jennifer Cavalluzzi

    Fri May 03 06:17:01 EDT 2013

    "brewery tou"

    Linda Smith

    Wed May 01 07:02:22 EDT 2013

    "Go Stacey, go!!!!"

    Dianna McCartan

    Mon Apr 29 11:04:53 EDT 2013

    "Good Job Mama!!"

    Sam Hamann

    Tue Apr 23 10:27:47 EDT 2013

    "Bless your heart! Even though this sounds a bit crazy... Good luck! "

    Nicole Good

    Mon Feb 11 02:26:08 EST 2013

    "My friend Stacey lost her dear friend Mary to leukemia and my friend Becky's six year old granddaughter Annika has leukemia. "

    DeAnna Slevin

    Tue Jun 04 07:30:34 EDT 2013

    "pedel your heart out"

    mark towsley

    Mon May 20 07:16:20 EDT 2013

    "We are behind you all the way ( well, except for going UP the hills!!!) Looking forward to serving the world with you when you return! "

    Communitas Twin Cities

    Wed May 15 03:43:47 EDT 2013

    "Stacey, I am so glad you are riding for our dear and beautiful friend Mary. Mary was the most thoughtful, kind, caring, generous and loving person to not just those who knew her but to strangers as well. It breaks my heart that she was taken from us at such a young age (55)because she lost her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia I miss her tremendously. I will be praying for you as you are riding - you can do it!!!! God bless you my friend, Paula Milne"

    Paula & Bob Milne

    Sat Apr 27 11:32:22 EDT 2013

    "Thanks so much for your participation to this important causeM. And best wishes for a wonderful ride."


    Fri May 03 11:00:39 EDT 2013

    "Go Stacey, Go!!! You are amazing!"

    Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts

    Fri May 17 08:55:35 EDT 2013

    "Love Wins"


    Fri May 17 10:35:40 EDT 2013

    "Thank you Stacey! "

    Millie Springer

    Wed Feb 06 11:54:01 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,260.00 | Goal: $4,100.00
104 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

In Honor of

Mary P. Swanson

My Thanks To

Gary Bailey $1500.00
Sugar Cookies to Peterbil... $510.00
Sam Hamann $240.00
Mark Bisignani $100.00
Louis Hauser $100.00
Communitas Twin Cities $100.00
Stacey Schuette $100.00
Dr. James Wiberg $100.00
Philip Swanson $100.00
Brett Norgaard $100.00
Peter Nord Kortuem $100.00
Purple Phantom $100.00
Dianna McCartan $100.00
Paula & Bob Milne $100.00
Linda Smith $70.00
Alice Evans $60.00
mark towsley $50.00
Agneata Gottinger $50.00
Emily Hendrickson $50.00
Jodi LeFevere $50.00
Yvonne Zachman $40.00
Dean Ortgies $25.00
Kristine Ferdinandt $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Lori Robinson $25.00
Leigh Strassman $25.00
Gerald Samuelson $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Jennifer Cavalluzzi $25.00
Nicole Good $25.00
Paul Connoy $20.00
Stacey Schuette $20.00
DeAnna Slevin  
Timothy Rollwagen  
Millie Springer