Welcome to Amanda Kofoed's Caring Bridge! No one ever wants to start a website to keep track of a sick loved one, but here we are, right? We are all devastated to be here, but also hopeful for a good ending to this story.
In early October 2016, Amanda found a lump under her arm. After a quick series of doctor visits, tests, scans, and a biopsy, it was confirmed that Amanda has Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma (a type of blood cancer) and that she has progressed to stage 3. She will receive 6 months of intensive chemotherapy in hopes of a full recovery from the cancer, and we are praying she can get back to her normal life sometime next year.
Amanda and her husband Clint have four beautiful children; Penelope is 7, Oliver is 6, Finnegan is 4, and Piper is 3. They also have two bloodhound dogs (Gus and Mabel), a house to care for, Clint's full time job with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, and Amanda was one semester away from completing her teaching degree at Northwest Nazarene University before her oncologist advised her to dropout and immediately begin treatment. That is a lot of moving pieces to now be rearranged, handled, and cared for while also trying to get Amanda well again.
Which is why we need your help.
This page has updates on Amanda's cancer journey, a link to a GoFundMe where we are trying to raise all of the funds for enormous medical bills, an email sign up list for those of you who want to know when and how to help, and a meal calendar to help feed this family as they fight through the coming battles.
But most importantly, will you pray with us? All of the meals and errands and money in the world will never be as important as our steadfast, faithful prayer. We will post prayer requests and prayers of thanks occasionally, but let us always, always be praying for healing and for peace in the midst of this storm. Thank you for joining us in this battle, our fellow warriors and friends. We appreciate you, and we will fight for Amanda!
"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:50