Thursday, July 31, 2014

An Unseen hero says thank you!

This is Audrey and she is one of our unseen heroes and has been going through some pretty aggressive treatment for cancer.  Here is what her niece had to say:

'My aunt, Audrey, received a beautiful unexpected gift this afternoon from Layers of Hope - Quilting 911! She's a dispatcher in California and had surgery this past month to remove a brain tumor. She is about to start six weeks of radiation in Houston, TX, followed by a year of chemotherapy. It was so touching to receive this wonderful gift! Thank you to everyone involved in this loving organization.'

Here is Audrey's story:
Redwood City (CA) Dispatcher in Need of Support
This is a shameless request for help for one of our dispatchers Audrey Scott.  Audrey is a 19-Year Veteran dispatcher, tactical dispatcher, communications training officer, POST instructor – loves being a dispatcher J (supervisor’s dream employee)
In June, Audrey underwent significant brain surgery to remove a tumor from the front left lobe area…  unfortunately the test results came back “grade 3” brain cancer.
Her family is back in Texas and she will be going to Dallas immediately to stay in what was supposed to be her “retirement” home and travel back and forth to Houston to the MD Anderson Cancer Center for heavy doses of both chemo and radiation.  She will have to stay in hotels weekly during the 3 to 6 months of her treatment because the drive is about 4 hours.
We were devastated to hear the latest news on Audrey but kicked into gear to try and help her with her unexpected medical expenses and travel & hotel costs while she fights to beat this dreadful disease.
We launched a Gofundme account and t shirt fundraiser (black t shirt, great to wear under uniforms) to help her with extra costs involved.  The response has been amazing!  A true testament to the Audrey we know and love.  She is ALWAYS the first in line to help someone in need.
Here are the links if you can help or forward – we would so appreciate it!
Click here to read Audrey’s story:
Click here to purchase a t-shirt:
Thanks for your time,
Jackie Pace
Communications Manager

We at Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 are saying prayers for this amazing unseen hero and if you would like to send her a letter or card of encouragement please send to and make sure she knows you are part of Layers of Hope - Quilting 911:
Audrey Scott
3625 high road
Flower mound, TX

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

In following your blog I've gotten so excited to see what you are doing with your quilting. What a blessing you and your quilts have been to others. That is what quilting truly is all about isn't it. Great job