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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pregnant and Pancreatic Cancer: Home-Schooling Mother of 4 Desperately Needs Our Help This Christmas

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Please, Let's Help Tim & Michelle Please, Let's Help Tim & Michelle
Dear Friends:

A dear friend of The Remnant needs our help. David and Kamela  Gleason are rock-solid traditional Catholics who've been friends and supporters of The Remnant for decades. Kam's family (the Cascio Family) were very close friends of the late, great Father Vincent Schneider of Kenosha, Wisconson, who older readers will surely recall as the longtime Remnant contributor, close friend of Michael Davies, and the gentle giant of Lilly Lake who spent years crossing swords with the infamous heretic, Archbishop Rembert Weakland.

Kam's Traditional Catholic family is in need this Christmas, and I'm asking the Remnant family to consider helping out. If you're looking for a good traditional Catholic cause to support during this holy season of giving, well this is it. 

Kam's letter posted on appears below.  She did not ask me to post this appeal, by the way, and in fact has no idea that we're doing so. But when you take one look at Kam's brother's beautiful family in need and read her letter, I think you'll agree that this is a most worthy and urgent cause to support.

Many thanks, and a blessed and holy Advent season to one and all.  

In Christo Rege,
Michael J. Matt

Dear Friends:
My brother’s wife, Michelle, recently learned that she has pancreatic cancer. At 21 weeks pregnant, she underwent major surgery on November 10th, 2015 to remove her spleen and 50% of her pancreas. Michelle has been recovering slowly while their baby girl continues to thrive and grow in utero. The baby is due March 25th, 2016. The doctors informed Tim and Michelle that this is a very aggressive form of cancer which remains active. They are recommending intensive cancer treatments after the baby is born.

Their youngest child was born March 2015 with Down’s Syndrome. He participates in the Early Therapy Intervention Program bi-weekly and is a very happy 9 month-old who has been a real joy to their family! Next in line is his three-year old sister who loves to keep up with the older girls.

Michelle homeschools the two oldest girls, who are very good students. Since Michelle’s surgery, it has been necessary to have additional assistance in the home during the week so that Tim may continue working to provide for the family along with maintaining their health insurance.

Their parish community has been very supportive to the family during this time; Tim and Michelle are extremely grateful for their kindness and generous donations of food, prayers, and childcare. The Cascios are members of St. Stanislaus parish in Milwaukee:

Along with her excellent doctors, Michelle has entrusted her medical condition to Our Lady of Good Success through the intercession of Mother Mariana Francisca de Jesus Torres. The novena to Our Lady of Good Success is included below if you would like to join them in prayer.

Please help support the Cascio family through your prayers and, if possible, financial contributions. Your donations will be used for medical expenses, home and child care needs, and the future welfare of the family. All donations will be transferred directly to Tim.

If you have any questions, please email us at
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If preferred, you may also mail checks to:

The Timothy Cascio Fund
PO Box 1125
Kenosha, WI 53141

Thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support!

David and Kamela (Cascio) Gleason
Kenosha, WI

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.