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2010 TDK Recipients:

TDK Recipients

  • Courtney Ann Chriscoe eight year old vibrant daughter of David and Michelle Chriscoe.  Courtney is an active little girl who enjoys school, playing softball and  spending time with her family and  friends.  Courtney was born with complex Gastrointestinal issues which limit her independence.  She had endured several different surgeries since her birth to correct the complications and has since been in/out of hospitals for illness as issues continue to arise. These surgeries are a surmounting financial concern for her family.  This summer Courtney has been scheduled for a surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for another surgery with an expert in the field of Gastrointestinal complications in children.  In this time mom has lost her job and insurance coverage and the family will have to look into a Cobra Policy which is extremely expensive as Single Policy Insurance Companies will not cover Courtney because of her medical history.  The surgery will hold many financial implications for the family, however the surgery is deemed a necessity for Courtney to gain her independence and enjoy all activities little girls participate in Courtney is a blessing to her community and a much deserved recipient for Tour de Kale’s financial support.

7/19/2010 Update - TDK Recipient Courtney and her family will be leaving for Cincinnati. on July 28th.  Their home address is 7314 Old NC Hwy 49 Denton NC 27239. Hospital address will be posted as soon as we recieve it.

  • Missy is 43 years old and is the wife of Mark Bean.  Mark grew up on George Tysinger Rd and was neighbors with Kale.

       Mark and Missy will celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary this year and have made their home in Denton. They have 3 children Cody and Tori (that attend South Davidson) and Cory who graduated from South.  They also have 2 grandsons.

        It has been 3 years since she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Peritoneal Cancer.  The family was on vacation in Orlando Florida and early-on Missy became extremely ill.  She was transported from their resort to a local hospital and after a day or so the doctors delivered the devastating news.

       Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that develops in the abdomen.  Treatment for peritoneum cancer varies depending on a number of factors such as what stage the cancer is in, how extensively the cancer has metastasized and the patient’s overall general health.

        Missy was diagnosed with stage 4 and immediately had surgery.  She began her cancer treatments at Wake Forest and about a year ago after lengthy research, decided to turn to the Cancer Center of America in Chicago for more advanced treatment options.  She has been in chemotherapy since she was diagnosed and now every month she flies to Chicago.  The doctors there specialize in treating more complex and advanced stage cases.  Collectively her care team helps her fight cancer while also helping her to maintain her overall well being.  She not only receives chemotherapy but nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicines, oncology rehabilitation, mind-body medicine and spiritual support.  

         Missy had to leave her position as Phlebotomist at Corner Stone Health Care in High Point when she was diagnosed and has not been able to work since.  Mark works as a team supervisor at Thomas Built Buses.  You can imagine the extra expenses they have incurred while trying to save her life.  She has more than 10 prescriptions monthly, flights monthly to Chicago (which she has to have a companion with her), food and lodging while there, and the mounting medical bills from Florida to Chicago and many hospitals in between. 

     Medical insurance does not cover everything associated with this catastrophic illness.

Missy Bean, one of TDK recipients for this year passed away 4/13/2010. Got some e-mails from people and ask TDK how it will now work as far as Beneficiary: Beneficiary is chosen by individuals and their families so 50% of the proceeds will still go to Mark and his family. Thank You from TDK

Mrs. Melissa Darlene Tiller Bean, 43, a resident of 781 Clarksbury Church Road, died Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010 in the High Point Regional Hospital. She was born February 10, 1967 in Buchanan County, Virginia, a daughter of Walter Ralph Tiller and Darlene Adams Tiller. She was employed with Cornerstone Health Care in Jamestown. Mrs. Bean was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Denton and the WMU Ladies Circle of the church. She loved making crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. On June 27, 1997 she was married to Mark Bean, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Victoria Needham of the home; sons, Cory Deel and Cody Deel, both of Denton; her mother, Darlene A. Tiller of Lexington; grandchildren, Coy Deel and Colby Deel; brothers, Anthony Tiller and wife Jeri of Trinity and Chris Tiller and wife Laura of Lexington; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services  held Friday, April 16, 2010 at 3 P.M. in Faith Baptist Church in Denton, with Rev. Freddie Moretz officiating.. The family request memorials be directed to Faith Baptist Church, 4518 Shiptontown Road, Denton, N.C. 27239. On-line condolences may be sent to the Bean family at www.jcgreenandsons.com

TourdeKale Denton NC,
Mar 25, 2010, 5:39 PM