TDK Recipients 2010
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
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
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
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
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.
Mrs. Melissa Darlene Tiller Bean, 43,
a resident of 781 Clarksbury Church
Road, died Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010 in the
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.
condolences may be sent to the Bean family at www.jcgreenandsons.com