The words below are directly from Shaylie
Criss, Stephanie’s daughter:
“To begin this journey again, is indescribable. Our world has been shaken, once again.”
Direct results from the oncologists report:
Unfortunately, this is wide spread colorectal cancer which cannot be cured. In some instances,
we use local therapies to provide local control, but the overall goals of therapy are palliative: to
prolong life, and improve symptoms. Since therapy is not curative, quality of life must be taken
into account. Untreated overall survival is 3-6 months, and 2-3 years with treatment.
“We begin this second journey with a better mindset and healthier lifestyle than last time. We
pray this will lead us to a non-statistical outcome. We pray her young age plays a positive role.
We pray strength, heeling, and hope. We beat this once. And we pray to defy the odds and
defeat this again. We believe in the power of prayer.”
Started by her friends and colleagues at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, their hope for this
fundraiser is to help Stephanie and Shaylie have less to worry about financially and allow more
energy for Stephanie to focus on treatment and getting well. In doing this fundraiser with the
broad social media avenues provided via EPSO, the EPSO Foundation, Shield616, and other law
enforcement agencies, we hope to gain overwhelming financial support from those that “Back
the Blue” nationwide.
Below is one of Stephanie and Shaylie’s favorite Biblical quotes:
Isaiah 58:8-9 – Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly
appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear
guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here