A benefit for Inwood native, Traci Stubbe, will be Friday, May 17. Stubbe was diagnosed with uterine cancer last November and has undergone subsequent treatments and surgeries since her diagnosis. The funds generated from the event will go to covering some of her medical expenses.
Last fall, Traci was diagnosed with uterine cancer after a routine exam found a large abdominal mass. She immediately began an aggressive treatment plan that consisted of five days of radiation treatment each week for five weeks.
Due to the frequency and intensity of the treatments, Stubbe, who is a behavioral detection officer at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, was unable to work during that time. Regardless, Stubbe explained, “I focused on taking care of myself, getting better.
“I handled it very well. I worked crazy hours at the airport, so I didn’t really notice that I was any more tired than normal,“ Stubbe said.
In March, five weeks after her last radiation treatment, she went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she underwent surgery to remove the 8 centimeter tumor. The operation was successful.
Since her surgery, Stubbe said she is doing great. “I feel amazing now. I probably was tired before, but I feel really good now.”
She will have checkups at Sanford every three months for the next two years. After that, if everything goes well, a new, less frequent checkup schedule will be arranged.
The benefit for her will run from 5-8 p.m. at the Inwood Community Center. In addition to a bake sale and raffle, there will be a freewill dinner and silent auction from 5-7 p.m. A live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m. and will include items such as: two iPads, $1,000 toward a used/new vehicle purchased at Ford and Billion, a male purebred registered Yorkie puppy with all accessories, two kids’ Power Wheels Dune Racers, and more.
If you would like to give a donation, but will not be able to attend the event, you can contact Mindy Lapka, 712-541-2067, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tiffany Blom, 712-470-3123, or email@example.com.