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We’ve been following the journey of Erin Banton for the past couple of years. Erin is married to Travis Banton (Kathy Fouch’s son for longtime OMPers), and they have three young boys.

Erin, who had to leave her job as a beloved teacher at Old Mission Peninsula School, is living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). She recently spent several days in the hospital, where she learned that the fluid in her lungs is cancerous.

Through it all, Erin is a shining light who’s been helping other MBC folks on their journey and doing it all with grace. Read this story that People magazine published about her last year.

In the words of Debra Hartley on the Banton’s Meal Train page:

“Erin’s nothing if not an advocate who keeps teaching us what courage and vulnerability mean. She shares herself with all of us and in doing so has taught me so very much. Follow along if you don’t already, and share often so she can feel the love coming back to her as well as spreading. I hear regularly from people who don’t even know the family, but who have heard her story and follow her blog. Isn’t it amazing the light a single person can shine into this world? Just imagine what brightness we can bring working together.”

Read about Erin’s journey in her own words at her CaringBridge.org blog.

Debra continues:

“Team Banton is still in full effect, and we are firing up our efforts to boost the Bantons even more. Please share the meal train as well as the PayPal link below again and again. Erin is doing her part working harder than we can even imagine, so let’s get behind them and follow her lead! As a growing group, we can help alleviate the financial burden they face, with neither Erin nor Travis being able to work at the moment. Let’s surround that family with love and support, and let them completely focus on getting Erin better.”

Here’s how you can help Team Banton: 

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