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Padith Homsombath Cancer Benefit

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The family and friends of Padith Homsombath are raising money to help offset the costs of his battle with cancer.

Please help us out and purchase a $10.00 ticket to his fundraiser. (see below)

If you can’t make it to the event, please follow this link to make a secure donation. Any amount helps.


We are looking for donations for our silent auction as well. Gift cards, Gift baskets, sports tickets and memorabilia, etc. Please contact us if you have items to donate or if you know any business owners who can help us out.

We are also looking for people to help out by selling tickets to the benefit, please contact Carrie Betland or Sean Lewis at 763-231-8400 and we will send ticket booklets out to you. seanl@challengemachine.com carrieb@challengemachine.com

Padith Homsombath Cancer Benefit

When: Saturday, September 7th 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Povlitzki’s 8407 NE Plaza Blvd. Spring Lake Park 763.784.7110

Cost: $10.00 donation

Spaghetti Dinner - Silent Auction – Drink Specials – The RICHIEGUNNZ Band

Padith is a 41 year old husband and father of 2; Anthony 14, Tiffany 10 and his beautiful wife Kim. He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 gastric Cancer and his family and friends are raising money to help support his household and pay his medical bills. Please open your heart to this great cause.

A note from Padith...

My name is Padith Homsombath. I am married with two wonderful kids, my son Anthony and daughter Tiffany. Cancer is a term that never crosses my mind. I never imagined that it would play a vital role in my life or at least not this early.

I was diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer several months ago. Not only I was in shock, but I also went into denial. Laying in the hospital bed I questioned the reality, “why and how” about a hundred times. The thoughts that crossed my mind were, “Wait, I’m too young, and my kids are too young.” My family has no history of cancer and the cancer specialist informed me that this type of cancer normally would happen to people in their 60’s. I guess when it comes to cancer it doesn’t discriminate or believe in equal opportunity.

Breaking the news to my family was difficult. When my children finally knew the truth of my diagnosis, they cried endlessly. Life has definitely changed and has become more difficult as I am not able to shoulder some of the life burdens for my family. I watch my wife patiently working day and night tending for me and my father in law. She now has to work from home so she can tend for me. My father in law is just as weak as me going through dialysis three times a week, and I felt so hopeless that I couldn’t lend her a hand. I am now her burden as well. Financially we have needed to tighten our belts even further as we are now reduced to a single income family.

I am extremely blessed through this hardship because of the generosity and great compassion of my true friends, boss, and co-workers at Challenge Machine and Manufacturing Inc. Words cannot explain how thankful I am to everyone! You all have lit up that flame of hope for me. This horrific disease has taught me many valuable lessons. I have embraced the appreciation of the little things I often overlooked before.

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