04/21/09 – Beverly Ramos has been a longtime , dedicated volunteer search coordinator with Texas EquuSearch.  Her cousin is currently fighting Stage III breast cancer.  This weekend, there is a fundraiser being held in San Antonio to help Lorena and her family raise much needed funds for her treatment.  We invite all who can do so to participate and help Bev’s cousin recevie the treatment she so desperately needs.  For those who cannot attend, we ask that you keep Bev, her cousin and their entire family in your prayers.

BBQ Plates Fund Raiser
Breast Cancer/ Lorena Castro
All funds go directly to help will medical treatment and Bi-Lateral
“Handsome Dan’s Sports Bar”
16510 Pleasanton Rd.
(outside loop 410 past shooting range)
Sat. April 25th!!!!!
Time: 11am -????
Pre-Sale tickets for plates available
Free Delivery for orders over $60.00
Chicken & Sausage with rice, beans & potato salad
$6.00 per plate
Raffle drawing for an assortment of “AWESOME” gift baskets will be
held! !!!!!! ! !! !
Bike Ride Benefit
Motorcycle Rally will be on hand

Map to fundraiser location:

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  1. Johnny J. Castro Jr. on April 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    For those of you who have asked for her email and or other web contact, the following is available to be able to reach lorena with your prayer’s and encouragement.

    Her personal email is : lorraine-101@hotmail.com and her personal Web page donated by Beverly Ramos & Family is:

    Thanks again,

  2. Johnny J. Castro Jr. on April 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Lorena has surgery in the moring / Fri. May 1st 2009… She is getting the port-a-cath so she can start her Chemo in days. Please support Lorena (Lorraine), in prayer and your thoughts and encouraging words! They really have made a difference for her…. I watch her … when someone she never knew before writes or emails and her eye’s light up… she is always so humbled that others do care. I’m glad you all out there take the time to write comments…. trust me… they are not a waste of time! They are hope and thats why I urge you all to keep in touch with her. I love her with all my heart…. I just want you all to know that I appreciate your encouragement you give to my wife and the many prayers.

    Johnny J. Castro Jr.

  3. ALVIN AND JAN TIPPS on April 26, 2009 at 2:32 PM



  4. Johnny J Castro Jr on April 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Well the BBQ Plate Sale came & went and was a great success. We had so many people come out and help try to sell these plates. Beverly in Action is something Else!! When she sets her mind on doing something, she goes all the way and then some. Thank YOU all who have been with us either thru prayer or physical support and even those that gave donations to the medical fund. I was blessed to survive a head on collision at 70mph in 2002 but it left me disabled & it’s been a blessing to have people step in an help. It’s unfortunate that Lorraine didn’t have insurance but even if she didn’t there is so much costs involved that it’s a strain on anyone out there. Thank you to my cousin Beverly & all of her friends. I will keep you posted as well on our Website that Beverly bought for us at http://www.lorenacastro.com and you can follow or journey and all the beautiful people that God has sent our way.

  5. Terri on April 24, 2009 at 7:24 AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…Lorena (Lorraine is my sister). Thanks is so little to say to all of you praying, supporting and thinkging of her. Thank you Beverly. We will see you on Saturday. And Lorraine, I love you! XO

  6. John Castro on April 23, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Hello everyone, I’m Johnny, Lorena’s husband….. and I just wanted to let you all know that you lifted up our spirits with the support you have shown on this site.
    You all are a unique type of people to begin with in that you all already have your hearts in the right direction. That’s why you do what you do. It comes natural to you all in that YOU ARE ALL GIVER’S and even now you have given again in the time of need. Thank you all for the support !! Lorraine (Lorena), I alway have known her as Lorraine…. Lorena is her birth name….. anyway she is so touched by your support and today….. She has a Big Smile on her face because of this Reaching Out you all have done.

    Thank You All & God Bless each & everyone of you folks.
    What indeed special people you all are !!!!!
    Johnny & Lorena Castro

  7. CAROLYN on April 23, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    Lorena, with Beverly as your cousin, you will have the best fight ever against this illness. Beverly has done an Awesome job putting together this fundraiser , for you and your family, to help just a little through this most difficult time in your lives. Beverly keep up the good work! you’re the best!!! ….and Casrtro Family, keep your faith and thank God for wonderful people like Bev !! and such a supportive family!!!

  8. LLANA BANKS on April 21, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    To Bev cousin,

    Hang in there breast cancer is a tough battle. With prayers and family and friends the battle can be fought with tooth and nail. I hope your treatments go smoothly and easy. Stay strong and stay positive. And Beverly you know u got one heck of a support group. You got us babe….. For Beverly cousin you also will now have the biggest support group.

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