In memory of Mary Elizabeth Galloway

Mary Elizabeth Galloway, 11-3-54- 3-14-14. She was diagnosed with Addison's Disease in 1998 and fought a very long and courageous battle with it. She was married to the love of her life, Ronny Galloway. She had two sons,
Ray (daughter in law Laurie) and Reggie, with two grand children
Zane and Lynnley Rae.


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In Memory of Cristopher Michael Castetter

Cristopher Michael Castetter, age 29, of Millersburg, IN passed away on Friday, January 03, 2014 from complications of Addison's disease. He was born on May 6, 1984. Cris graduated from Westview High School in 2003, and was working at Elkhart Plastics. He was a member of Topeka Methodist Church and enjoyed playing video games, activities at the lake, Notre Dame sports, and also followed University of Kentucky basketball. Cris was known and loved for his carefree and easygoing spirit. Slow to anger and quick to forgive were qualities that were appreciated by all who knew him. He never worried about tomorrow and lived each day in the moment. Cris was deeply loved by his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his mother, Donna (John) Reese of Elkhart, his father Kit (Kim) Castetter of Millersburg; a son, Daemien Bianski of Huntertown, six siblings, Kevin (Heidi) Castetter of Millersburg, Kelli (Mitchell) McDonald of Albion, Morgan and Aubrey Leonard of Millersburg, Tex (Tina) Reese of West Chester, OH, Vanessa (Jeff) Niewiadomski of Parrish, FL; also surviving are grandparents, Harry and Stana Castetter of Millersburg, Herb and Linda Bergman of Wolcottville; three nephews, Kyler, Karsten, Cameron and a niece, Olivia.

Our family hopes this tribute will serve two purposes. The first is to honor Cris' memory for all of the ways he touched our lives. Words cannot express the profound sadness and loss we feel nor can they begin to describe the pure joy and happiness he brought to our lives. The second hope is that this tribute will serve as a testimonial to others with Addison's disease. The spirit that Cris possessed, while endearing in many ways, ultimately led to his death. Cris didn't take seriously or worry about taking his medications, an Addison's crisis, wearing a Medical Alert bracelet, or planning for sickness/injury. If one person with Addison's disease sees themselves in this scenario and is prompted to make changes that could be life saving for them, our hope will have been realized.


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In memory of Mary Mathilda (Moreland) Sledge

Mary Mathilda (Moreland) Sledge of Choctaw passed from this life into the Kingdom of God Sunday morning, November 17, 2013. Born November 7, 1934, Mary had just celebrated her 79th birthday.
Family was Mary's greatest joy: husband of 59 years, Thomas Walker Sledge; Children Dale (DeAnne) and Elizabeth (Mike); seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was tirelessly devoted to
her family and will be dearly missed.
Mary was diagnosed with Addison's Disease in 1982 and bravely faced a multitude of challenges associated with this disease. Her family would like to thank the many health-care professionals who gently cared for Mary over the years. In honor of Mary, the family is requesting memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation, www.nadf.us. Through your support of Mary, further research can be done to improve diagnosis and treatment of these rare auto-immune diseases.


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In memory of Nicole Leah Brown  

Nicole Leah Brown, age 36, passed away in her home on September 15th. Nicole was born in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Northmont High School in 1995. Before becoming ill, Nicole pursued her passion for nursing and helping others, working at Miami Valley Hospital as a nursing assistant. She poured her loving and generous heart into her family and friends and despite her illness did all she could to put others first at any cost. Nikki's unique sense of humor and inspiring strength will continue to touch the lives of her friends and family long after her passing. Nicole suffered with Addison's, Cushing's, Hashimoto, COPD and numerous auto immune diseases for many years, being misdiagnosed and mistreated due to the medical field's lack of knowledge and treatment of such rare diseases. It is our hope to raise awareness and educate others who have the challenge of facing and dealing with auto-immune diseases. Our family is so grateful for your support and donation to this foundation. We feel that it is a wonderful way to honor Nicole's life that was cut tragically short by these destructive diseases.


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In memory of Phyllis Riley

Phyllis was born in Middleton Ohio on October 28, 1932. She went home to the Lord on January 23, 2013 after a brave, endless battle with multiple illnesses including Addison's Disease. Phyllis tirelessly devoted all of her adult life to her family; she was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Never too busy to lend a hand or an ear when needed, you could always count on Phyll to tell things the way they were, usually with a smile. She enjoyed pets, horticulture, antiquing and ice cream. Phyllis is preceded in death by her mother Dora; husband Walter, Brother Bob and son Mike. She is survived by her children; Steve (Sandy), Phillip (Janet), David (Melissa), Linda (Brad) and Susan. Grandchildren: Angie (Mark), Matt, Dirk (Natalie), Chris, Ben, Rachel, Nick A., Nick S., Jacob, Hannah, Luke, and Great Grandchild Dietrich. As well as an endless amount of relatives, friends, and acquaintances. She will be greatly missed and thought of always.

Phyllis will be laid to rest in her home state of Ohio at Rose Hill Cemetery with graveside services.


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In memory of Pauline Baxter

Pauline Baxter, self diagnosed in the late 1980s, died
January 11, 2013 at the age of 73 from multiple complications from Addison's Disease. Through her 20+ years fighting this disease, we have found it difficult and challenging to find family practice doctors in small rural America that have the awareness and education to treat and manage this life threatening illness. Through constant research and doctors, she was able to finally find a specialist to manage her disease. Through your prayers and contributions, her story like many unknown can be told for awareness and any thoughtful contributions will allow the NADF to spread critical information to patients, family and friends like you.


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In memory of Juanita Williams


Juanita had Addison's for 50+ years.

She passed away on Sunday, April 8th, 2012.


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A Tribute to my Sister, Janell Rae Hewitt Janel

Janell, or “Nellie” as we all called her, completed our family when she was born June 19, 1964, the baby of the family. Please click here for the full tribute.

Complications from the Addison’s Disease, along with other underlying conditions, took her from us on August 28, 2011, at the young age of 47 years.





Thank you for your generous donations to the Christie M. Williams Race for Awareness. Together we raised over $8,000! See the race results here.


Jamie Williams' 2010 Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser in Honor and Memory of her Dear Sister Christie

With over 100 in attendance, which included such notaries as retired San Francisco 49er Wide Receiver Dwight Clark, and silent auction items such as a signed picture, CD and harmonica from Huey Lewis, a signed football from Dwight Clark, volleyball signed by Kerri Walsh (Olympics winner), a hockey stick signed by members of the 2009-2010 Sharks team, and a jersey signed by the 2008/2009 Sharks team, Jamie Williams’ Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser was a great success, raising an astounding $6,235.03 for NADF and adrenal patients!

Jamie hopes "to see everyone out there next year…whatever event I end up putting together. And thank you for celebrating Christie and helping her memory live on."



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In memory of

Christie Marie Williams


Christie, at the age of 23, passed away on March 3, 2009 in her San Jose home. Her death was related to Addison’s Disease, which she was diagnosed with last June.

The family is asking, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in her name to the National Adrenal Disease Foundation.
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