From the depths of my soul...... Thank you
November 05, 2016
As someone who found out they had 6-12 months to live and Metastatic breast cancer in an emergency room in November 2013, most of you who know me have continually asked me ” what can I do for you?” since that diagnosis. As a person who has a hard time asking for help, I am humbly asking you to help me now. I am asking that you help me go with A Fresh Chapter to Peru to help me rejuvenate and heal my soul, while also helping the people of Peru.
I have the opportunity to be of service to women, children and men affected by cancer, and to experience it all with others like me.
Between the misdiagnosis of my NOT having cancer, to numerous failed treatments, repeated radiation treatments,injections, progression of my disease, loss of my career, debilitating pain, and the loss of my old way of life, this disease is a roller-coaster. Honestly, I have not said this to most people, but I miss my old life. Alot. Constantly. And I kept trying to get it back. The reality is, I am finding that is just not possible. That is hard to accept for me.
Most of you know that I needed a purpose in my life after diagnosis, so I started advocating for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, for Metastatic Breast Cancer research funding and for mets patients almost two years ago. I love being a breast cancer advocate now, and have helped many cancer patients find their way.
However, personally, I truly feel my soul needs a fresh start. A fresh chapter in my life to re-find my Joy again, to heal myself, and in the process, assist in healing others in the world less fortunate as I. I want to experience the humanity of Peru, and in turn, remember my own. I want to create a ripple of good in the World as my legacy.
A Fresh Chapter’s mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering and meaningful travel. I will not only be a “ cancer patient” , I will be a volunteer and global cancer ambassador in communities where cancer is often veiled in shame, secrecy and stigma.
A Fresh Chapter is a project in affiliation with Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a non-profit public charity. Donations will be used to cover program costs, and all donations in the U.S. are tax deductable. Any donations over $100.00 will receive a tax receipt. My goal is $6,500.00.
Whether you can help with $25, $50, $100, or $1,000.00, I sincerely thank you for giving through me to help the people of Peru, and I thank you for helping me start a Fresh chapter in my life.