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Starting A Fresh Chapter in India

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Chris Otto

THE STORY:

Since my Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis last July, there were many thoughts that went thru my mind including the fact that life as I know it was now a thing of the past!  How do I go about handling my "new normal" or how do I start my next journey/chapter. 

I've been selected to join the tribe at A Fresh Chapter through Cross-Cultural Solutions and live out my passion of volunteering and helping others. But now I have the opportunity to take my passion to the next level and  volunteer in New Dehli, India.

This trip will bring me together with individuals around the world who also have a passion for volunteering and have faced their version of adversity/loss/life challenges.  We will take our fears and loss and turn them into a positive by helping others even less fortunate than ourselves. 

I don't want to be remembered as someone who died of Stage IV cancer, but rather someone who lived out her dreams and helped people live a better life, whether it be in Slinger, Wisconsin or across the globe. I want to share my experiences with my boys and have them follow in my footsteps. I want them to be proud of what I accomplished as those life lessons will stick with them forever. I want them to see that there is LIFE after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Audacious and hopeful, A Fresh Chapter's mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering and meaningful travel.  In March, 2016 I will be joining other people impacted by cancer for a 2-week volunteer program in India.  Whether spending time with disabled women at Mother Theresa's, working with kids at an underfunded daycare in one of Delhi's slums, or helping underserved youth through a career empowered program, I will build new connections, gain perspective, and step beyond my story of cancer to help create a ripple of good in the world.  To be honest, I am a little scared but I'm also very excited about what this opportunity will bring. 

Now, one of the things I have never been good at is asking others for help, which is something I could also work on while in India.  But fundraising is part of this trip and considering I leave in 27 days, my fundraising needs to be wrapped up by Saturday, February 27th.  The money I raise on this site will cover program costs, accommodations, meals, and volunteering and planning costs. Any denomination is appreciated and all funds raised go toward my mission volunteer trip. Lastly, any money raised above my goal will help to fund grants and scholarships so others can have the same opportunity.

Thank you in advance, I commit to paying your genorosity forward and I'm both honored and blessed to have the opportunity to join this tribe and have this incredible experience.

A Fresh Chapter (Alliance Foundation) is a Project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations will be used to cover program related costs and all US donations of $100+ are eligible for a tax receipt. 

 

 

 

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$3,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Awesome Sister Julie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,025

  • Marti Smith

    $100

  • Karen Berg

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sara Mierow

    $100

  • The Monroe's

    $100

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    $100

  • Jimenez Family

    $30

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    $100

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  • The Gartzke Family

    $50

  • The Schoenke's

    $100

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    $100

  • Scott & Michelle Fleischmann

    $100

  • Mark Anderson

    $100

  • Maria Moran

    $50

  • Mom Abrams

    $50

  • Dan Charles

    $25

  • The Stanke's

    $100

  • Amy & Andy Smith

    $25

  • Amy Schwabenlender

    $50

  • King family

    $25

  • The Starzmans

    $50

  • Patricia Giampetroni

    $30

  • The Laufenberg Family

    $50

  • Candice Altenburg & Adam Wojtasiak

    $50

  • Mary Buelow

    $25

  • Tim & Shelly Schulteis

    $50

  • Susan Paulick

    $100

  • The Nehm's

    $50

  • Kristen Maskala

    $100

  • Coker

    $50

  • Jackie Quandt

    $50

  • Chris Prah and Liz Carner

    $100

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70% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $31,069 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kristin Westbrook

Amount Raised

$5,970

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Heather Caro

Amount Raised

$5,495

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Morgan K

Amount Raised

$4,905

 

98% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sheila Johnson-Glover

Amount Raised

$4,430

 

89% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Chris Otto

Amount Raised

$3,510

 

70% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Ashley Myers-Turner

Amount Raised

$2,820

 

56% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Eliel Morell

Amount Raised

$1,345

 

22% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Bin Mclaurin

Amount Raised

$1,125

 

23% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris Prah and Liz Carner

Chris Prah and Liz Carner

DONATION: $100

Enjoy! Sending prayers for safe travels, protection, a strong body, and an amazing experience! Shine bright Chris! 2 years ago

Jackie Quandt

Jackie Quandt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Coker

Coker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kristen Maskala

Kristen Maskala

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Nehm's

The Nehm's

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Susan Paulick

Susan Paulick

DONATION: $100

Blessings! 2 years ago

Tim & Shelly Schulteis

Tim & Shelly Schulteis

DONATION: $50

We love you! Have a Great trip! Don't forget to go mammarattizi with the pictures! 2 years ago

Mary Buelow

Mary Buelow

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Candice Altenburg & Adam Wojtasiak

Candice Altenburg & Adam Wojtasiak

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Laufenberg Family

The Laufenberg Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago