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Rachel Mehl's Fundraiser:

Costa Rica Odyssey Volunteer Program

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Rachel Mehl

THE STORY:

Before having cancer, I assumed that the toughest part would be treatment—chemo, surgery, and radiation. To be sure, it was difficult. However, the real challenge is in resuming “normal” life.

Imagine suddenly losing 30lbs of weight. Your wardrobe looks the same, and of course, you still like all the clothes—you picked them, after all--but nothing quite fits anymore. You trip over your now baggy pants; your butt looks flat; you don’t feel nearly as stylish or beautiful in last year’s jacket; and that sweater that once felt so cozy and warm now hangs limply in search of the flesh that once filled it.

I still recognize the life I had before my diagnosis, but it no longer fits the same way. Breast cancer took more than just my hair—it took a big part of my spirit.

Fortunately, A Fresh Chapter (AFC) understands the challenges cancer survivors face and helps them find their way again. This March, I have the opportunity to join AFC and 10 other survivors in Costa Rica for 2 weeks of community service and personal development.

I know that I’ve asked a lot of you this year, both financially and emotionally, and have greatly depleted my “karma bank.” I never imagined I’d be in this position—it’s HARD to ask for help. Even a small monetary contribution will result in a BIG change in me, and in the world.

 

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. Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Natalie Robb

    $150

  • Lindsey

    $100

  • Liz + Eric Cadman

    $500

  • Mark Schuster

    $50

  • Michael Essig

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Jenifer & Bob Marx

    $100

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47% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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The Team: $35,930 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Karamjit Kang

Amount Raised

$6,543

 

117% Raised of $5,600 Goal

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Katie Brown

Amount Raised

$5,365

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kelly Coe

Amount Raised

$4,964

 

199% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Robyn Brown

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

119% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Sonnetta Jones

Amount Raised

$4,749

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Joanne Grey

Amount Raised

$4,444

 

91% Raised of $4,900 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Mehl

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

47% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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Jennifer Parish

Amount Raised

$1,025

 

21% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jenifer & Bob Marx

Jenifer & Bob Marx

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Racel's grace and courage! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Michael Essig

Michael Essig

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Mark Schuster

Mark Schuster

DONATION: $50

Congrats on your huge win! 2 years ago

Liz + Eric Cadman

Liz + Eric Cadman

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Lindsey

Lindsey

DONATION: $100

What an awesome opportunity!!! Good luck!! 2 years ago

Natalie Robb

Natalie Robb

DONATION: $150

This is amazing! Onward and upward 2 years ago