Leis for Nanay & Tatay <3
Organized by: Danette Romero
If you've ever met my grandparent's Joey and Nati Gordon (Tatay & Nanay), you know there's never a dull moment with these two. Tatay is a goofball, master of corny jokes, Sudoku, and putting his foot in his mouth :). We're always bracing ourselves for what he's going to say next. Nanay is quiet (sometimes), selfless, and always the perfect host. They've been married for 50 YEARS as of April 12th, 2014. Over the past decade Nanay has increasingly taken on another role as a caretaker for my Tatay as health issues have arose. This is including but not limited to kidney failure, which has resulted in dialysis 3 times a week.
Earlier this year, we received the devastating news that Nanay was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 78 and has always religiously gotten her mammograms every year, so luckily they were able to catch it at Stage 2. She had a mastectomy a couple weeks later, along with a couple other surgeries to prepare her for Chemotherapy. It all happened so fast.. and while I'm so glad everything happened quickly, it's taken quite a toll on her. I'm sure you can also imagine how frustrated she's been having to take it is easy and rest. During an early appointment my mom told me that Nanay asked the doctor, "How long is this going to take, I have to take care of my husband!"
She's halfway through chemo now, and while both of my grandparents are fortunate enough to have insurance, the bills are piling up. With a hefty copay for each chemo session, along with bills from the surgeries that were necessary leading up to chemo, a recent trip for each of them to the ER, on top of the numerous existing prescriptions for Tatay, this financial struggle has placed even more stress upon my grandparents shoulders. And this is why I've decided to try and raise some funds to help alleviate some of this financial burden for them!
Graduation and Wedding Season is upon us! I'll be accepting orders for money leis (origami or traditional), candy leis, and money flowers!
Origami Style: $50
**Price is for pictured lei- contains 10 money flowers (30 $1 bills).Each flower contains 3 bills, so I can customize according to how many flowers you would like/how much you want to spend!
Traditional 50 Bill Lei: $90
Candy Lei: $20
Money Roses: $10 each or 6 for $50
**Each rose contains 5 $1 bills
***If you would like to place an order send me your email address and I will send you an order form. Contact me for customization questions and pricing. More pics coming soon!***