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LIVE FOR TODAY FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

Jolie's Life Adventure: Caribbean Cruise for Two

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THE STORY:

Jolie is an adventurous, fun-loving, and active young woman who loves to express herself through art, photography, veganism, and outdoor activities. As a seemingly healthy 21-year-old, she injured a rib while surfing. A subsequent chest x-ray brought much worse news than a rib-injury; she had several tumors in her chest and near her heart. It was cancer – specifically, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a white blood cell cancer that commonly affects young adults.

“Having cancer made me feel extremely alienated. I attempted to date a few people but it was always awkward, and I felt like I was experiencing everything so much more intensely than the people around me. When I left my apartment, I wanted people to see me as a person rather than a cancer patient, so I always wore a wig and makeup to appear normal.” – Jolie

After several months of chemotherapy, Jolie was done with treatment and ready to move on with her life. Unfortunately, the celebration was cut short. A PET scan showed several new active tumors. Her cancer was not gone. Within days, she had to leave her life in Jacksonville behind and move home to Virginia with her parents. Thankfully, after several more cycles of chemo, Jolie went into remission.

“Returning to a normal routine was extremely strange after fighting cancer for a year. I would never want cancer, but the experience has changed me in ways that I wouldn’t take back for anything... Live For Today not only provided me with a group of peers who were actually tuned in to what I was dealing with when I was sick, but now that I am in remission the group is supporting me in the ways I have grown. I can’t wait to travel on my life adventure - but this time, with my high school sweetheart beside me.” - Jolie

Some highights of her Life Adventure

  • 7-day Caribbean cruise stopping in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize
  • Mayan ruins excursion in Belize
  • Ziplining excursion in Mexico
  • and more surprises on-board!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Howard and Kari

     

  • Debbie, Steve & Marissa

     

  • The Faass Family

    $100

  • Scott and Anne Spragg

     

  • marcia & ken kuhn

     

  • Marsha Lund

    $50

  • Jeanie & Bob Greer

    $50

  • The Bierwagen clan

     

  • Rick Friedrich

     

  • Bernie & Doris Zacharia

     

  • Carol & Ron Bierwagen

     

  • Sylvia and Dan McNichol

    $100

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218% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sylvia and Dan McNichol

Sylvia and Dan McNichol

DONATION: $100

Every little thing will be all right.. 2 years ago

Carol & Ron Bierwagen

Carol & Ron Bierwagen

Jolie, you have matured into a brave and beautiful person, inside and out! The compassion you show towards others is a trait to be admired and one we hope you will keep the rest of your life.. We are wishing you a great cruise to celebrate YOU! It is wonderful that this Foundation cares so much for you and others who have endured so much in their young years. Much Love, Mimi and Poppi 2 years ago

Bernie & Doris Zacharia

Bernie & Doris Zacharia

Hi: We are your grandparents good friends from Montpelier. we hope you enjoy your trip. Stay well Bernie & Doris 2 years ago

Rick Friedrich

Rick Friedrich

2 years ago

The Bierwagen clan

The Bierwagen clan

Jolie - we are so proud of your strength, determination, and desire to live life to the fullest. We can all learn from your strong will and I can only hope my kids grow up to have that kind of zest for life! Have a great time on the trip. 2 years ago

Jeanie & Bob Greer

Jeanie & Bob Greer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marsha Lund

Marsha Lund

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

marcia & ken kuhn

marcia & ken kuhn

Dear Jolie, We are so very proud of you. You have shown such courage and grace during this terrible ordeal in your life. You are an inspiration to so many onthers.Keep enjoying your life as you are doing. Much Love, Grandma and Grandpa 2 years ago

Scott and Anne Spragg

Scott and Anne Spragg

2 years ago

The Faass Family

The Faass Family

DONATION: $100

To the Fearless Beautiful One, Jolie, You have been such a fearless fighter through all you had to endure over the past year. It didn't surprise me because you've always been that way ever since you were a little girl! You are truly an inspiration! What a wonderful organization Live for Today Foundation is!! Have the time of your life on your cruise and we are looking forward to all the wonderful pictures! Love, Aunt Wendy, Joe, Jenna & Erika xo 2 years ago