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Sheila's Namast-Angels

Team Member: Luke Adams

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THE STORY:

Shawna Brandon wrote -

They say it takes community to raise a child, but it also takes community to heal one.

This is my sister Sheila. We are fourteen months apart, "Irish twins" my Mom says. Sheila has always looked out for me, supported me and challenged me. My guardian angel. Completely. Now, its time for me to be her Namast-Angel.

The scariest moment I ever had with Sheila was skydiving. I watched anxiously from the plane, experiencing panic at the thought of loosing her as her body disappeared below me. That was the scariest moment, up until last December. Sheila was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma five short weeks after her wedding. We all were shocked and tried to live like normal people. First treatment came and went unsuccessfully. Rogue cells kept her symptoms consistent and a second, more aggressive treatment plan, emerged. Three day inpatient chemotherapy coupled with radiation and a three week inpatient bone marrow transplant. Not the average life of a newly wed. Sheila has already experienced complications from her biopsy, pressure on her lungs and now inflammation of the pleura. She has pain with every breath but continues to be a positive force. I tell Sheila her strength is her love of family and acceptance, with open arms, of our smothering! Her perseverance is quiet, intense and bathed in love. As hard as it is to undergo physical pain and discomfort its even harder to continue working, paying bills, cleaning house and buying groceries; medical bills pile up and prescriptions continue to be filled.

This is where we come in. When we don't know how to help, we help lighten the load. It's my duty to gather all you namast-angels, family and friends together, cultivate our community around Sheila and help her heal. To be a namast-angel is to bring light and love into Sheila's world, consciously and with intention.

"Where there is love there is life", Ghandi says. For any light and love you can offer, THANK YOU ~Shawna

$2,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brittni

    $25

  • Mark and Annie Lea

    $50

  • Alyssa and Bekah

    $50

  • Deb Galiel

    $20

  • Kevin Bergh

    $200

  • E.V.B.

    $50

  • NeiLL & Autumn Twigg

    $200

  • K S

    $250

  • Kelly & Brian Schmidt

    $100

  • BARB DE LAY

    $50

  • Casey, Kerra & Tabor

    $200

  • Elisha and Kevin Jewett

    $100

  • Brian Goodell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Footloose Friends

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jennifer Clark

    $20

  • Brenda

    $35

  • Ann & Alex Wood

    $50

  • Jp

    $200

  • lynn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Krugers

    $80

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Organized by

Shawna Brandon

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The Team: $6,955 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Shawna Brandon

Amount Raised

$4,890

 

24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Luke Adams

Amount Raised

$2,065

Donor Comments

Krugers

Krugers

DONATION: $80

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

lynn

lynn

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jp

Jp

DONATION: $200

My heart goes out to you! 3 years ago

Ann & Alex Wood

Ann & Alex Wood

DONATION: $50

We love you, sending lots of positive thoughts your way! 3 years ago

Brenda

Brenda

DONATION: $35

Wishing you all health and healing. 3 years ago

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark

DONATION: $20

No one should ever have to go through this. You are in my thoughts. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Footloose Friends

Footloose Friends

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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