Hoopers we need your help!
****PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATES IN THE CURRENT COMMENTS****
I realize that this time of year a lot of people are looking to raise money, but if you have one, five, ten, one million dollars that you might be looking to put to a good cause, a local mother in my town needs your help.
We are trying to raise money for Crisdon Chaisson who lives in Windermere, B.C.
Crisdon has been diagnosed with ameloblastoma, a rare type of cancer that is located in her jaw. Recent tests have shown that the cancer has broken through her jawbone, making her case life threatening. To treat her condition Crisdon will undergo surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
The amount of money she needs is scary, about $68,000. Please, please if you can donate to this. We need your help so much.
Crisdon is the single mother of three beautiful kids. She is who really made a push to get hoop dance started in my community. She is such a free sprit and a truly beautiful person.
(Note the Dot ca not Dot com)
Login into paypal, go to Send Money Tab at the top, enter the email
and enter the amount to donate.
OR a CIBC bank account has been set up under her married name Crisdon Gretchen Lynn Okros:
Here is a link to an article just recently published in a local paper:http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/invermerevalleyecho/lifestyles/111420464.html?mobile=true
Her Hoopcity account name is Crisdon (aka Spun Sugar), please send her your positive thoughts.
Thank you for your time, your generosity, and your concern.
I just checked in after being MIA for a while and am really saddened to hear this news. I wish I had something to give but unfortunately I am living a life post cancer that isn't very prosperous. I was diagnosed with AML at 33 with 3 sons on my own. It's a tough road but I wish you all the best and much success and healing. I hope every penny you need finds it's way to you.
All the best to you, I have sent a little $ and hope to send more as the days come. I am forwarding your story to a dear friend who runs weekly healing circles in hopes that some extra energy and strength will find it's way to you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and workings as well.
Love and Light
I want to give a little update on Crisdon, from what I understand.
Cris was denied by BC medical because they said that the procedure could be done in Canada. So now Cris is searching to find a team of three doctors who can do the procedure as BC med said, if they say they can’t she can then appeal their decision.
A couple things that are frustrating about this is that it was Canadian doctors who told her that the procedure could NOT be done in Canada. Also, the list of Doctors given to Cris did not seem qualified; one specializes in snoring, one in acne. She will be going to visit one of the doctors this month and hopefully he says “YES! We can do this and we can do it well!”
This is taking so much time, the Mayo clinic wanted this procedure done ASAP. But if they can do it in Canada, the price tag which seemed impossible is then possible.
Thank you to everyone helping. I can’t imagine doing all this, and also raising three children (wonderful children, given!)
Please continue to send your love and kind words.
Crisdon continues to stay so positive; she is a truly inspiring example.
So much love.
Well. Hello all you amazing gorgeous people.
As Leah said I was headed to Vancouver to meet a doctor. Kinda our last straw from the bunch. I went armed with a million questions, faxes, medical forms, charts, graphs, binders, pens and a determined look on my face.
I meant business. I was so tired and feeling limp that I just needed him to have all thr right answers.
Every single question and fact slipped out of my mind when he sat down and stopped fussing with papaers and looking important and LOOKED at me. I simply started to cry and said "please. can you help me?"
Dr. Donald Anderson said he can help me. He had the right answer. It was wierd, it was like we saw into eachother for a split second and he understood and I believed.
Since the surgery is in British Columbia, the expenses are paid for. We were able to raise a fair amount of donations from friends. family, anonymous folks, people from my town,people from across the world. We have decided to use the fundraising money to have my partner and my mum have acoomdations and car rental transportation for the duration of the stay so far away from home. My 3 children (17,16,10) will be visiting me for a week in the middle of May. I will be hospital recovering from the tracheotomy, fibula removal,skin grafts and the jaw/facial reconstruction surgery I so desperately have needed.
My amazing boyfriend Dain who has been with me every single step of the way (even though we had only found eachother in THIS lifetime a mere 6 months before I found out I was sick again) keeps reminding me that every single moment in both our lives has led up to this explosion of challenge and triumph and so then afterwards we can properly continue on with our happily ever after like planned.
I am scared. I dont do well with surgery. Im a robust gal but frail of healing and health. I have been loving my body up, eating everything I have ever dreamed of wanting to (2 months of liquid diet is ahead of me) my arse is chubby and my cheeks are rosey, im vitamined and mineraled, USANA'd to the tits and I am going into this thing fighting like a champ. (well maybe less Eye of the Tiger and more BeeGees Stayin' Alive)
I am flying to Vancouver again tomorrow for more tests and speach patholgist appointments as well as dieticain ("101Ways to blend your BBQ dinner" is a hit I hear) and the biggie, the aneastesiologists. I am most anxious to speak to this cat as hes in charge of keeping this hooper alive for the nine hours im on the table. Speaking of which my mum said I should take in my collapsable hoop (thank you Shoes) to the nurses so they can see me how I am so when I am a bundle of tubes and bandages they'll understand a little bit better maybe. Plus who doesnt like a hula hoop demo in a hospital ward. like seriously! :)
I plan to dance as much as I can. literally, as I will be unable to for some number of months. The rest of the time I shall be whirling and twirling in my hospitl ed. My oldest daughter job is to make me an entire ipod playlist of all my favorite songs. 6 weeks flat down and the rest mending at home is along time to be still.
I know i make this sound all tickety boo, but please understand. None of this could have happened without every single person who did, said, mentioned causually, sent, forwarded, listened, empathized, sympathsized, laughed, took the time to do some homework ont heir own, trusted, beleived, hoped and prayed for it to be so.
Thank you so much all of you
Spin Spin Sugar
xo Crisdon Chaisson ~*Spun Sugar*~