Ari's Mom, Joanna, died on 8/05/16

$17,866 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 321 people in 35 months
Hi there, I'm Joanna, Ari's mom. Sadly, I am about to lose my 3 year battle with stage 4 breast cancer, as the cancer has now traveled to my lungs and brain. I've been told I have less than three months. My sweet sister is taking on the huge task of raising my daughter, though she and her partner have no children of their own. She will have so many new things in her life to worry about. I would like to assuage some of that burden by raising some money for Ari's College. Please consider giving generously for this sweet little girl who will lose her mother at far too early of an age. Thank you for your time.

6/5 /16 update : we were going to cover burial expenses by donating my body as cadaver but  UNM does not accept bodies a ravaged by disease as mine  for donation.  Therefore, since I am uninsurable, we  are asking for another  $1,000  to go toward cremation services.  Nothing fancy, no memorial, just the cremation and the big baggie.  please consider donating to this cause to ease this additional, significant, unexpected expense.  Thank you.  

6/5/16 update:
A very generous friend and spouse have offered to cover all Burial expenses...that way all money raised will still go to Ari's College fund.  I have adjusted the campaign total goal down to reflect this.  So thankful for amazing friends.  Please rest assured  all money donated for Ari's College will go to Ari's College.  Thank you!!!



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I have recently found out that the cancer has also spread to my liver. Please take a moment to pray for Ari or share this campaign page as you see fit. I am so sad for my daughter. If you have not donated, the minimum is $5. Could I humbly ask again for a small donation if you have not already done so. So many of you have and continue to do so. You are my angels, and you give my daughter, and me, hope that the world is not such a cruel place. Thank you.
Ballet class with family.
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My precious daughter. Please help send her to college after my death.
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I am amazed at the "llama love" and the money it has raised for sweet Ari. What is llama love? An outpouring of love and support from a group on facebook called Planners Gone Wild! Bailey wrote a post about me after seeing my story in another group and it took off from there. I can't thank these awesome "planner ladies" enough. Simply amazing!
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I am overwhelmed by how generous people are being and even more thankful for the simple notes that people send to show they care. The kindness is priceless...thank you.
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$17,866 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 321 people in 35 months
Created May 30, 2016
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Helen Parish
9 months ago

Ari~ Your mother really loved you. She still does. ~ A friend of a friend, who had many friends

Cheryl Du Bois
9 months ago

I miss you so much, my dear friend

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