Fund Julie's Brain Surgery & Recovery

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This is a group of fellow massage therapists with Julie who are here to help! Join us!


A massage therapist from Kansas, Julie Bunnel is in need of immediate brain surgery. Julie is a loving being, volunteers at the animal shelter, takes in foster dogs and is only 27 years old. Julie is always helping support others including the arts.


Several weeks ago the doctors thought she had the flu. Migraines became more frequent and then seizures started on a recent doctors visit.  MRI shows a mass at the left occipital lobe and pressure is on the 3rd and 4th ventricles.


Today, she was told she must have immediate surgery. As a self  employed massage therapist Julie does not have health insurance.
All her colleagues are joining forces to help raise funds for her surgery as quickly as possible.


Even after the surgery, Julie will need to recoup and be out of work.


Post Surgery: Julie is in ICU recovery for 5-7 days.

Julie must have another surgery tomorrow April 9th at 5 pm to have a permanent shunt. Please keep her in your prayers.


Thurs 4/11th -Julie now has a Mohawk after 2nd surgery. All went well, altho she is very sore at incision sites. She is in good spirits and hoping to go home soon.


Fri 4/12 - Julie was released from the hospital and staying with her mom getting lots of spoiling and love. On her way to recovery.


If you prefer to mail a check to Massage Without Borders you an at PO Box 1477, Marion NC 28752. You can also send directly via paypal at massagewithoutborders@gmail.com with a note This is for Julie!

Any amount will help. Please consider funding Julie's Brain Surgery.
Thank you!

Massage Without Borders


www.MassageWithoutBorders.org

A Non-profit organization that helps healing arts professionals in times of immediate crisis and disaster.

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Thanks Everyone for helping us raise $8589.00 for Julie's Fund. This site will shut down tonight. If you would like to make a contribution, please do so soon. Otherwise, you can donate directly on our website at www.MassageWithoutBorders.org. Gratitude to ALL!
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WOW! We are over $8,000 now in funds to help Julie. You are all so amazing. We have a few more days to help our colleague before this fund is closed. Please share! Thanks
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Thanks to all of you, we are almost at $8,000 . MWB is so proud of this community who has come to the aid of our colleague. Have a blessed day.
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Please remember Julie is still in recovery, out of work and bills will be on the way - Continue to share and remember even the cost of giving up something small for the day will help our colleague. Thanks!
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Julie Bunnell
67 months ago

I know most people who have donated will never see this, but I just have to tell you all thank you again. I wish I had a way to thank you all personally and give you a hug. I was so overwhelmed that most of the ppl who donated were strangers to me, so I decided to count... Of the 265 who gave, I only know 38 names. Ifthat does not give you faith in humanity, idk what. I personally am sitting here crying. Thank you all so much.

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Julie Bunnell
67 months ago

Hi all, I'm sill doing great! I get stronger every day, and in less pain from the sutures every day. I just got to my parents home in lake havasu, az yesterday. And I will be here for the rest of april. I feel kinda epicly lazy, but I am trying to not over do it and build up my strength gradually. As far as how I am doing, I am just so incredibly happy! I still can't stop smiling. To live in a time when someone can use a machine to look inside your brain, and say, "hey look! You have something in there! We are just going to cut that sucker out." I can't really get over my joy. :-) Thank you, so much for your prayers and EVERYTHING! xoxo Julie

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi all, it's official! I spoke with the oncologist tonight, and it is benign! I will need to get an MRI every year just to make sure, but as of right now, no chemo or radiation! He said it is a rather rare tumor, but the best kind of rare! Tomorrow morning I go in for the permanent shunt, really looking forward to no more surgery! Thank you all for your prayers and help in every way! xoxo

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi guys, just a quick update, my dr has had to push back the surgery because of an emergency case. Praying he is able to help them in the way he helped me! In the mean time, I get to still eat and drink today! Not sure when it will be rescheduled for yet. Thank you again for your thoughts and support! (also, if you have any more praying power, I just found out my aunt is in the hospital in CA. She is doing ok, but I know my mom would like to be two places at once and it is hard on her.) Thank you again, everyone.

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Felicia Villiers
68 months ago

As soon as I wake, I send a prayer up for you. I am blessed to share a calling with you. Much love...

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

hey everyone, I know I sound like a broken record, but I am so overwhelmed and grateful for your generosity. to have so many friends gather around me, but also have so many complete strangers... I don't know what I every did to be worthy of your love... All I can say is thank you!

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

sorry, that have some typos. that was supposed to say a permanent shunt tomorrow. but everything is going excellent thank you again!

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi all, quick update, looks like they are putting in tomorrow at five pm, BUT it should be a simple thing and I could possibly leave the hospital by wednesday! I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support and prayers.I'll let you know for sure. Xoxo

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Oh my GOSH!! I just saw your comments and donations, I can NOT get over your generosity. Thank you will never be enough. For the rest of my life I will carry this forward in your names. Thank you thank you thank you!! XOXO

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi everyone! This is the first time I've been onto Facebook & I'm so thankful for you ALL!! I can't even describe the outpouring of love from you. I am in Wichita, KS at Via Christy St. Francis. I am doing sooooooooooooooo much better!!!!!!!!!! God and this Doctor have saved me. I could not be more greatful for all of my friends. Country wide... I'm truly speechless for the outpouring of your generosity and love. Right now I feel so much better, I can't even stop smiling!!!!! Love you all, I'll try to check in again soon. XOXO

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Joshua Hinton
68 months ago

The fact it may be benign is fantastic news! Answered prayers! We are thinking of you Julie! Can't wait to see you when you get back. :)

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Felicia Villiers
68 months ago

Will be sending check directly to Massage Without Borders. And of course, prayers to our sister-in-spirit, Julie

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Pat Ward
68 months ago

I am pledging one day's worth of tips to this fund, I wish you all the best Julie and I will send Reiki to you to help you heal!

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Barbara Murphy
68 months ago

LOVE and HUGS

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Megan Smith
68 months ago

You will be in my thoughts. Stay positive :)

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Kate Hudak
68 months ago

here for you Julie!

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Wishing you well and a return to health.

TH
$200
Trisha Hanson
67 months ago

Get Well, Jules!

$50
Anonymous
67 months ago
GG
$10
Grace Garcia
67 months ago

from a fellow massage therapist. Blessings Julie!

NT
$20
NovaXplosion Team
67 months ago

Prayers sent as well!

LK
$50
Layla Khashoggi
67 months ago

Sending love and healing :-)

RB
$5
Ruth Blomster
67 months ago

Even my little drop of money in a large bucket means the top of fullness is a little closer. Best wishes and I send healing thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

MG
$25
Marissa Gandelman
67 months ago

Sending love and healing.

Julie Bunnell
67 months ago

I know most people who have donated will never see this, but I just have to tell you all thank you again. I wish I had a way to thank you all personally and give you a hug. I was so overwhelmed that most of the ppl who donated were strangers to me, so I decided to count... Of the 265 who gave, I only know 38 names. Ifthat does not give you faith in humanity, idk what. I personally am sitting here crying. Thank you all so much.

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Julie Bunnell
67 months ago

Hi all, I'm sill doing great! I get stronger every day, and in less pain from the sutures every day. I just got to my parents home in lake havasu, az yesterday. And I will be here for the rest of april. I feel kinda epicly lazy, but I am trying to not over do it and build up my strength gradually. As far as how I am doing, I am just so incredibly happy! I still can't stop smiling. To live in a time when someone can use a machine to look inside your brain, and say, "hey look! You have something in there! We are just going to cut that sucker out." I can't really get over my joy. :-) Thank you, so much for your prayers and EVERYTHING! xoxo Julie

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi all, it's official! I spoke with the oncologist tonight, and it is benign! I will need to get an MRI every year just to make sure, but as of right now, no chemo or radiation! He said it is a rather rare tumor, but the best kind of rare! Tomorrow morning I go in for the permanent shunt, really looking forward to no more surgery! Thank you all for your prayers and help in every way! xoxo

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi guys, just a quick update, my dr has had to push back the surgery because of an emergency case. Praying he is able to help them in the way he helped me! In the mean time, I get to still eat and drink today! Not sure when it will be rescheduled for yet. Thank you again for your thoughts and support! (also, if you have any more praying power, I just found out my aunt is in the hospital in CA. She is doing ok, but I know my mom would like to be two places at once and it is hard on her.) Thank you again, everyone.

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Felicia Villiers
68 months ago

As soon as I wake, I send a prayer up for you. I am blessed to share a calling with you. Much love...

+ Read More
Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

hey everyone, I know I sound like a broken record, but I am so overwhelmed and grateful for your generosity. to have so many friends gather around me, but also have so many complete strangers... I don't know what I every did to be worthy of your love... All I can say is thank you!

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

sorry, that have some typos. that was supposed to say a permanent shunt tomorrow. but everything is going excellent thank you again!

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi all, quick update, looks like they are putting in tomorrow at five pm, BUT it should be a simple thing and I could possibly leave the hospital by wednesday! I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support and prayers.I'll let you know for sure. Xoxo

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Oh my GOSH!! I just saw your comments and donations, I can NOT get over your generosity. Thank you will never be enough. For the rest of my life I will carry this forward in your names. Thank you thank you thank you!! XOXO

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Julie Bunnell
68 months ago

Hi everyone! This is the first time I've been onto Facebook & I'm so thankful for you ALL!! I can't even describe the outpouring of love from you. I am in Wichita, KS at Via Christy St. Francis. I am doing sooooooooooooooo much better!!!!!!!!!! God and this Doctor have saved me. I could not be more greatful for all of my friends. Country wide... I'm truly speechless for the outpouring of your generosity and love. Right now I feel so much better, I can't even stop smiling!!!!! Love you all, I'll try to check in again soon. XOXO

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Joshua Hinton
68 months ago

The fact it may be benign is fantastic news! Answered prayers! We are thinking of you Julie! Can't wait to see you when you get back. :)

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Felicia Villiers
68 months ago

Will be sending check directly to Massage Without Borders. And of course, prayers to our sister-in-spirit, Julie

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Pat Ward
68 months ago

I am pledging one day's worth of tips to this fund, I wish you all the best Julie and I will send Reiki to you to help you heal!

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Barbara Murphy
68 months ago

LOVE and HUGS

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Megan Smith
68 months ago

You will be in my thoughts. Stay positive :)

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Kate Hudak
68 months ago

here for you Julie!

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