Help Sarah Wheeler Kick Cancer!
I was shocked to hear Sarah Wheeler had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. For the last few years I have watched my wonderful friend deal with so many of life’s hard challenges. With such grace and strength, she rarely asks for help... so I'm asking on her behalf because she is one hell of a lady and needs our support!
In a short time she will be having surgery to remove one breast, undergo radiation and possibly chemo before a final surgery to reconstruct one or both breasts. This whole process will take up to a year.
Most of you know that Sarah is an incredibly talented Vancouver musician. In my opinion and many other's, one of this city's best! What you may not know is that she has been financially and emotionally supporting her partner Karen Skaret who has been going through her own health challenges.
Karen has been struggling with a rare and extreme case of TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder) for close to 7 years. Continuous pain has made it impossible for Karen to work during this extremely difficult time. Since Karen's condition is considered dental, it is not covered by the Government. Karen will soon undergo surgery that will take 6 months or more to recover from.
Since Sarah and Karen's surgeries are only a month apart from each other, they will need our assistance at this time. Both Karen and Sarah would like to thank all of those who have already helped Karen along the way. Unfortunately with Sarah's diagnosis; they are now in need of further financial support.
To make it through the next year with both being unable to work, they will need $30,000 to cover medical expenses and the cost of daily living.
Sarah and Karen would like to thank all of their friends and family who have been there for them along the way and all of those who choose to help at this time. Your kindness is life changing and goes straight to the heart. Please think positive thoughts and get ready to have a serious party at the end of all of this!!!
Let's help Sarah Wheeler kick cancer!
THANK YOU! The GoFundMe has reached it's goal of $30,000. This is huge, this is amazing and this is because of each and every one of you contributing, sharing and sending love Sarah & Karen's way. The next year still faces many challenges but your help has made it much easier for them to focus on healing and becoming healthy.
Let's celebrate with some fabulous music and a party!
Lonely Hearts Revival - A Celebration of Gales Birthday and a Benefit for Sarah Wheeler
Wednesday March 2 2016 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
ANZA, 3 West 8th, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lonely Hearts, the Annual Fundraiser Returns!
Come celebrate Gale's Stewart's 70th birthday with:
- Local bands performing Beatle's songs as well as some of their own
- Cash bar pouring beer from Luppolo Brewing Co., as well as local wine and cider
- Light snacks and refreshments and... Birthday cake!
BANDS: Jazzberry Ram, VillaVilleKulla and many more! Stay tuned for the full line up.
*All proceeds go to Sarah Wheeler
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.picatic.com/lonelyhearts
Julie and Nen
A massive THANK YOU to Dennis Mills for organizing the Auction. Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and humor in getting so many people involved and all those items listed. It's going to kick this gofundme into high gear!
Please go have a look at the To Sarah with Love Auction and share the link. https://www.facebook.com/events/788927204587509/
We are getting so close to our goal... Let's keep this going as Sarah and Karen have a very long year of recovery ahead of them.
So many amazing people have donated cool services and items for the To Sarah with Love Auction
We can also place bids for those who would like to be involved but are not on facebook. Just message through the gofundme. The Auction is up until December 10th.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has volunteered, donated, shared links... it has made all the difference.
If you are not able to attend but would like to be apart of the fun, the awesome Dennis Mills who has organized tonight's event has also set up a Facebook Auction so everyone can be included!
Thank you to all who donated items and services... Rufus Guitar Shop, Red Cat Records, EA Sports/Electronic Arts - just to name a few! There are so many great items up for auction...
Please check out the link and share it - Thank you!