The Stella Joy Quilt Project

$12,116 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 144 people in 87 months

On June 24th 2011, Aimee and Mishi thought their 2.5-year-old daughter Stella had an ear infection. 24 hours later, they got the devastating news it was a fatal brain tumour. Stella was given 3 months to live.

Today, Stella is palliative and has perhaps 3-6 weeks to live. She is at home surrounded by the love of her two moms and brother to be, as Aimee is nine months pregnant with their second child. Since the diagnosis, both Aimee and Mishi have stopped working to spend the most amount of quality time with Stella while she's here.

Thus, aside from being an unbelievable tragedy, there is also a big issue to financial hardship over the next year. This is where you can help with a contribution to the Stella Joy Quilt Project.

For every contribution, your financial generosity will be used to cover the families living expenses while they grieve for Stella and care for their newborn. Your kindness and emotional generosity will be used to create a quilt that forever covers the family with Stella's Joy.

So please give what you can and include a short message to be added to the quilt. 

Thank you.

To learn more about Stella and her family, please visit their blog at www.stellabrunermethven.com

Project Initiative summary:

The Stella Joy Quilt Project.

Help comfort a family affected by cancer, one stitch at a time.

The Stella Joy Quilt Project was created to raise financial support and emotional comfort for Stella's family during this unbelievably difficult time in their lives. Initiated by friends and loved ones, the project gives everyone deeply touched by Stella's story a channel to reach out and help. All financial contributions will be used to cover the families living expenses as they grieve Stella and care for their newborn. The outpouring of emotional support will be used to inspire and create a quilt. A tapestry of kindness, generosity, love and goodwill, the quilt will be a living memory of Stella Joy and the inextinguishable joy she illuminated while she was here.

 Please help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter

Simply cut and paste these messages

Facebook:

In June, Aimee and Mishi thought their 2.5-year-old daughter Stella had an ear infection. 24 hours later, they learned it was a fatal brain tumour. Stella was given 3 months to live. Please help us help this family http://bit.ly/peSjWV

 Twitter:

2.5-year-old Stella has a fatal brain tumour. Please help us help this family #sjqp #cancer http://bit.ly/peSjWV

And please use the Stella Joy Quilt Project hashtag #sjqp


PLEASE NOTE: As this is not a registered charitable organization, your contribution will not qualify as tax deductible. If you have any questions regarding where the money is going or how it is used, please feel free to email me at rdrynan@gmail.com.


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So we are only a few weeks out from the holidays, and it looks like Stella will be able to celebrate her third Christmas! www.stellabrunermethven.com
While we all reflect on our good fortune, I would ask that you consider supporting Stella, Sam, Aimee and Michi through a really difficult time. Either with words of encouragement or a donation (or both) It would be very much appreciated. We are 43% to our goal...
Thank you!
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With over 3,200 visits and more than 100 donations to date, The Stella Quilt Project is gaining some momentum. Please help by sharing Stella and her family's story with others. Thank you!
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The Stella Joy Quilt Project is now at 35% of our goal. Thank you to everyone who has given a gift - big or small. We are hoping that our friends will share this story often and everywhere, in order to inspire lots of people to give a little bit in support of Stella, Sam, Aimee and Mishi.
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I'm pleased to announce that Aimee and Mishi welcomed Stella's little brother - Sam into the world this morning!
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Jason Chen
83 months ago

We will ALL wish this kind of support when we need it.

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Katie Wisteard
84 months ago

Cancer cannot take away your faith. We do not understand but God knows why. Bless your family who needs prayers from this horrible disease.......Dear Stella Amiee Mishi you are doing a fine job Hanging by the moment.....And may the moments be JOYful memories.....

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Link Roxas Potter Wright
84 months ago

I know this is not the best place to post something like this, but we need help. Aurora, a 6 year old girl needs medicine to survive her strange chronic disease. Please, I beg of you. Help us. We just need $450, no more, no less. Please! Go to... go fund me .com / bykp0

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Sylvia Keseru
87 months ago

Dear Aimee & Mishi this song says it all..I hope you dance I have a feeling Stella will always dance with you. I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance Dance I hope you dance

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LB
Lisa Burt
87 months ago

Aimee and Mishi Im thinking of you and your little gem always. A day doesn't go by without a thought of you all

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$12,116 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 144 people in 87 months
Created September 29, 2011
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$100
Jason Chen
79 months ago

love

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Jason Chen
80 months ago

on behalf of "Adam Yauch, aka MCA"...

$100
Jason Chen
81 months ago

to Natalie Greenspan...

$30
Anonymous
83 months ago
MP

Beth Yarzab told us about Stella and we couldn't not help. The money was donated by staff members, customers, and other small business owners -- it's not a lot but hopefully it helps, even just a bit. Not a week goes by that we don't check the site to see how she's doing. Our collective thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Jason Chen
83 months ago

:)

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Greg
84 months ago
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algernon g fross
84 months ago

Children are a wonderful blessing each and everyone of them. I'm wishing Stella and her family the very best.

Jason Chen
83 months ago

We will ALL wish this kind of support when we need it.

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Katie Wisteard
84 months ago

Cancer cannot take away your faith. We do not understand but God knows why. Bless your family who needs prayers from this horrible disease.......Dear Stella Amiee Mishi you are doing a fine job Hanging by the moment.....And may the moments be JOYful memories.....

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Link Roxas Potter Wright
84 months ago

I know this is not the best place to post something like this, but we need help. Aurora, a 6 year old girl needs medicine to survive her strange chronic disease. Please, I beg of you. Help us. We just need $450, no more, no less. Please! Go to... go fund me .com / bykp0

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Sylvia Keseru
87 months ago

Dear Aimee & Mishi this song says it all..I hope you dance I have a feeling Stella will always dance with you. I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance Dance I hope you dance

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LB
Lisa Burt
87 months ago

Aimee and Mishi Im thinking of you and your little gem always. A day doesn't go by without a thought of you all

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