Brita Lauren Corradini-Beat Cancer

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Raised by 125 people in 16 months
Brita Corradini: mother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, cancer warrior. She went through breast cancer 5 years ago, while 6 months pregnant. Now, she is dealt the cards of breast cancer again, this time stage 4. I thought it best to let her speak for herself by inserting one of her posts from her blog, britacorradini.com ...... Here it is.."Connection: the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship." Brene BrownI am not known to ask for help very often. It always seems less shaming to try to fix the problem quietly on the side than to open up and ask for help. But as I start to unravel myself, I realize these thoughts don't get me anywhere. My thinking that I should have it all together by this age/stage is bullshit. Guess what? I don't have it all together. In fact, I have so little together right now, it's a little laughable.This line in the book, "Rising Strong" has glued itself to me lately. "The bottom line is that we need each other. And not just the civilized, proper, convenient kind of need. Not one of us gets through this life without expressing desperate, messy, and uncivilized need."So, here I am. At another level of courage that feels like rocks in my shoes and bleeding hangnails. I am sitting at the beginning of many unknowns. And I am asking for help to start the path. Money is just a thing, but what a thing it is. Until we can pay for medical bills and rent with prayers and love, we will need money. And since I am relying on myself for financial means, my boat is temporarily without a motor.Here is my request and formulated plan for what the gifted funds will go to:*My cancer treatments and supplements are the heaviest cost, and in order to keep up my healing progress, those bills are sticking around. Andrew has generously offered to pay for a portion of them. I would appreciate being able to cover the remainder so I don't skip a beat.*I am currently staying with my parents. They live in a 55 and older community, and while I may act like a 55-year-old lately, I am not. I will be looking for a place for the girls and myself so my parents can get on with their retired life and we can start ours. Because of my treatments, I am not able to get a usual job. So, I will be trying to get work from home as soon as I am able.*We will need a car. Nothing fancy, but a weather sturdy vehicle to get the girls to school and the grocery store.I am taking responsibility for the choices I've made that have led me to this moment and working on those broken pieces. I will also be working my ass off as much as I can, from healing to recalibrating my new life to parenting. And when my body has the energy and ability, I will be setting financial and work goals to accommodate my bills and needs on my own. My goal is to be working by June. It isn't flowery and pretty, but it is honest. The courage needed to ask for this help makes me feel raw and vulnerable, but it is these emotions that make me feel like I am being honest. Your gifting to our family will be gratefully accepted and used. All your prayers and love and emotional support are also gratefully accepted and used. Each goes into a needed bank account, whether physical or spiritual.My end game is to use my healing as a platform for others to feel support in their time of need. Asking for help and gifting help is a continual cycle and I will be using your love and support to "pay it forward." Much love and light to you, Brita
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This will possibly be my last update...and I wanted to thank you all again so very much for your love and support for Brita during her epic battle. I personally will never be able to think of her in the past tense... she is around us everyday in almost everything we do on our farm.
There will be a "Celebration of her Life" in Laguna Beach on June 24th starting at 2PM in Bluebird Park....see details below in a message that Brita's husband, Andrew wrote the week after Brita passed away...
We would love those of you who knew, loved and respected her to join us.....

Good morning everyone...
I want to start by saying thank you so much to every single one of you who have reached out over the past week or so with your kindness and loving thoughts and energy directed toward my girls and myself and Brita's entire family. We are obviously still going through all the emotions and will continue taking our time with the process. Alabama and Ruby are doing okay with the help of loving little cousins and family and friends, teachers and classmates... little by little.
I wanted to let you all know that we will be having a gathering for Brita on Saturday, June 24. It will be at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach in the afternoon, somewhere around 2pm. Some have asked what they can do or bring. If you'd like to bring a small dish to share and whatever you'd like to drink, that would be appreciated. In the spirit of Brita, it's to be simple and easy, and fun... a complete celebration of her life and what she meant and continues to mean to all of us. Laughs, hugs, tears, sharing stories with each other, and toasting to the woman who I'm lucky enough to get to see every day in the faces of my two sweet girls.
Any questions can be messaged to me here or you may call me or text me otherwise.
If you knew her... or know anyone who did... PLEASE come out that day and tell those others to join. It should be nothing short of amazing to look around at all the faces we know and those we didn't until that moment. The true testament to what a life lived beautifully really means.
Peace and Aloha...
Andrew
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Heartbroken at the passing on Mother's Day of our sweet, funny, beautiful Brita Lauren Corradini ...Mom, Sister, Daughter, Wife, Friend and Cancer Warrior. You will be so missed, but remembered and in our hearts always.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the love and support you showed Brita during her epic fight...
Some of the money we raised was used for her care, and the rest will go into a trust for the girls when they turn 21... thank you all so very much for the continued support.
Below is a beautiful post from Brita's sister Kirsten...nobody could say it better. It's honest, full of love and respect and totally heartbreaking...
https://instagram.com/p/BUFiz-7g0ut/
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Hello again...
To everyone who tried to make donations recently and encountered a glitch....the issue has been resolved and donations are being accepted again....
Thanks again to you all for the support messages and
love for our sweet, strong Brita and her family!!
Bev
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Hello again...
Thank you all so much for the overwhelming support for our sweet, strong Brita....
To see how she is doing in her own words... please read her most recent blog... she is truly a warrior!!
www.britacorradini.com/2017/02/23/er-happens-good-people/
Thanks again for the love
Bev
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Tanya Yacina
16 months ago
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"Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible." - Rumi Sending you all much love, light and healing energy. ❤️

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Raised by 125 people in 16 months
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Deena Relucio
13 months ago

Thinking of your Kirsten and the two lovely girls! You're an amazing aunt! ❤️

MJ
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Michelle Johnson
13 months ago

Thinking of you Brita, praying for a speedy recovery!! Sending you lots of love and a big hug Xoxo Michelle

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Charity Miller
14 months ago
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Sending lots of love!

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Dulcinea Carroll
14 months ago
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Sending love and light to you.

Tanya Yacina
16 months ago
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"Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible." - Rumi Sending you all much love, light and healing energy. ❤️

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