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Chris’s Fight Club

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Raised by 378 people in 19 months
Hi Friends and Family! I am sure you have heard by now that my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic/liver cancer. The prognosis is not good. It’s about six months without chemo and four to fifteen more with chemo. My dad and mom have been in the fight against this illness for the past couple months or so, but finally after getting the final diagnosis some of the pressure is off. So now the fight has begun to make my dad as healthy and happy as possible.

This is a tough time for the Powell family and now that my dad has officially stopped working so he can focus on his health, things are a bit tight financially especially because of all of the medical expenses (there is a considerable amount of integrative medicine that is not covered by insurance that is helping a lot).
My mom is still working but it’s difficult because my dad needs a lot of care and comfort at home.

My mom and dad have been upstanding members of the community in Benicia and the bay area community at large. They have done what they can to give back throughout their lives. Whether it’s my mom mentoring kids at the high school or my dad taking extra time to teach someone about real estate or helping teenage athletes find scholarships to college and much more.

I decided to start this Go Fund Me campaign in order to give them more peace of mind and try and relieve some of the stresses that are in their life right now. People often ask me what they can do to help, and this can be one small thing that can make a big impact. So in the season of giving if you have anything to give it would be helpful, really everything counts. If you don’t have anything and want to help in a different way let me know I can help you figure out what would be beneficial. Also my family has never been one to ask much of others without being able to give back or being willing to work for it, so another thing that would be helpful is if you or anyone you know has a house they want to sell or buy, my mom would love to help you find your dream home or if you have one to sell any where in the state she would love the business during this time. Her team has already offered to back up any needs for her clients as well. She also does decorating and would be grateful for the work! Thank you for your time and thanks for the support. We love our community and are grateful to know you and have you in our lives!
Thank you for your time 
❤️Whittney Powell
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Today I am in a beautiful place wishing Chris was still physicality present. He would have loved this adventure Iam taking and he would have enjoyed every minute.....
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Missing Chris
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Holding on to the importance of the basis of relationships.....

Now that my partner is gone I realize the smallest of details that are sorely missed. The idea that You share the weight of the world, the tasks of the day, the ability to decompress together and process your thoughts with someone. Sharing duties around the house, bills and debts, errands around town. It seems so mundane and basic. But with out the partnership and collaboration of two people it is a LARGE DAILY LOAD and lonely.

Many people feel that relationship is about love and romance and sex..... Well I actually think there is a deeper level of companionship that is sharing the load daily and supporting each other through each and everyday. Knowing you can rely on having their presence in the same house. Backing each other up when things are hard or challenging. Chris and I definitely had that and I miss him so much for the little stuff and the unconditional partnership he provided me. Somehow I always felt like with the strength of the two of the two of us we could accomplish anything and that everything would work out. I also believed that we would both do everything we could to do the work to succeed together as a couple.

Hold on to your partner.... try and embrace the little things and work on the things like romance and love and sex too. But do not underestimate the power of your partners presence because once they are gone it is clear how much you relied on them and you will miss them tremendously.

Gratitude
❤️
Shandrika Powell

Real Estate-Interior Design-Staging 707-310-2539 RE/MAX Gold Lic#01997605
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Picking up the pieces.......
trying to find my new direction and my new reality with out Chris In it.
The sadness and emptiness is overwhelming but there is peace and relief in the fact that he is no longer having to fight and suffer. He fought so hard and was in so much pain for so long. I know confidently that he will always watch over us and guide us along the way. Remind us to work hard to do our daily practices and to never give up on our goals. I miss him sooooo much but I realize he is with me every step of the way as I rebuild.

I love you all!!!!
Shandrika
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Celebration of life date is 9/1/18 2:00pm at Northgate Church in Benicia
Address below
We love you all♥️
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