My name is Abby and I am a 3-time cancer survivor.
One of my biggest takeaways from my cancer story is the struggle we face to reinvent ourselves, create a new normal, because we can’t just go back to the way things were. We must push through and go forward. Turns out for many, surviving the cancer is easier in the long run than finding a way to accept the changes it brings and truly live and thrive again.
The structured support available to those going through cancer is luckily readily available. However some of the most impactful effects come after the rallying support has died down with an expectation from friends, family, and society that the survivor is now ‘fine’. After reaping the benefit of so much support during their cancer ‘battle’, survivors often feel that they owe it to those that have helped them to be indeed ‘fine’ and no longer need any assistance. In fact, many survivors believe that if they can successfully navigate cancer they should be able to successfully navigate beyond it.
The dire need for structured services to assist in the transition from survivor to thriver at a point one to five years post treatment is finally starting to gain attention. This is where my passion lies, as I myself am one who would have benefited beyond measure from such support.
For many, the time missed from work has created job loss, depleted financial reserves, and seen the stress of a life-threatening illness replaced with the stress of financial instability. These are the people I wish to help.
CreateIt~LiveIt will provide sliding scale services, workshops, webinars, e-pamphlets and workbooks aimed specifically at women who have experienced a life-changing event and are trying to regain their confidence, sense of self, and control over their futures. Guidance and accountability, tools and understanding, action and result will be the foundation.
My qualifications to provide these services rest on my 20+ years as a career, business, life and change coach/consultant coupled with my personal experience as a three-time cancer survivor, divorcee, mother, and survivor of the tragic loss of my soul-mate of 25 years. I am quoted as saying;
“Successful coaches and consultants marry their professional expertise with their personal life’s lessons to become a wise and unique resource for their clients. Like a fine wine, they become better with time, as they move through their own life's journeys.” ~Abby Hirsch Phillips
It was recommended to me that I set up a GoFundMe small crowd- funding site to support this initiative. Please go take a look at it and consider donating. Even the smallest amount will go a long way and is so very appreciated.
I believe strongly in paying it forward. Please know that your gift will go so much further than simply renting a workshop space or paying for printing. Your gift could help transform a life! I have seen it happen many times. And as always if there is anything I can do to help support you, I am ready, willing, and able to help.
The GoFundMe site is: http://www.gofundme.com/8w4lk0
My business website is: www.createitliveit.com
I am also on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/abbyhirschphillips/
and Twitter: @CreateItLiveIt
What Your Financial Support Will Do:
My initial fundraising goal is $3000. These monies will provide funding towards:
#Free workshops in my community that will both give back and spread the word.
#The development and launch of a webinar series, workbook, and e-pamplet.
#Marketing, internet, and phone costs.
#Professional business services I cannot provide myself. (Note: I create all my own marketing materials, business cards, website, webinar videos and audios, and publishing materials saving a ton of money)
Thank you so much in advance for your support. I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to me and those I hope to help. And if you feel so moved, please share this on your Facebook, with other friends and family, on LinkedIn, Pinterest or Twitter and help me spread the word.
I will keep you posted on my progress and happenings at CreateIt ~ LiveIt!
In good health and happiness,
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