Stage 4 Breast Cancer patient to Hawaii

My name is Sarah Smith, I'm a student and nanny and most importantly, i'm on a mission to help my Aunt Gwen. I want to fulfill one of her biggest dreams of going to Hawaii with her family. My Aunt Gwen has malignant cancer- lymphoma and stage 4 breast cancer which as of last week we learned that her recent tests have put her into a very sad state as she learned that her cancer has now spread to her ovaries and there isn't much that can be done to help stop the progress of the disease.
Before my aunt had been diagnosed with cancer she had been saving money for a family trip to Hawaii. Unfortunately, the idea of spending money on a vacation is no longer an option with all her medical costs. I'm trying really hard to raise money to send her to Hawaii to live out a dream that I know will help lift her spirits. I'm trying to find a way to raise the airfare for the whole family (her husband, herself, and her twins Sam & Rachel who are 13) but if not all 4, hopefully just two for my aunt and uncle.
The travel to Hawaii this time of year is EXPENSIVE. For her whole family the cost would be:

Air $1,700 x 4 = $6,800 (Half if only my aunt & uncle)
Hotel $300 x 7= $2,100
Food $300 x 7= $2,100
Parking $30 x 7= $210

Any help would be more than appreciated and all proceeds, regardless of whether goal is met or not, will go directly to my aunt, Gwen Peterson.

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Sarah Smith 
Atlanta, GA
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