For our mommy!
Aloha family and friends. As many of you know, our mother, Maiva Blaisdell, was recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, stage II-triple negative breast cancer. We are sending out a heartfelt plea for support in helping our family raise enough money to gift her a much needed opportunity for advanced healing.
Maiva has lived in Hawaii for 26 years, and in that time has been a strong community leader, contributing to the youth of Puna and the community at large in innumerable ways. As a wife, mother of four, grandmother of three, and friend/aunty to many, she works relentlessly to give us every opportunity to live healthy enriching lives. It is our pleasure and wish to grant her the same kindness. Throughout the last 20+years, her willingness to give her time to her community has become an integral part of her daily life. Within her work as the Theater Arts Director at a local charter school, she has been recognized as someone who can be depended on to accomplish multiple tasks as she donates numerous hours of her time to inspire and enrich the lives of others through art and expression. She has been instrumental in creating numerous annual community events that support healthy lifestyle choices, as well as prosperity and growth. Her commitment and dedication to the enrichment of youth is recognized among her peers as a community staple. Her tireless efforts are gifted freely to her family and community with no expectation of gratitude, recognition, or financial gain.
Within the short four month period of time since the discovery of the lump in April, she has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy regiment followed by intense radiation treatment. Our family is confident she will pull through these invasive and debilitating treatments gracefully. However, these procedures are only the beginning of the journey to recovery.
It is our goal to gift her a much needed healing retreat designed to clear her body of any residual toxins from these intense chemotherapy and radiation procedures. Through this ten day retreat, she will be given the opportunity to receive much needed physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Let's work together to give back to a woman who has dedicated her life to the health and prosperity of others. Please consider donating any amount, nothing is too little, and anything is appreciated. We thank you for your support in helping us give our mother this much needed retreat. Without your love and financial support, this gift would not be possible.
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We humbly thank you,
Kekela, 'Ale'a, Uluwehi and Kamalu Blaisdell
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