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Extend Your Hand to Vanessa - A Fight for Today

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As you read this message, I encourage you to think for a moment about life and how precious that is, now think about Vanessa and the impact she has on everyone around her. Her life was threatened forcing her to endure unimaginable trials and as a result, she is now teetering on the edge. This is her story a story of a fighter, a creative spirit—who needs your support now more than ever.

Imagine battling not just one, but numerous obstacles, relentless challenges. Vanessa, once a vibrant entrepreneur, found her world turned upside down when she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer that spread to her liver. She was given a bleak prognosis and was told that her time was limited. Yet, against all odds, with the unwavering dive and the multitude of love and support from her friends, and family, Vanessa emerged triumphant and a smile ànd a giggle.

However, life had more in store and she was tested once again as she faces the brutal consequences of her treatments. her heart valves struggled to maintain normal activity. The aggressive treatments that saved her life wreaked havoc on her body, causing heart failure, neuropathy in her hands and feet, and PTSD which left her become isolated from everyone, she was crippled with anxiety and unable to leave her home for the past year.

This is where you come in. Vanessa's fight is far from over, and your compassion can make all the difference. Imagine the pain of losing everything—her health, her business, her home. Vanessa, a creator of unforgettable events and cherished memories, now finds herself in a motel room and unable to make ends meet. The weight of unpaid bills and the loaning threat of not knowing where she will live hung heavily over her.

Vanessa's story isn't just about survival; it's that of hope and the strength to overcome. As her friends, it's now our turn to step up. Every donation, every share, every word of encouragement is a lifeline to Vanessa. Let's be the force that lifts her out of her situation, her strength to regain her footing and her place in the world.

Here's How You Can Help

Your donation – whether it’s a few bucks or a bit more – could be the lifeline she's been praying for, providing much-needed relief for her living expenses, and necessities

If you are unable to contribute financially, your support can still make a monumental difference. Share Vanessa's story on your social media platforms, spread the word far and wide, and let compassion ripple through our network.

Vanessa's journey is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, the power of friendship, and the resilience of love. Let's come together to ensure that Vanessa doesn't face this fight alone. With your support, we can rewrite the ending of her story—one of hope, healing, and a future full of promise.

Thank you for standing with Vanessa, for being a beacon of hope in her storm.
With heartfelt gratitude,


  • David Chase
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Sherry Wilbur
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Eric Rafay
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 8 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Vanessa Turbay
Raised $795 from 7 donations
Huntington Beach, CA
Susan Carley
Team member
This team raised $365 from 6 other donations.

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