Give Back to Joan

Joan has helped so many achieve their fitness and health goals. Now let's help her in her time of need. As she has described to many she has metastatic cancer recently diagnosed. She will be on her healing journey and unable to work for some time. The funds can be used at her discretion for filling in the gaps from being unable to work. She will need help with Ubers ( or Lyfts) for medical transport on days her friends are not available. She'll need nourishing food and help with housework and dog walking and gardening. Joan specifically does not want meals delivered instead preferring to pick out her own food with John's help as needed but will gratefully accept help with paying for that food. We all know how often Joan has reached out to others in their dark times and it's our honor to be able to contribute to comfort and care for her. She may need special equipment to make her more comfortable but we hope she can spend these dollars as the gifts they are meant to be-- for what gives her joy and comfort and warmth from her community. As many of her students know she has been unable to work for some time now so the need is great. Let us celebrate Joan's life force by making her life less stressful now as she focuses on healing and comfort and connection. Family, friends, furry friends, fun, fitness, FUNDS.

Dear Friends,
I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the many loving and caring thoughts and prayers you have been sending my way over the last several weeks. I have felt each and every one of them. My heart is full of love and gratitude to each and every one of you.

I also personally wanted to share with you that I have recently and very unexpectedly received a diagnosis of metastatic cancer. This coming week, I will meet with an oncologist to determine possible treatment options.

Please know that I will keep you updated on my situation and in the meantime, remember that love fills all space!

If you would like to reach out to me, my email address is [email redacted].


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Organizer and beneficiary

Lauretta Young 
Oregon, OR
joan Gunness 
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