Jael's Battle with Cancer

Hi Everyone—

Our favorite Earth Angel (or Alien?), Jael Strauss, needs our help. Jael, one of the most compassionate, generous, and kind-hearted beings in the universe, has been dealt a tough hand. Those of us who know her understand that she is a fighter, but this fight will be a long, rocky, and definitely expensive one.

At the end of September, Jael became very sick and was diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It has metastasized and spread beyond the breast tissue. She has just begun chemo, but we do not know how things will play out. What we do know is that Jael is putting all of her energy and drive into fighting this insidious disease and can use as much support and love as possible.

Jael, being the selfless person that she is, has helped countless people throughout her life as an advocate for recovery and social justice. She has offered everything she has to people in need; no matter what their situation, she is always ready to help with an empathetic heart and nonjudgmental spirit. She has created “gofundmes” for literally dozens of her friends, and it is now time for us to pay her back. We have the chance, and honestly the obligation, to step up and return the favor.

Please help Jael through this battle with cancer. Whether you can give a lot, a little, or contribute by keeping her in your hearts, anything helps. Jael is in tremendous pain right now and is unable to work. In a month, she will be let go from her job and lose her health insurance. I’m sure everyone understands how expensive cancer treatment is, and the last thing we want Jael to focus on right now is whether or not she will be able to afford her rent, her treatment, and other expenses.

We will update this page as time passes and we receive more news. In the meantime, please spread the word and spread the love. Give what you can, send messages of support— whatever you’ve got.

This gofundme has been set up by friends of Jael’s, but the money raised is going directly into Jael’s bank account. She is so grateful to everyone for their generous donations.
  • Paul Dutton 
    • $30 
    • 32 mos
  • Ree Tre 
    • $5 
    • 33 mos
  • joanne Jones 
    • $40 
    • 34 mos
  • Mason White 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Missy Buchanan 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
See all

Fundraising team (4)

Melissa Lebet 
Organizer
Raised $1,202 from 22 donations
Austin, TX
Jael Strauss 
Beneficiary
Cody Haynes 
Team member
Raised $1,659 from 21 donations
Sarah Covey 
Team member
Raised $885 from 16 donations
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