JoAnna Stephens

My name is Sandra Bird and I am here to help my dear friend JoAnna  Stephens who has an incredible story about just how beautiful and surprising life truly is and how connected we really all are.

On October 16, 2017 she received a text message from an unknown number telling her to "go to the hospital now".  When asked who it was the number replied "your fairy godmother" which  made no sense to her at all. Asking for an explanation she was then told "Because you are there asking about seizures and because you need help".  This was enough to scare JoAnna because she had been having headaches and was scheduled for a chiropractor appointment thinking her neck was out of place causing them.  

After doing some research on that number we found it belonged to a woman who JoAnna had never spoken to or even seen. A woman who is a professional healer and intuitive guide.

Back up a few months in May where we were in Santa Cruz on a ladies retreat with a group we call Athena.  It's a time where we set aside to see our friends that have spread out all over the country. We do yoga, meditate, drink margaritas, laugh, play, and bask in the beauty and strength of amazing women. We had decided it would be fun to find a psychic so we walked around looking for someone. We had stopped into a shop but Marcia the intuitive guide wasn't in.  Our friend Amanda had used Joanna's phone to call Marcia to see if we could plan a time to meet up with her.  Amanda left a message but we didn't hear back from her so we moved on and made our night into something else. 

So fast forward 5 months to where JoAnna was receiving these texts from a woman who has psychic abilities combined with the headaches she had been having, it sent her on the hunt for help. It was late in the day and every quick care facility she went to was closed.  Joanna had decided to just go to the E.R. where to her surprise they admitted her that night with a grade 3 Astrocytoma tumor on her left frontal lobe which was the size of a small orange and estimated to have been there for at least a decade.

October 20, 2017 , just 4 days after learning she had brain cancer, Joanna had her first brain surgery. 

She decided to not take on chemotherapy and let her body do the healing. Not an easy decision to have to make. But she stayed strong and started her healing journey.

May 21, 2018 my sweet Jo found herself back in surgery for round 2. This time it was the size of a lemon.  Same place and same type of tumor.

So this puts us to the present day where Jo just had a follow up MRI and we soon will find out the results and go from there. 

For those of you who do not know JoAnna, she is one of thee most beautiful people you will ever meet inside and out. She has a sense of humor about her that just makes light of even the hardest situations (which I believe is part of what is getting her through this). She also has a heart of gold and  is always looking on the positive side of anything and everything. 

Unfortunately she is being bombarded left and right with medical bills which is preventing her from being able to afford healing treatments and basic self care.  She is constantly stressing over how to come up with enough money to make it through the month.  She just had two brain surgeries not even a year apart and is being forced to somehow make all ends meet. JoAnna is such a strong woman but sometimes we all need help.

As of now her outstanding medical bills are at $50,000.  I would love to be able to pull a community together and help take that stress off her shoulders so she can focus on healing. If you have anything else to offer such as massage, healing retreats, etc. that is also very much appreciated. 

Thank you for taking the time to read JoAnna's story.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Sandra Bird 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
JoAnna Stephens 
Beneficiary
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