Julie's Last Wishes

Hello

The purpose of this fundraiser is for the final wishes of my mother Julie. My mother passed away early morning on May 26th. She battled cancer and other illnesses for many years and kept on beating her odds. She was one of the strongest women I have ever known. Even in her final moments I could see she was still trying to fight. A total warrior!

39641018_1559440265358899_r.jpegMy mothers medical downfall started a couple years ago. She battled and beat breast cancer twice but with liver problems that she faced things took a severe turn. Doctors gave her a matter of months to live. It was in this time my husband told me she should come and live with us so she could spend the rest of her life with her kids and grandkids. At that time she was living in Texas so she made the long journey to California with the help of family.
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 Once back in California she started to focus solely on her health and got to a point where she could work and enjoy family again. Things were looking good until she found out the breast cancer had metastasized (spread) and went onto her bones. For the past year - year and a half she did countless treatments of chemo and radiation. She kept fighting! A couple months ago we found out that the cancer had spread again but this time it went to her brain. Unfortunately mom couldn't beat this one.
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We knew she was on borrowed time so luckily I was able to speak with her about what she wanted after she passed. Her only request was that she wanted to be cremated. No other requests for a certain cemetery or what to do with her ashes so I made the decision to do her cremation and have her ashes given to family.

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My mom did her best to make sure we wouldn't have any financial worries for her when she was gone but unfortunately I've hit a wall with life insurance stopping me from fulfilling Moms wishes. 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you from my family to yours

Shantel

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Donations (0)

  • Joy Keller 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
  • Mary Ann Ybarra 
    • $40 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Ariella Pessah 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Mellissa Jefferis 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Shantel Malia Garver 
Organizer
Lomita, CA
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