Paris, We Love You

RECENT UPDATE 5/13/12: The total costs of the trip are about $20,000. The plane tickets have been covered by a very generous donor, so without the plane tickets the costs are looking to be about $14,000. 
I have about $1,000 in cash donations and checks, so I wanted to be truthful to donors about the full amount that is left to raise: about $13,000. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated--I've been blown away by your generosity. 
-Josephine

My name is Josephine Yurcaba, and I hope to be a journalist in order to voice my strong opinions and share the stories of those who wouldn't otherwise be heard.

My mother, Paris, has been the driving force behind this pursuit for all of my 20 years.

But on April 8, 2012, Easter Sunday, I found out that my beautiful mother has no more than four to five months left, as a result of the primary peritoneal cancer that has been spreading throughout her body for the past two years. 

My mother was named after Paris, France, because it was her father's favorite city in the world, yet she's never visited. Thus it is my mission to take her to Paris with our family over the summer for one week.

She attended every horse show I've had over the past nine years, every one of my older sister's softball games, and brought her own cowbell to my older brother's high school football games. Despite her sickness, she continues to counsel myself and my three siblings, and strives to spoil my sister's two children"”as she believes a good grandmother should. 

I humbly ask for any help you are willing to offer, as this wish is the one thing I feel that I must do for my mom"”the one person I love the most and can't imagine life without. Please donate whatever you can. Thank you so much.


For more information about the cause contact:

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Josephine Yurcaba 
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