Annemarie's bucketlist

This beautiful woman above in the photo is my amazing mother Annemarie.

My name is Oriana Marie, and I am writing this because my mother is very sick and my sister and I need all the help we can get to make her final wishes come true!
Our mother has fought long and hard to adopt both of us at a very young age to save us both from the abusive, unstable environment we were in. We grew up in NYC and later on after everything was finally settled with the adoption of my younger sister, we moved to The Netherlands because my mom is Dutch. She thought that would be the best for us, but things went downhill from there. We all had a very hard time settling in The Netherlands and we went through some very rough years after that. It took my mom years of hard work, having 2 jobs to take care of us and she never found a partner to help her out. In the mean time she tried so hard to get her Green Card back. It took her years and a lot of money but finally it was approved.

Sadly, shortly after this she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She had a breast removed and a lot of chemo and radiation. She fought through it like a real champ and kept on staying active as much as she could. After we thought all was clear, she decided to move back to NYC to see if that would work. After a year, she decided to come back to The Netherlands and visit us. She was supposed to fly back to NYC afterwards but she couldn't because she could barely walk. To make a long story short, we found out that she had cancer again, and this time it had spread to many parts in her body, all the way down to her bones.

Below are some wishes that I know would fill my mother's heart with joy. Strong and proud as she is, she would never ask help for anything so that's why I'm doing it for her. It is the very least I can do for a mother that gave us everything we could have ever wished for. She so deserves and needs it! :

- A trip to NYC for as long as she wants and can, to be with her friends and family. - And also travel to places that she has never been before, while she still can. ( she always has been a hippie that loves to travel and see the world and explore different cultures )

- I know my mother would love to fly a Cessna, it would be amazing if we could arrange that for her, while she still can.

- She's on a very strict diet of all-organic food which is very expensive, but keeps her as healthy as possible. And all the other expenses that we'll need to take care of her till the end, and after that. Any little bit helps.
I can't explain how much your support means to us.

Thank you so much everyone,

Oriana Schaaf
Gijsbert Pieterszlaan 12 A
1862 GK Bergen
The Netherlands
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    • €175 
    • 41 mos
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    • €60 
    • 51 mos
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    • €40 
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    • €75 
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Oriana Marie 
Hillegom, NL
Annemarie Schaaf 

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