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Root Healing for Mama Lana & Hodari

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Hi digital community,

My name is hodari also known as adorie howard and dorien blue (they/them). I am a student of healing, creation and storytelling through dance, music, writing and martial arts. I am passionate about the ways we recover, protect and embody our essence with each other.

I'm asking for your support in helping me and my dear mama, Lana Khoe, as we are deep in our experience of healing and recovery alongside each other.
This past December, I experienced a mental health crisis and a re-traumatizing, violent encounter with the police while seeking medical and emotional support. After a series of events and a 30-foot fall,  I sustained multiple injuries including a back lumbar fracture and ankle fracture. I underwent major emergency spinal fusion surgery to prevent paralysis and further spinal cord damage. After spending three weeks in the hospital, I relocated back home, where my amazing community has come together to offer care coordination and comprehensive in-home support at this critical time of healing.
Shortly after this happened, my mami was diagnosed with stage 4 metastasized cancer after half a year of experiencing related changes in physical ability and pain. The largest growth is on the base of her sacrum, but the cancer has spread to her vital organs. She is currently receiving chemo and immunotherapy and exploring other non-traditional treatment options.

Mama Lana is a mama and protector to many. She has offered her medicine to Lanterman Developmental Center (formerly in Pomona, California) for disabled community needs and long-term support for over 20 years, the high desert Feed My Sheep food bank, and Primerica  financial services. Her love is felt wherever she travels, as well as her strong commitment to getting to the root of imbalance, wisdom of plant-based medicine and energetic healing.
We are inviting you to join us in mutual aid efforts to create a more sustainable model for holistic long-term recovery. Your donation to our root healing fund will support these key needs:
-Medical Expenses and Equipment
-Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
-In-Home Community Care that is Sustainable, Consensual, and Life-Affirming
-Meal Support
-Integrated Healing Practitioners (Mental, Spiritual, and Emotional)
-Integrative Cancer Treatment
Collectively, these needs over a long term period will have an estimated cost of at least $103,555. ANY amount of money you can donate will be received with deep, deep gratitude. Please share this message with friends and family.

If you prefer to donate directly:

Venmo: @dorienblue.
Cashapp: $dorienblue
Zelle: adorie10 at g m a i l . c o m
Paypal: adorie10 at g m a i l . c o m

When sending your donations directly, please put a butterfly in the description so we can easily track.

We are also open to receiving prayers, songs, art and medicine in ways you feel called to offer.
Thank you for your presence and meeting us in this collective moment of love.
In presence and gratitude,

Also, here is a link to some of the movement work I've been growing and am looking forward to returning to as I recover.

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Dorien Howard
Victorville, CA

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