Mitzi Garnett is one of the most giving people I've ever known. She always puts others first. This time, we need to put her first. She has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Breast Cancer. We're asking for financial help so that Mitzi can take time off of work and heal. This is a major surgery event and we are planning to make her as comfortable as possible during this time.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING:
Mitzi has been diagnosed with Stage 2 invasive breast cancer, requiring a double mastectomy scheduled for September 17th, 2018. Mitzi will need to be out of work to focus on the surgery and her healing.
HERE'S THE PLAN:
Mitzi has been experiencing multiple doctors appointments and having to travel over 2-hours each way to Fairfield, CA often. She will go into surgery September 17th, 2018. She will be in the hospital for 2-3 days, and then return home. She will then be required to heal for a minimum of 4 weeks, and then begin the reconstruction process that will take up to a year, and potentially radiation and/or chemotherapy.
We are heading up a fundraising effort to ease Mitzi's heart and mind while she takes time off from work and recovers. In addition, Mitzi has medical bills piling up. Needless to say, we have a friend in need, and I know that she has created an incredible community of loving friends who will help her in her hour of need.
Please feel free to donate whatever you can, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000 or more. Every dollar of us gathering together helps and is deeply appreciated!
WHO'S RAISING THE FUNDS?
My name is Tamra Fleming. I've been a very good friend of Mitzi's for 26+ years. I am the Godmother to her son, Jake, and was her birth coach bringing him into the world. I will be coming down from Montana to be with her the day of the surgery and post surgery coordinating people, food and helping her heal.
HOW THE MONEY WILL HELP AND BE USED:
When you're ill, the last thing you want to worry about is money. The money will go directly to her living expenses, travel to and from the hospital and doctors, recovery supplies, additional medical bills and any other unforseen expenses related to her healing.
HOW THE MONEY WILL BE WITHDRAWN:
Mitzi is the direct beneficiary of this fund and we are managing the budget to help her pay the above costs.
This is urgent, as Mitzi will need to be out of work beginning the first part of September, 2018. Since Mitzi is a sole-provider of a small family, not raising these funds will greatly impact her life, as well as her family's life. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000, as quickly as possible to give Mitzi some peace as she goes into surgery.
Via GoFundMe, we will keep you periodically updated on Mitzi's progress.
ADDITIONAL HELP FOR FOOD, LOVE, VISITS AND MORE:
- PRAYER: I ask that you put Mitzi in your heart and see her as perfectly healed, vibrant, laughing and participating with us all in the next chapter of her life here on earth. Please keep all visions positive, whole and loving. <3
- FOOD: If you are local to Mitzi in Grass Valley, California, we ask that you contact Tamra via this GoFundMe page, as she will be staying with Mitzi and coordinating food needs and delivery after surgery.
- VISITS: Mitzi will need to rest the first few days/weeks she is home, please coordinate your visit in advance by texting Mitzi.
- CARDS and LOVE: If you would like to send Mitzi your love, please send to: 2036 Nevada City Highway, #541, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
A NOTE FROM MITZI:
"Consider this my booby prize for less than perfect genetics. This isn't about losing my breasts, it's about gaining the rest of my life."
We want to thank you from our hearts for helping Mitzi get through this very difficult time.
With Great Love,