Team Tree

I received a text from Pilar on Friday morning with the intense news that a tumour had been discovered in Tree’s brain. Pilar reached out to me and so in her character, despite being in a state of shock that is inconceivable, she did the responsible thing and made sure that we knew she needed subs for her yoga classes at Moksha. Pilar is the kind of woman who somehow can care for all that needs caring for. She is a very special woman.
Tree and Ocean have spent countless hours hanging out at the yoga studio… they have helped with all kinds of things around the studio.  They’ve sat, laid and played in almost every corner of the space. Tree is one of those people that is just straight up a smarty, she ponders and observes and when she speaks you can’t help but feel like , “Ok, whatever she says!” Put a puppy anywhere near her or Ocean and they just light up. Pilar was like a little kid just a couple of weeks ago when she told us that finally her landlord had said yes to them getting a puppy.

Tree is in the intensive care unit at the children’s hospital in Winnipeg right now. On Fri Jan 8th a large tumour was removed from Tree’s brain by the best neurosurgeon in Canada. The surgery lasted 5 hours and was successful! The tumour was completely removed and an MRI revealed an 100% removal. We are so thrilled about this. She is slowly coming around. She has ups and downs. It will be a slow recovery. We will find out in 10 days if the cells in the tumour were cancerous.

Pilar and Ocean are in Winnipeg and remain there for the foreseeable future. The Moksha community is fundraising to support this family who is at the heart of our community. We call on all yogis and friends to help support Tree, Pilar and Ocean through this. Pilar is the primary provider for Tree and Ocean and as her community we want to do everything that we can. That’s what community is about, and holy cow do we have a big team!

Thank you for your support, this is how the word community reveals that it is a verb, an action word. We will keep everyone posted, please help us spread the word.

Our prayers and our love are one with Tree, Pilar, Ocean and their family.
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Lena Del Mar
Victoria, BC

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