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Help Marisa kick cancer!!!!!

$40,600 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 9 months
Created August 28, 2017
Dear friends,

In the beginning of June, our beloved friend and fellow winemaker, Marisa Taylor was having a wonderful weekend gardening right after her son’s birthday.  The next day she noticed she was having some pain in her back, so she decided to go to the doctor to get it checked out.  The doctor sent Marisa to get a CT scan that day.  Before she even got home, the doctor called her to let her know they found a mass on her kidney.  Marisa is now facing the battle of kidney cancer.

A biopsy revealed that she has a cancer which is rare in adults called Wilms tumor.  This cancer is most commonly found in children.  At the same time a nodule in her throat revealed she also had thyroid cancer.  So she is battling not one, but two different cancer types at the same time.  If you know Marisa – you know she likes a challenge and so she has put on her boxing gloves and is ready to kick this thing.

She has started the grueling process of chemotherapy which will be followed by surgery, radiation and more chemotherapy.  At this point her doctors have asked that Marisa suspend work until at least the spring of 2018 in order to give this her full attention.  Marisa and her family need as much love and support as they take this battle on.

For this reason we are humbly reaching out to each one of you to join in helping our dear friend in lightening the economic burden of fighting cancer. This campaign will help support Marisa’s medical expenses, lost wages, transportation to UCSF for treatments, childcare, and other unpredicted expenses as she battles this chapter of her life. 

Every donation—however small or big—would be hugely appreciated. If for whatever reason you cannot donate at this time, please send love, prayers and positivity, and please share this link to your social media. As Marisa continues her journey back to health, she needs all the support that she can get, and we are grateful to you for whatever amount you can provide.

Thank you in advance,

Elizabeth Vianna & Kim Nicholls

Please help spread the word!  Members of the wine industry we are counting on you to help one of its own!
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Dear friends,
We come with great news from the front line! As expected, Marisa is winning this battle with amazing resilience and courage! She is doing great and we see the light at the end of the tunnel. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and we are ever so grateful for all your generous support, prayers and love.
Elizabeth and Kim
Marisa and Ian always smiling!
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Dear friends,
Marisa's surgery was a great success and she is officially back home as of today! I had the pleasure of visiting her the day after surgery and as usual, was inspired by her spirit and resilience. It was a joyful day for Marisa, mom and dad to pack up the car with flowers and drive over the bridge and back to comfort of home. Thank you all for your continued prayers, thoughts and support. Keep spreading the word we have just a small amount to achieve our goal! Go Marisa Go!
Ah the joy of going home after surgery!
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Dear friends and family,
We have some awesome news about our wonder woman Marisa! Last week she had a check up after completing the first eight weeks of chemo and she is responding very well to treatment! We knew she would. Ana Diogo, fellow winemaker and bestie joined Marisa in the city for her appointment for support. This coming week, October 4th - is a big day. Marisa has surgery scheduled. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
We are almost at our goal! Lets keep it going! If you haven't donated to our campaign and if you haven't shared on your social media please do. Every donation helps no matter how small and you can keep your donations anonymous if you prefer. Go Marisa Go! We are so proud of the amazing strength and determination you have shown.
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Here is our girl Marisa, in great spirits on round 8 of chemotherapy this week with Mom always smiling by her side! We are so grateful for the amazing show of support . All the uplifting messages and the generous contributions have brought us tears of joy. Let's keep rallying for this fundraiser and go go go!! Keep sharing with all who know Marisa.
Are those smiles inspiring or what?
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Raised by 260 people in 9 months
Created August 28, 2017
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