Help Jessica & Sean's mom Shelley

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Raised by 124 people in 2 months
Hi everyone, 

Me and my brother Sean are reaching out to the community to collect some funds for our mom Shelley who has recently become seriously ill.  

Three months ago Shelley was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer in her sinuses. It is progressing very fast. Shelley is hanging in there and choosing to ride out this unexpected body journey without going down the chemotherapy route. 

Shelley is a very private person, and it is taking a lot of courage for her to surrender  making  this situation public. We ask that you respect her privacy and not overwhelm her with attention.

She is unable to work or travel in her current condition.  This whole situation has come out of the blue and we really want her to be as comfortable as possible at this time. This is why we are asking for outside help.

Shelley has lived on the Sunshine Coast for several decades, you may know her as that hair-dresser with the healing touch, photographer of buddhas and water lilies, or just as that beautiful local woman riding her bike through Roberts Creek  with a wide open laughter.

Shelley dreams of living on the waterfront or lakeside again, so we are raising money to rent a place month to month where we can stay and sit and stare out at the ocean or lake view with her for the time being.


We love Shelley so very much and want to spend time with her in the comfort, ease and relaxation of the present moment.

Thanks for reading this and for all your love and support.

Sincerely, Jessica Gabriel & Sean Twohig

Here are some things your donations will go towards:

-rental of a home on the water
-outstanding medical expenses
-continued home-care
-travel expenses for close family to come visit
-nutritious foods
-time off work for Jessica and Sean to spend time with Shelley
-grief counselling

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Hello beautiful humans!
You'll be glad to know that Shelley, Sean and I just returned from our very first ever family road trip together, just the three of us.
We decided to make our way out to Tofino to spend five days near the crashing surf.
We were extra prepared with plenty of home cooked food for the journey; we even had a pumpkin with us in the trunk to carve for halloween.
But.... the best laid plans....
An hour before reaching our final destination, we got a flat tire (without having a spare!?)
Luckily the Tofino locals are well versed in helping out stranded tourists, so we did swiftly make it to our accommodations.
While there, we experienced plenty of wind and rain which made for some concentrated storm watching afternoons, plus plenty of time to share ghost stories.

Regardless of weather and car trouble, we do cherish the journey, especially the moments when the sun did show itself and we got to have some easy wanders on the most accessible beaches.
<3 Jessica
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I sewed a funky eye patch for Shelley <3
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I want to thank EVERYONE who has donated to, and shared the goFUNdme campaign for my mom Shelley. Sadly her health is in steady decline, week to week, day by day. The situation is heartbreaking. We are crying and laughing a lot. We are flabbergasted. We are meeting the journey head on. The good news is that October 1st we moved with Shelley into a perfect beach spot in Roberts Creek to rent month to month; so that's a piece of the puzzle that's a direct result of the money received from generous folks. So much gratitude to the surrounding community. The rent is what you would expect to pay for waterfront on the coast; so we appreciate all the efforts made towards blasting this link farther out into the interwebs and beyond.

<3 <3 <3 Jessica & Sean
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