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Help Julie, a new mom, fight breast cancer.

$18,636 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 148 people in 13 days
Created February 8, 2019
36913648_1549647555508492_r.jpegThis January, just a few months after her 40th birthday, Julie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. The cancer is quite advanced and has spread to her lymph nodes, which means she has a gruelling 6 months of chemotherapy and surgery ahead of her.

With her beautiful daughter, Cicely, just about to turn 2, Julie’s biggest anxiety is not being able to be the mom that her little girl needs. Nick and Julie need some financial help. This will allow Julie to stop working and Nick can reduce his long hours as a chef in order to care for both Julie and Cicely during and after her treatments. Julie's goal throughout her treatment process is to keep a positive healthy environment for her family and to make life as normal as it was for Cicely before her diagnosis. 

We know that Nick and Julie have a big worldwide network and there are lots of people wondering what they can do to help from many miles away. Here is what you can do. The money we raise here will enable the family to spend more time together during this fight. It will help with childcare, cover lost wages and allow Julie to focus her energy into beating cancer and being the amazing mother and wife that she has always been.

It has taken some time to convince our dear friends that it’s ok to ask for help and sometimes all you need to do is put it out there and let the world show you its kindness. 

Thank you x

Jess and Bianca
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Update, that’s a hard one. Where do I begin? Let’s start back on New Years Eve.
I found a lump in my left breast while cleaning up after Cicely and I had ruined the living room during one of our exclusive Mom/daughter dance parties. I felt no panic at that stage just curiosity as to why I had never noticed it before? Two days later I saw the Dr. “don’t panic, it is likely a cyst.” Fast-forward two weeks to a radiologist telling me that what he was seeing was highly suggestive of a malignant tumor. Then the whole world stopped for a second, well for five days actually, while I waited to hear the official diagnosis. I won’t bother you with the details of the cancer because in a word: internet. However, I can tell you that my cancer makes up a small but hopeful percentage of cancers that responds well to chemotherapy. It is aggressive and they are treating it as such by giving me an aggressive dose of chemotherapy. It sucks, it just really sucks but we have to believe it is doing the job.

I have tried over the course of the last few days to write this and I’ve picked up my computer and put it down many times over for many reasons. The primary reason is I feel that words cannot express how much your generosity, friendship, and kindness mean to me. Those of you that know me well know that I am never very short on words however the current state of affairs has knocked a bit of the wind out of my sails. I officially found out I had cancer a month ago and I am far from any kind of expert on the ins and outs of how to cope with cancer, in fact from moment to moment I could either be laughing or crying but this I know: You cannot do this alone. Your donations to this campaign will now allow me to have my family with me as much as possible and to have care for my daughter so that she can carry on in the beautiful, carefree lifestyle that every two year old should be able to enjoy. The dance parties may not be as intense but I am going to try my best. All our love to you and enormous gratitude,
Jules, Nick and Cicely
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So tomorrow it all begins. By dinner time tomorrow Julie will have one chemo under her belt. With some immaculate timing, thanks to an anonymous donor, we’ve just broken through the halfway point in this campaign. Everyone’s kindness and generosity will be in Nick and Julie’s minds tomorrow as the battle begins. So thank you, all of you. Send some happy vibes towards Vancouver tomorrow, and some really nasty killer vibes towards that one little bit of Julie that needs a big zap! Love Jess and Bianca x
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! In just one day we’ve raised over $10,000 for this wonderful family and they are really feeling the love! In fact, you’ve all leapt into action so quickly, this campaign is now officially “trending”... which means it will start showing up in all sorts of other places. When Julie has kicked this cancer to the curb and the family have got back on track, it is this extraordinary show of kindness that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Thank you all. Jess and Bianca x
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Raised by 148 people in 13 days
Created February 8, 2019
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