Help Simone Heal from Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer

$36,640 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 341 people in 15 days
Created January 4, 2019
Simone is my beautiful sister and is the most amazing mom, an incredibly loved wife and a dear friend to so many. Simone is also well known in her community for the herbal tea business that she created, Ancestar Teas, which has inspired so many people with her passion to share her knowledge about health, body, mind and spirit. 

Simone is only 46 and has always been a vibrant leader in living life holistically and truthfully; it seems so unfair that she now has to face a sudden diagnosis of Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Simone discovered a mass cyst in her pelvic region in September, 2018 and was scheduled for investigative surgery December 13th. Unfortunately, 10 days before the scheduled surgery the mass ruptured and the cancer cells metastasized to her lungs. 

With complications due to the pleural effusion to her lungs (cancer spreading), surgery was no longer an option at this time, so Simone decided to take a few weeks to strengthen her immune system and begin to heal the cancer at a clinic in Tijuana Mexico, specializing in integrative treatments. This is a very aggressive form of cancer that is often not responsive to standard chemo.  All options for treatment are on the table to help Simone return back to health.

Yesterday Simone suffered a ‘minor’ stroke which is further complicating her treatment, but Simone is still strong inside, always a rock for those around her. She is determined to heal from this. Her love of life and her family is immeasurable and her will to live for brighter days ahead is what she is focused on. Simone has expressed to me that her dream is to overcome this and use all she has learned  to help others heal from such a grim diagnosis. But right now, she needs our help and support.

Simone is in need of constant care and support from Francois right now. Her situation is not currently stable and time is of the essence to get Simone on track to health.  This is a very aggressive form of cancer and with support from the community, funds will be used to pay regular living expenses  and also to fund any and all treatments that are available to overcome the cancer and return back to a health. Simone and Francois’ children, Sojourn and Imaji are doing their best to be brave and help anyway they can. 

Humbly, I ask you to offer what you can to help alleviate the stress of finances for Simone and Francois and please share this with all your friends and your family. 

They are very grateful to everyone. 

Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts,

If you would like to make a donation by e-transfer please send to: simoneanisesoleil@gmail.com

Name: Simone Vandersteen (for etransfer)

Warmly,
Margot and family
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Update 2
Posted by Margot Vandersteen
6 days ago
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We wanted to give all of Simone's supporters an update as her cancer treatment has shifted recently. The cancer that has invaded Simone's body has made her prone to hyper coagulation which has made Simone prone to strokes. Devastatingly, Simone suffered a second stroke that left her completely paralyzed on both sides, and unable to respond. Simone is feeling the love from us at her side. Simone is resting now comfortably in a private hospital in Tijuana and we have made arrangements for her to be air transported to Nelson via Cranbrook. Funds will continue to be used for the care that Simone will receive while at home, transportation home and to provide a cushion to the family while they continue to be at Simone's side and beyond. Thank you immensely for the outpouring of love to Simone, Francois, Imaji, Sojourn and myself. This is the most heart wrenching moments of our lives and feeling the love from our community and beyond has been very touching and comforting. ~Margot
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Update 1
Posted by Margot Vandersteen
13 days ago
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Thank you so much for everyone that has donated to Simone and family. She is being read all of your messages of support and it is touching her deeply. I have added a payment method of e-transfer for those that wish to donate that way. jewelofthesun@netidea.com
Please continue to share with anyone that would like to help ease the stress that Simone and family are experiencing. Keep praying.

Warmly,
Margot
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