Post-Brain Surgery for Mama Bitz

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Raised by 49 people in 38 months
I SWING for my MOM

 

My mom is my why S- She is my

Passionate, strong, W-warrior

    Who continues to I- inspires me to live life to the fullest

                       And let N-nothing get in my way of

                              The G-Greatness she continues to see in me.

 

 

This is such out of my character to be asking for help, but with my asking I hope this story, I am about to share with you, will inspire you to have reason behind your swing or simply learn the power behind the swing!

 

A year ago, my mother went into brain surgery to remove a tumor.  Leading up this event was her neck and back pain.  After two different MRIs, it was confirmed she had a herniated disk at C6- C7. For those who may be wondering what do those letters mean if you were to bend your head down toward your chest it is the main vertebra you feel at the base of her neck. 

 

To the doctors and my parents surprise there a tumor trying to make itself a home in my mother’s brain.  This was a blessing in disguised!  The surgery was an easy success! Yes it was a huge success, but that was the easy part.  Recovery has been a different story.  My mom was not only recovery from a major surgery but she was and is still trying to heal her neck.  She decided one surgery was enough and she was going to heal her neck with the holistic approach.  Because of where the herniated disk is located it has caused her shoulder and hand tremendous pain.  She continues to fight this through chiropractor, massage therapy, acupuncture, and pulse therapy. 

 

The cost of the surgery and the fact she has maxed out her insurance coverage, I am asking for your donation to help my mother fight this battle of regaining her health without another surgery.

 

On November 20th I will do a kettlebell swing for every dollar donated.  I do this not just for my mom but I do this for you out of appreciation for your generosity and to encourage you to share your story and help you with your journey one swing at a time.
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Goes to both my sisters and my mother! They are my support system and they have always believed in my dreams! This pictures is when they came up to visit me during the beginning of my adventure here in Seattle.

My mother not only believed in my dreams but she believed us sisters would have a life long friendship and that we do. During our mother's, surgery last year, my sisters and I grew closer to each other leaning on one another for comfort, courage, and strength to manage storm we were about to encounter.

My Mom is still struggling with pain as she recovering, I ask you now to help me believe my mother will be able to live a pain free live. Friday will be the last day for donations and where I will be doing a kettlebell swing for every dollar donated. Thank you all for your support already! We are almost to our goal! LET'S Get to 3,000! THANK YOU!
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Freaky Friday!

I can't believe you have given so much for my mother!

THANK YOU !!!!

Next Friday is the last day to donate. As promised, I will be doing a kettlebell swing for each dollar donated! I know this is a lot! But I do it to as a signature for health hope, and a thank you for gifts.

Here is a little sneak peak of what I will be doing! Friday the 20th , I plan on busting out about 400 swings every hour or every other hour. I will be doing this at some of my favorite parks in Bellevue/Redmond/Kirkland and Seattle.

Here is the tentative schedule:

6 am home 400
7:30 am 400 (800 total) @ Idylwood Beach Park
9 am 400 (1200) @ Grass Lawn Park
10:30 am 400 (1600) @ Juanita Beach Park
12 pm ReFuel and REST 400 (2000) Saint Edward State Park
1-2 Drive to Seattle Side
2 pm 400 (2400) Carkeek Park
4: 30 pm 400 (2800) Golden Gardens Park
5:30 pm 100 (2900) Gas Works Park
6:30 pm Last 100 (3000) FUELHouse Together with the TEAM

As you can see I schedule to swing a total 3, 000 swings! I have a big goals to reach and can only do you with the support of you! Come #sharethejourney and help me reach this goal I have for my mother and family as #Iswingformamabitz

On November 20th I will keep updates on FB/coachannawillard and Twitter@annasplash10 and be broadcasting it some of it live on Periscope @annasplash10
100 Swings
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Thank you all for love and support! I wanted to share with you one of my favorite picture of my parents! This was a couple years ago when she healthy and strong!

Because of you she will return to her journey regaining her health! Your money is going to allow her to go back to her chiropractor, physical therapy, and massage therapist. For those who don't know the entire story here is the quick reader digest:

Last Oct. my mother went into brain surgery to remove a brain tumor. This was discover from her MRI images form her herniated disk in her neck. The surgery was a success but she decided not to do a second surgery for her neck and go the holistic approach.

With insurance maxed out she cannot afford the holistic medicine. With your help she will be able return to these health remedies.

Nov. 20th will be the last day for donations and when I will be doing a kettlebell swing for every dollar donated. My goal is to inspire you to take the right steps toward maintaining your health and a THANK YOU for all your support!

SSSssshhhhh She does not know about this and on Thanksgiving day I will surprise her with the incredible donations you have given so generously.
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This past week my two sisters and I went on a road trip down to the red woods! It was such an amazing trip and much needed sister time!

We decided to go on the trip and start a new chapter of celebrating life despite what happened a year ago with our mother’s brain tumor. All three of us wished she could have come with us on this trip. Instead we took everything she has taught us about road trips:

--> She taught us the art of enjoying the journey through games, rocking out to music and simply enjoying each other’s company

--> She taught us the beauty of nature and the awe of creation while appreciating all its wonders

--> She taught us the importance of sisterhood and how it is one of the strongest relationships a woman can have.

Without these three aspects we learned from our mother, us three sister would have not been able to make such a memorable trip.

A lot of the times we talked about how Mom would have loved this part of the trip or she would love this song. Since my mom is still healing her neck the 10 hour road trip was not the best idea for her current conditions. Our hope is to be able to make this an annual trip and next year with our mother. I am asking for your help as my mother continues to heal. Thank you and much love!

Anna Willard
Sisters in the RedWoods
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