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Jael's Battle with Cancer

$15,000 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 276 people in 13 days
Created October 5, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jael Strauss
Hi Everyone—

Our favorite Earth Angel (or Alien?), Jael Strauss, needs our help. Jael, one of the most compassionate, generous, and kind-hearted beings in the universe, has been dealt a tough hand. Those of us who know her understand that she is a fighter, but this fight will be a long, rocky, and definitely expensive one.

At the end of September, Jael became very sick and was diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It has metastasized and spread beyond the breast tissue. She has just begun chemo, but we do not know how things will play out. What we do know is that Jael is putting all of her energy and drive into fighting this insidious disease and can use as much support and love as possible.

Jael, being the selfless person that she is, has helped countless people throughout her life as an advocate for recovery and social justice. She has offered everything she has to people in need; no matter what their situation, she is always ready to help with an empathetic heart and nonjudgmental spirit. She has created “gofundmes” for literally dozens of her friends, and it is now time for us to pay her back. We have the chance, and honestly the obligation, to step up and return the favor.

Please help Jael through this battle with cancer. Whether you can give a lot, a little, or contribute by keeping her in your hearts, anything helps. Jael is in tremendous pain right now and is unable to work. In a month, she will be let go from her job and lose her health insurance. I’m sure everyone understands how expensive cancer treatment is, and the last thing we want Jael to focus on right now is whether or not she will be able to afford her rent, her treatment, and other expenses.

We will update this page as time passes and we receive more news. In the meantime, please spread the word and spread the love. Give what you can, send messages of support— whatever you’ve got.

This gofundme has been set up by friends of Jael’s, but the money raised is going directly into Jael’s bank account. She is so grateful to everyone for their generous donations.
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This outpouring of love is overwhelming to say the least. I am doing My second round of Chemo and im not looking forward to it. The misery is indescribable. But I’m fighting, to live another day and ain’t nothing gonna get in my way
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Hello friends, a quick update on Jael. She is currently sleeping soundly here at the hospital tonight. Tomorrow she undergoes her second round of chemotherapy. She has continued to fight and has maintained an optimistic outlook throughout her treatment. Thank you all SO much for the amazing outpouring of support! The road ahead may be quite long and challenging at times, and your continued support, love and prayers are needed.

Grateful beyond words,
Cody & Jael
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WOW! What an amazing start to this campaign, and it hasn’t been even 24 hours! I want to extend a very tremendous and sincere THANK YOU! to all of the donors and supporters on Jael and her family’s behalf. Your continued support for this campaign is needed in order to meet this very modest goal we have set. Treatment expenses and day to day costs that accumulate while battling disease are huge, and the road to recovery and regaining a good quality of life is a long one. YOU ARE ALL SO APPRECIATED AND LOVED! Thank you! ❤️
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$15,000 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 276 people in 13 days
Created October 5, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jael Strauss
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