Katharina's Fund

$17,502 of $100k goal

Raised by 126 people in 4 months
Bita Haidarian Nossa
on behalf of Hines Buchanan
 HOUSTON, TX
Hi everyone, my dear friend Katharina Pretl was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after giving birth to her daughter Aurelia almost 15 months ago. It spread to her liver, lungs and bones. After chemotherapy the doctors thought they had effectively gotten rid of the cancer until last week when it was discovered that it had spread to her brain. To say that Katharina is an incredible soul is an understatement. She is kind, loving and one of the most genuine people you will ever come across. In addition, Katharina is an incredibly talented designer and illustrator and has worked for several brands like Joe's jeans and L'gance and most recently for YSTR. After the cancer was discovered in her brain she had to immediately leave her job. As a major contributor to her family's income the loss of her ability to work has been very stressful.

Her family and doctors are very optimistic about the future and her ability to fight this cancer.

I'm asking for all of you to help contribute in anyway possible to assist with the financial burden that the cancer has caused.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to read this and to contribute. Everything and anything helps!

Much love,
Bita
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Update 4
Posted by Bita Haidarian Nossa
3 months ago
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Happy New Year everyone! Hines wanted to thank all of you for your generous contribution. He has completed an album that he was working on for a while titled, Lana Futura (Katharina's name she used for her work as an illustrator). The album is dedicated to her.

You can download the album at this link and you can also email Hines directly for a link to download the album for free.

https://hinesbuchanan.bandcamp.com/album/lana-futura

Sending much love and gratitude,
Bita

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Update 3
Posted by Bita Haidarian Nossa
3 months ago
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to everyone.

I wanted to share a celebration of life video that Katharina's dear friend, Calethia DeConto made. It's absolutely beautiful.
https://youtu.be/U7a0z8RDKs4

Sending much love,
Bita
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Update 2
Posted by Bita Haidarian Nossa
4 months ago
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With the saddest of hearts, I wanted to update all of you that our dear Katharina passed a way late Sunday night. Her family is deeply touched by all of the support that you all gave and they are grieving her passing. I'll send more updates once I have them. Please continue to say prayers for Katharina and her family. Much love, Bita
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Update 1
Posted by Bita Haidarian Nossa
4 months ago
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I wanted to update everyone on Katharina's condition. On Sunday night Katharina was admitted to the emergency room because of seizures she was having. Currently she is in a medically induced coma. It's been incredibly hard for her family to see her this way, but the doctors are very hopeful that she will gradually come out of the coma once that happens radiation and/or chemo therapy can begin. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We have raised $5,950 of the $100,000 so far. Please continue the prayers and to share her story and to donate what you can. Much love and thanks are being sent from me and Katharina's family; Hines, Aurelia and Ingaborgen.
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Calethia DeConto
4 months ago
Megan Baumgarten
4 months ago

I hope she gets better! Please look into Gerson Therapy. Seriously- they've been curing cancer for a LONG time, no horrible side effects.

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Numa Perrier
4 months ago

We all feel this loss. This is the least I could do.

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Jack Banks
4 months ago

We are so sorry, our prayers for Katharina and her family. Hannelore and Jack

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$17,502 of $100k goal

Raised by 126 people in 4 months
Created December 4, 2016
Bita Haidarian Nossa  
on behalf of Hines Buchanan
$250
Anonymous
2 months ago
AK
$36
Alyson Kubik
3 months ago

Weve never met, but you have touched the lives of people I care for. May things go as peacefully as possible for you all. Love and Light from the 'Boldt.

SH
$200
Susanne Horne
3 months ago

Sending much love and strength to Hines, Aurelia and Katharina's family. Love always from Susanne, Martin & Emily xxx

$20
Chrystal Ann
3 months ago
TS
$100
Tiba Sumabon
3 months ago

All my love. -Tiba

FS
$100
Florian Schaugg
3 months ago

Hines, we are sorry for your loss. We will remember Katharina for her kindness and the love and joy she spread. Her spirit will live on in your beautiful daughter Aurelia. With love, The Schaugg family

MB
$100
Michaela Buck
3 months ago

so heartbroken

$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
JP
$250
John POLSON
3 months ago
TF
$100
Tod Fitzpatrick
3 months ago
Calethia DeConto
4 months ago
Megan Baumgarten
4 months ago

I hope she gets better! Please look into Gerson Therapy. Seriously- they've been curing cancer for a LONG time, no horrible side effects.

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Numa Perrier
4 months ago

We all feel this loss. This is the least I could do.

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Jack Banks
4 months ago

We are so sorry, our prayers for Katharina and her family. Hannelore and Jack

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