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My Dying Wish- Memories of Adventure

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Raised by 551 people in 14 months
Created July 20, 2017
I recently found out that my breast cancer has metastasized to my brain. Statistics give you less than a year. I want to make it great. I love to travel, yet there are many places id like to take my 4 kids. I thought I'd have more time to do this. I don't have enough funds to make it happen. I need your help. Please! Our goal is a two week cruise along the Hawaiian islands, and a two week tour of Europe. Throw in the Maldives for Magen staying in a hut above the water, now weredreaming big. There's so much beauty In The world. I want to see their faces as they see it. Whatever's left when I pass I hope will allow them to be comfortable, enjoy life without a financial burden. From the bottom of my broken heart, Love and Thanks, Valynda aka V
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We made it to Hawaii. I cried tears of joy and I was so happy I made it! We took our wheelchair with us as the resort was huge and I’m only able to walk a few blocks. We spent 10 beautiful days there. Truly this trip wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you to each and every one of you. We used the go fund me and we thought of you all and said our thanks in our prayers at meals. We were planning on going to Europe for Spring Break, but my cancer has progressed and I am not sure what’s in store for the next few months. We are using the funds for travel expenses for my treatment in Houston and the bills this month for the weeks Chad missed work. Money sure goes fast. But I made it to Hawai‘Ii and my heart is full and skin is glowing!!!!!!
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Update on Funds: I'm very honest and wanted to keep all of you supporters abreast on the fund. We have Hawaii Cruise Booked! I know with the extra I wanted to go to Europe this March. However, these brain mets (Chad being off work to take care of me), he's missed 2 weeks of work. So we paid our mortgage with this fund. Now with me having to stay a month in Texas, I applied to 5 grants, spots that I can qualify for. I got denied 3, the last 2 are free or discounted housing. The locations are in a not so great area of Houston. Since I'll be there alone, we decided to be safe and reserve an Air BnB for a month and will drive my car down to save money that way. So, Thank you to this fund and you all for providing me safe, clean housing during my clinical trial for the month. I'm so so grateful as we didn't have the extra in our budget. Thanks to this decision and fund, I can stop worrying about it. I hope you agree with my decision. I'm still planning on going to Europe with the kids to make great memories. I would need to reach the goal here to do so. Thank you for the financial flexibility that do this during this difficult time! Much much love!!!! Valynda
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Well, thanks to our Cruise Director Carol we are booked for Hawaii!!!!! We got the cruise. Yowzers, I've never spent that much on a vacation and I had to take a Xanax just to say yes book it! This truly is a gift and a once in a lifetime trip. Next we are going to be booking the airfare to Honolulu! With tears in my eyes as I write this, We are beyond excited and can't thank you enough!!!!
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We can't thank you enough. Seriously! I put $50 k as a goal because traveling with a family of 6 isn't cheap with flights, cruise excursions. Then Europe the same thing. We are looking at booking the Hawaii trip in October after fall sports. I'm really hoping I make it to then. We may have to move it up depending on my scan results Aug 7. Then the kids have been wanting to go to Europe (I'm thinking Winter?) not sure what their winters are like. I took a trip there when I was 16 and want to take them to the same places I did. To see their faces when they see all these wonders are going to be priceless. I can't say enough how much this fund means to me, and us! With sincere thanks! Valynda and Family!!!!
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Created July 20, 2017
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