Help Pink Fortitude Inspire Others

$950 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 2 months
Holly Bertone  ALEXANDRIA, VA
In 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew this was God's blessing for me, and that I was called to a greater purpose to help others.

One year later after treatment had ended, after my health was steadily declining, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease.

Six years later, four doctors and numerous specialists, thousands of dollars in medical bills, labs and tests, different medications and supplements, an extremely restrictive diet, removal of toxins from my home and body, detoxes and parasite cleanses (including one that came out still swimming!), my health is gradually improving, but I'm still sick, and on a mission to get better.

In the meantime, I've been working full time, taking care of my family, and trying to build my blog and business, Pink Fortitude, LLC .  I know that I've been called to help and inspire others through sharing my trials and my journey. I've been patient with the growth of my blog and counting down the days until our finances are in a good place for me to quit my full time government job.

Autoimmune disease is difficult to understand from an outsider's perspective, especially when you look totally fine and healthy despite feeling like death warmed over and struggling to function on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, the new management at my job was not supportive of my declining health. Do I choose between staying in a toxic work environment or quit? Do I choose the stress of the job or the stress of paying bills with the loss of my income?

Well, the choice was crystal clear. I finally resigned and am excited to start a new chapter in my life to completely focus on health, family, and my writing and advocacy.

I started this funding campaign to help with expenses of building Pink Fortitude, LLC , an inspirational and healthy living blog/website, and advocacy.

Your contribution will be directed to the following:

1. Operational expenses of running Pink Fortitude, LLC .
2. Medical expenses that insurance doesn't cover.
3. Offset loss of income as I transition from my full time job to focusing on running the business full time.

Here are four ways you can help!

1.If you have been blessed, please consider a generous contribution to pay it forward and help bless others.

2.If you don't have a lot to give, even if you donate $10, every little bit will help.

3.If you don't have any money to donate, please sign up for the blog's newsletter and LIKE our Facebook page to help our numbers grow.

4.Please forward this message on to those kind folks in your circle of friends and family.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly and please check out my website and especially our advocacy page . I guarantee that you will be inspired, and will want to help me inspire others!

You have my sincerest gratitude. 

Blessings, love, and hugs,
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$950 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 2 months
Created February 19, 2017
Alyssa Seward
8 days ago

Wishing you every success for your new path! You continue to inspire me!

Richelle Stevenson
9 days ago
Stephanie Latterner
9 days ago
Christine Hoch
1 month ago
Angela Adams
1 month ago

I wish you the best

Lisa McCaskill
1 month ago

You're the best

Mary Walsh
1 month ago

You do such a great job!! Love you lots!

1 month ago
Daffnee Cohen
1 month ago


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