Cruise for Karma

$5,695 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 21 months

15505761_1477249860.9989_funddescriptionAs some of you may know. My daughter karma was just recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.

I will have a blog up shortly, if you want to follow our journey Saving Karma.

Life is pretty unpredictable, and I thought everything works out... for now that light doesn't seem so bright.

With a high risk pregnancy and find ding out Karma has cancer I have been unable to work. I thought for sure I'd be able to get back to work. But life decided to strengthen our souls and be tougher then ever before.
Karma wants to do video blogs and YouTube channel/videos. I want to be able to help her as much as I can but just meeting daily goals or finances is getting far out of reach. I've turned in my car because I knew I couldn't make the payments and that money I'm saving can go for karma and her medical bills or whatever she might need. On the verge of losing our home and having everything shut off.. day to day living is something that is no longer an easy task....

But for karma I don't want her to struggle, I want to be able to get her the equipment she needs to blog her journey. Also for travel expenses or food... and to be able to care for the basic needs of my family. .... I understand times are hard, even if all you are able to do is to share this with friends and family that is a gift I thank you for.
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It's hard losing a child, it's even harder to watch your child slowly die, day by day you see the changes, you see the cancer destroying her body and taking control. In that short 5 weeks karma did some amazing things, she completed a bucketist of items she wanted to do. Like go to prom learn how to drive, the basic stuff kids wanna do.... In the mean time, she was uniting a community, families and friends. Building forever bonds. In karma's last days she didn't speak much but when she did u heard her loud and clear. How I miss her oh so much and how I wish life wasn't so hard. I cry alot, still can't sleep, nights are hard but waking up each morning is the worst..... In a panic thinking I didn't hear karma call for me and joumping out of bed to check on her then realizing that there is no need to check on her, she is in heaven with no pain no cancer. At that moment I break.. every morning I break wishing that I could rewind the time but hoping to fast forward instead. I know it will get easier but I wish that this wasn't the end of my little turd.... I force myself to get dressed and brush my hair while I cry and saying to myself I don't need to know why just know that their is a purpose that is greater then myself.. and that one day I'll be by her side.... I worry that her memory will be lost and that her name won't be spoken....
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So we've been on our mission to complete karmas bucket list and all I can say that everyone is so amazing Karma yesterday was able to ride in the Lamborghini we went to Fleming's for steak dinner even though she got a little sick she still had an amazing time then it was off to her prom it was a pretty long day we went shopping for a dress we rode on motorized animals around the mall of course picked the fastest one. Karma got her hair and her makeup all done for prom and of course in karma fashion she was a diva but she handled her handle the day pretty well she didn't stay long at prom for those few moments was the one of the one of the best moments of her life. Some of the items that are completed on her bucket list are prom, going shopping at the mall riding in a Lamborghini to go swimming since she hasn't been able to go swimming because during chemotherapy can't we were to worry about any sort of germs she was able to have a spa day and we stayed at an amazing Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City a big thank you to the Hays tough Foundation prom shopping Lamborghini I want to say thank you to Jodi with children on the Earth Foundation more events are coming so stay tuned for tonight, when karma is helping paint the town Gold to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer
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I haven't posted in a while, and for that I'm sorry, when we think life is getting back to "normal" , we are hit with reality. Last week came another scan for karma , worried what it might say, hoping that we get the all clear, but this time it seemed like a repeat of our first visit, the doctor came in and told us how sorry he is and how unfair it is, he said karma sweetie your cancer is back, and you did nothing wrong but this time there wasn't a talk about curing her cancer, it was a talk about how long she has until she passes away. This news is heartrenching, her osteosarcoma metastase to her stomachs which is rare it goes to the lungs, but karma has always been that 1 in a million type. They found 2 tumor in her stomach and dam it there isn't anything we can do. Planning a funeral for your child is hard, but making each day the best we can for her makes it easier.....
This was scan day trying to ease the anexity of the day, before we found out the news..
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It's been 10 months since we heard "you have cancer" something I never thought I would hear, specially about my daughter, but she made it 30 rounds of chemo, 78 hospital stays. 46 blood transfusions 57 platelet transfusions.

That's just a fraction of her journey, so many kids have a smiliar journey, 47 parents get told their child has cancer every day 7 parents lose their child each day. That's a whole class room of kids each day that gets diagnosed with cancer. Is that rare? Is childhood cancer something we should just ignore? To the billions of dollars donated for cancer research only 4% goes into research of childhood cancer.

Cancer diagnosis is much more than just a diagnosis, I don't like to think of it as a death sentence because the effects of a cancer diagnosis doesn't die.

We lose connection with family and friends. We no longer raise our children, we are consumed with chemo, tests,scans, throwing up, surgery blood levels, learning How to give shots, taking temps talking to doctors searching online for the facts. Finding where we can get help with everyday needs.

Begging the power company gas,water, mortage companies to please be patient and not to turn the utilities off. Wondering if their is food in the house, or enough gas in the car.

Midnight Bloody noses running to the emergency room. Asking yourself everyday, is today the day my warrior can't fight anymore? Do I have any more strenght to continue. Asking myself how can I afford a funeral if I can't even afford a gallon of milk. Coming home to shutoff notices but realizing 10 minutes later cancer has a strong hold and back to the reality another bloody nose, start the clock grab the tissue, pack another bag, check for fevor.

Cancer parents don't get relief from bills. Even though our child is fighting a war they didn't sign up for. Resources are slim and only available once every 12 months sometimes once in a lifetime. But cancer can be years of treatment. If you own ur home good luck trying to find assistance to help pay that bill.

Try making an appointment for HEAT or any appointment always ends up that ur rushing back to the hospital for yet another reaction to the toxic chemotherapy drugs, I'm always in awe when the nurses bring in the chemotherapy drugs (methotrexate ) they were special gowns,gloves and masks, the chemobag marked toxic its like hazmat is coming into the room, while u see ur child just in there pjs no special gowns or gloves, no protection against the toxic drug that will soon enter into the veins. Double checking to make sure they premedicated with Tylenol and benadryl so your child doesn't get a rash from head to toe. So they don't scratch So hard they are at risk for a skin infection. That since they push so Muchfluids at a time to flush the chemo, it child rushes to use the bathroom just after being able to fall asleep for 5 minutes and not making it. While I helped them changed their clothes they say put gloves on and put their laundry in a bag, you help them back to their bed in hopes they can get some rest. The clothes in the bag have to be washed by themselves in hot water for 2 cycles. Or you risk the toxins getting into other clothes and harming ur other children. But the drip keeps dripping from the iv bag into ur childs blood stream.

Checking how much they ate how much have they drank, how much weight have they lost, check for any sores and if they have a bowel movement.

While u hear it phone ringing another bill collector another shut off of pay demand voicemail.

Fighting against cancer while the world is fighting for payments. Bankruptcy notices in the mail, constable at ur door serving you papers for yet another bill.

But CANCER is still knocking louder. Hoping to find a minute to sit and relax, but we know that's not possible. We can't wait for the chemo to be done so we can move on.

Finally she rang her bell a sense of relief comes over us, but just for a brief moment. Only days later rushing back to the ER.
Every turn is a turn of uncertainty a path that may seem familiar is yet a path that is unknown.
One thing I do know is we don't give up we don't allow each other to tap out. No matter how far away the goal may be.
If you put ur mind to it you can achieve greatness
I am asking for help, help to save our home, haven't been able to work for almost a year this is the 2nd Time forclouser has been set. This time September 4th is the date set. I'm behind 5 months $4250 I've already came up with$1300 and I'm pushing everyday to sell whatever I have to put towards my balance owing. I know I'm asking alot but I'm not giving up until they change the locks.
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Raised by 64 people in 21 months
Created October 23, 2016
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Cary Brewster
2 months ago

Love you guys! Always in my daily prayers

2 months ago
Kathy S
2 months ago

May god be with you and your family at this time.

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