The children of Michelle Lujan and Jonathan Gavzer

$16,672 of $17,500 goal

Raised by 127 people in 27 days
Created May 21, 2019
Dear friends, family and loving community, 
 
After a valiant effort fighting cancer, Michelle Lujan died peacefully surrounded by her family last Tuesday (5/14/19). Throughout her battle, she was ever present for her children, Samuel and Sunya, and kept them focused on what was ahead. She moved towards death with honesty, integrity, and grace; and the children were amazing in their courage and presence in each step. A celebration of life for Michelle will be announced as details are worked out.
 
Now, the children are living with their father Jonathan, full-time. As he tries to sort out how to make this new life work, many of us have offered to be of service. At this point, what is clear, is that Jonathan is on a very limited work schedule and could use some financial assistance to get through the next few months while he is helping the kids embark on this journey through the grieving process.
 
Here’s our call to action: we’d love to raise $17,500 to support this family!
 
Asking for and receiving money can be vulnerable. As Michelle was held in community over the past 2 years, many have generously offered incredible gifts of time and resources. Jonathan wishes not to create a sense of obligation knowing that there are many with big needs in this time. Yet, these are the times to hold hands together- through community- to collectively and powerfully support our beloved friends, children and each other. Jonathan, Samuel, Sunya (and all of us who love them) would be incredibly grateful for your offerings and support.  
 
Let’s love them up together!!!! 
 
With deep gratitude and care,
Alexis, Giorgio and Lynn
 
PS. For those who want to visit, you are welcome! It can be hard for Jonathan to think in advance of what he might need. During a visit, a way to help may become clear. In addition, he is looking to see more clients in/near Point Reyes Station. Referring local clients will also be a great financial assistance.
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Late notice for memorial in honor of Michelle happening today 6/15/19 at 2pm Toby's Barn, Point Reyes Station. Anyone who feels to be there is welcome.
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I am so grateful for how people have been showing up for my family and I. There has been almost no time in this new life to express my appreciation individually to the many who have been so generous in profound ways. Many have donated financially and many have given time to be aunties and still others have brought food or participated in helping to "Marie Kondo" my house. I am a bit scared of the next stage when all the energy dies down and it is just me and the kids acclimating to the new circumstances. It is easier to be in the moment these days dealing with what is at hand, than when I start thinking about next years schooling or how to make it work to work, or any of that stuff. The constant in this process has been the kindness of community, and my kids, who are honest and caring and emotional and so much more. I am proud to be their father and to be able to witness how they are dealing with their grief, and further to be able to honor their mother through their natural wisdom.
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I feel so overwhelmed by the enormous generosity extended to me and my family. This has been such a difficult time with so many unknowns and it has been so heartwarming to feel the kindness of so many. My kids are doing so well, staying true to their feelings. I am forever grateful that I can take a bit of a break from work to attend to their needs.
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Raised by 127 people in 27 days
Created May 21, 2019
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