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Support Kris Schaefer Rogers

$17,752 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 238 people in 2 months
Created October 23, 2018
Jade Beall
on behalf of Kris Schaefer Rogers
Life, our health and love is precious, friends.  Sometimes in the blink of an eye,  we can suddenly find ourselves in the hospital being told scary words like "malignant tumors" and "hysterectomy" when just the day before we thought we were healthy, and such words were not even on our radar. This stuff is scary as hell and became a reality last week to one of the most beautiful humans that I know, Kris Schaefer. Friday night Kris thought she just has some unusual pain and couldn't pee, and then the next day she found herself being checked in the ER at St. Mary's and being told that, "chemo isn't so bad these days, you can do it at home now."  Not a conversation anyone wants to casually have. From chillin' on a Friday night to contemplating cancer treatment on Saturday, October 13.  Not easy or fun or comprehensible stuff. 

Kris ended up staying for 5 days in the hospital which led to finding out that she had a type of cancer called endometrioid carcinoma of the ovaries.  This cancer was centralized on the outside of her ovaries and the latest news is that they were able to remove it all with a hysterectomy that was performed earlier this week.  Kris is still awaiting confirmation that indeed all of the cancer was successfully removed, we will have more information later this week.

Kris will not be able to work for 6 weeks and then after then on only a handful of clients. As a self employed person, not being able to work means not being able to pay one's bills, not to mention that Kris and her husband the rad Jeff Rogers still await the hospital and medical expenses.  

Kris has been a body worker for 31 years and it's likely that if you are reading this that you know of her magic and LOVE and expertise with her craft and skill.  She has held thousands of clients over her 3 decades of service in Chicago and Tucson, and I personally know that Tucson is so much more beautiful because of all of the love that Kris has poured into our community, 

Please take a moment to support our beloved our local Tucson Shero!  I have seen Tucson rally so freakin' epically when beloveds are in need of support and I am SO PROUD of Tucson for this phenomenal tribe that we are and I love that we offer to one another abundantly and so wholeheartedly in time of need.

Thank you thank you thank you,
with gratitude and love,
Jade
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Update 4
Posted by Jade Beall
24 days ago
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Greetings Sweet, Tender & Generous Friends of Kris!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MERRY NEW YEAR!

Last night, Kris and I sat down at The Mercado as the beautiful moon (did you all catch a glimpse of that beauty?) lifted up into the solstice sky to reflect on this fundraiser, and how outrageously beautiful our community is and how humbling this all feels.

Kris was radiant last night, and with a twinkle in her eye and hope in her heart, said, "This fundraiser has been one of the most spiritually sustaining pillars in my healing. I don’t think I could’ve begun to imagine being lifted up and held by so many wonderful people I know and those incredible people I didn’t know. What a resuscitation of hope and joy. I wish all such love and kindness reflected back to each one a thousand-fold."

Kris continues to look at what happened to her body and is solid in her freedom from subscribing to fear about the spectre of cancer. Because she is always researching the pros and cons of all the options available, and has a warranted skepticism of conventional care, Kris is hoping for second and third opinions for further courses of treatment from oncologists here and NY, as well as possibly utilizing hyperthermia therapy that could take her to Germany.

At home, in addition to her oncologist’s monitoring her blood, Kris has taken action by practicing meditation and qigong, drinking organic vegetable juice, using pharmaceutical-grade supplements, in addition to investigating how, and doing what’s necessary to deeply influence her overall health and gut function with tests, analyses, and personalized recommendations from a functional health company called Viome. Within all of this, there is still, needed physical therapy and recovery time. Your donations HERE on go-fund-me are most easily utilized in these efforts to manage it all, and heal.

Up next, in further support for resourcing on this enlightening path, Kris and Jeff will be part of a fundraiser at Tap & Bottle on Janurary 27th, with music, and an online silent auction. If you’d like to donate your talents/experiences or wares/art for this event please contact Tana Kelch at Thunderboss40@gmail.com. Donations and their proceeds are a wonderful way to help Kris so that she can continue to find healing and FREEDOM from Cancer.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, all of you, for this support. For caring. For sharing. For this flow of generosity. For reminding all of us why being human is so damn exhilarating. Kris is filled with all of your love and abundance, and I personally am moved to my core.

All my heart,
Jade
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Update 3
Posted by Jade Beall
1 month ago
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Greetings Friends,

Early this morning Kris called me to help her and Jeff to get her to the ER because of a feeling of unwellness and more concerning stabbing pain in her bladder area. She is still in the ER and I'll update all of you when i know more but for now, I am present to the fact that we must continue to rise funds for our beloved. Lots of unknowns ahead, lots of support required so please share this page if you can. Also, we will be having a celebration and fund raiser for Kris at Tap and Bottle thanks to the rad owner Rebecca and I will get all of you details on that soon.

All my love,
Jade
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Update 2
Posted by Jade Beall
2 months ago
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Greetings friends,

I am sitting here with Kris outside on this beautiful Tuesday in the Sonoran desert and she wanted me to send out a wholehearted, huge, incredibly moved THANK YOU to all 157 of you gorgeous humans. HOLY AMAZINGNESS YOU GUYS! Thank you thank you thank you!

We are both here with tears in our eyes on this powerful election day talking about how EPIC this community is, how THIS is the magic of being human, THIS is the beauty of being alive: supporting each other, loving each other, stepping into the spiral of human connection and LOVE.

Here is the thing: We need to continue to raise funds for our phenomenal Kris. The ER visit, the hospital stay and doc appointments and continued doc appointments are adding up in surprising figures. It's likely Kris will not be able to work for at least 6 months or more now. Kris is feeling much clearer minded since surgery and now is dedicated to actively researching the the 2 types of chemo therapy that were recommended as well as alternative therapies. It is a complex journey, learning all this stuff. I personally equate to getting one PHD. One must know all the details and there is a lot to know.

So all of this to say that we, this beautiful community, must continue to raise funds for our beloved facing severely scary decisions and many many unknowns surrounding FIGHTING CANCER'S ASS. Money is energy, and energy is sacred. Please share this with people that may feel inspired to support one of the most EPIC RAD GORGEOUS human that I know.

Thank you thank you,
BIG juicy hugs and kisses,
Jade
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Update 1
Posted by Jade Beall
2 months ago
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Update: Two oncologists want Kris to do chemo.

Hello friends! A quick update with news from Kris' two oncologist appointments yesterday: they still want her to do chemotherapy and of course this news is beyond difficult to process in her heart/body/brain. Kris is taking some time to think about it as her initial intuition is to resist chemo. The visits yesterday left her feeling both physically (her movement is very limited and so this was a big outing) and emotionally drained. I will update you all when I know more. Meanwhile, let's all visualize some wildly happy healthy cells dancing in her body!

Also, Kris' mama leaves to go back home today and this means Kris needs more help. If you would like to help Kris, bring food or green juice or massage her beautiful feet, please reach out to her! She needs all the love right now.
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Raised by 238 people in 2 months
Created October 23, 2018
Jade Beall
on behalf of Kris Schaefer Rogers
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