Viva Vivian - Round III

$23,390 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 295 people in 19 months

Hi, I'm Vivian, and I'm about to embark on my third fight against breast cancer.  I was originally diagnosed in 2012 when I was 30 years old.  I had a bilateral mastectomy and when the tumor was tested, it scored the lowest score of possible recurrence my oncologist had ever seen (an 8 out of 100).  But 3 years later, when I was pregnant with my son, the hormones from the pregnancy helped it come back.  I did 4 rounds of chemo while pregnant and gave birth to Joaquin two months early (that's a whole other miraculous story) After that, all my scans came back clear.  

Now, just shy of 2 years later, it's back and more agressive than before.  My most recent scans (May 2017) showed cancer in my liver, lymph, and bones.  I am starting chemo next week and will need as much financial help as we can get to help get us through this fight as I've had to stop working to focus on my health.

How your funds will help us:

Medical bills - we're still paying for treatments from back in 2015 (still owe about $5k) and now we'll be adding to that debt rapidly with new scans and treatments.

Therapies - Acupuncture, Therapist, Ayurveda, Energy, Oxygen, Massage, Etc

Childcare - We pay $780/month in daycare (3 days a week) and will have to pay a nanny to help out when I won't be able to do the rest (about 30 hrs/week) Nanny rates are $15/hr

Housecleaning - $100/week

Every little bit you can offer is a major help to our family.

Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers,



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Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks again for all your support last literally saved us. Now that the dust has settled and I'm getting stronger every day, I'd like to take the opportunity to ask any of you donors if you'd like a VIVA VIVIAN tote bag sent your way.

It was too much to manage during treatments, but I'd be so happy to pop one in the mail for you.

If you'd like one, please email me your name and address and I'll send one your way.

Thanks again, and hope you are all having a wonderful start to a beautiful new year!

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I wanted to share some extremely good news. I just received the results from my latest scan, and ALLLLL the many many tumors I had throughout my body a few months ago are GONE!!!! I want to thank each and every one of you for your support. We couldn't have done it without you.
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Thank you, everyone!!!! Your support is a massive help to us right now. I'm so blown away by your generosity and kindness. Sasha and I feel like we are living in a scary dream at times, but knowing we have the support of our community has given us the space to relax and breathe again. And thank you, to all of you who have shared our fundraiser with your family and friends.

Much love,
Vivian, Sasha, Joaquin
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$23,390 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 295 people in 19 months
Created May 15, 2017
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Karalyn Taylor
5 months ago

My husband and I had the honor of meeting your mother in the Houston airport this evening as she is on her way to LA to see you....she shared your story with us and we wanted to donate. You and your family will be in our prayers. Your mother is a special lady! ❤️

Doug Kresse
11 months ago

Great to read the latest!

Jeanette Baity
15 months ago

I'm so happy to hear the good news!!! I know the medical bills will keep coming though, so here's a little extra. Much love to you and the family!

15 months ago
Rod Nunez
15 months ago

God bless you Vivian

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