CancerCure 4 Aundrea Lansdown-Powers

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Raised by 48 people in 44 months
Carol Priestley Magamoll
on behalf of Aundrea Lansdown-Powers
 ANDOVER, NH
Aundrea needs our help in her battle to fight a very rare form of cancer that strikes only 1 woman in 1,100 and affects only a little over 4,000 women yearly in the United States.  Aundrea is fighting for her life against Vaginal Cancer.

Her battle began more than 2 years ago when she was initially diagnosed, and underwent the recommended treatment protocol at that time. Seemed she was successful at first only to discover shortly thereafter it had reoccurred. Again, Aundrea bravely & with humor and a positive spirit underwent her chemotherapy and radiation regime; again, thinking positive thoughts with a prayerful approach that all was well. To everyone’s dismay… it again reoccurred, now multiple times. Aundrea now faces a “last resort attempt of radiation” which will be her last possibility of having this treatment, as she will have reached her limit of being a candidate for any further radiation in her case. Aundrea shared with us what one of her oncologists explained to her, and in part, she shared with many of us; “…it’s incredibly complicated. It turns out not only is my cancer rare, but it's really rare. And current conditions are even more rare, so he’s having to figure it out and try a treatment that hasn't been tried before, Le Sigh…” . Alternatives are difficult, challenging, and life changing, and doctors have reached the unknown as to how to treat her. Research and alternative treatments may be out there, and some “feelers” are being put forth on her behalf by caring friends. To make matters tougher for Aundrea, she also suffers from an autoimmune disease diagnosed 5 years ago in which her autoimmune disease is attacking her liver making many of the typical treatments unavailable to her. So you see, it’s a daunting place to be in for Aundrea.

Despite all of this, Aundrea’s positive attitude and her unending faith keep her going, along with a supporting and loving family. Aundrea is a daughter, sister, wife, and mother. She is a loving, cheerful, vivacious, spirited, creative, caring, and simply lovely lady who is supportive to all of those around her. She has selflessly given of her time, energy and love to not only her family and friends, but to many that she hasn’t even known well through reaching out to them whenever possible. I personally met Aundrea through a group of learning jewelers who come together to share, teach and learn together. Aundrea is always at the ready to be helpful and encouraging, and with a fervor and passion unmatched by many with a level of true integrity for the craft; she herself being a very talented jewelry artist. One of the complications this terrible disease has imposed upon her is the inability to now sit at her bench to do what she so loves to do - create beauty for others. As a result, this has obviously stopped the flow of any income she could also produce for herself and her family.

Please consider giving back to Aundrea in the same spirit she has given to others when they needed her in life. By supporting CancerCare4 Aundrea, you will bring some much needed relief - lifting some of the financial burden that is so cumbersome to anyone in this race for a cancer cure. Eliminating at least one of the burdens can help Aundrea focus on what is most important… Healing. While health insurance is helpful, we are all aware of rising premiums, higher deductibles, co-pays, and in many instances non-covered medical procedures and medications. These deductibles, co-pays & uncovered expenses can throw most families into negative cash flows quite quickly; heavy concerns when you have lost one of two incomes in a household, and something no one fighting cancer should have to be concerned with.

Your thoughtful donation to Aundrea is so appreciated. Give as you can. One time or as a monthly donation. $1.00, $5.00, $50, more; whatever your heart leads you to give - will all help & is so graciously and humbly appreciated. If you cannot give monetarily, please remember her in your daily prayers and positive thoughts, and possibly posting this campaign on your Facebook page to get the word out in support. Aundrea is like most of us… we don’t like asking for help in the area of finance recognizing everyone has their own needs and burdens in life. Know that she is appreciative beyond words, and very humbled by people’s generosity.  

Aundrea wishes to share her appreciation for your donation with a token of her love & thankfulness by sending you a personal gift for your support and for helping her "Kick Cancer's Ass"!  

*Please send an email with your mailing address to the organizer of this campaign so we can get your gift mailed out to you.  You will see an interactive mail envelope to click on next to the "created by" name on the main donor page.

So Let us, her friends, family, and strangers alike, give a gift of caring support to a fellow sister in life who needs us now.

Let’s Help Aundrea "Kick Cancer's Ass"!  
A HUGE Thank You To You All!
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Aundrea Lansdown-Powers, age 50, of 24 Severance Rd in Andover NH, passed away in her home surrounded by family on Wednesday July 13th, at 10:20am after a long fight with cancer.

Aundrea was born in Mineral Wells, TX to Nelson Clay and LeIla (Schwertfeger) Lansdown. She grew up in Grand Junction, CO, then moved to NH as a young adult, where she built her family. Aundrea was married to William David Powers on June 21st, 2003. Throughout her professional career, Aundrea had a heart to serve others. She started as an LNA working with the elderly, and then taught herself sign language in order to be an interpreter for Concord Hospital. She went on to be a Crisis Intervention Counselor, and then transitioned to owning and operating a Licensed Home Daycare and Preschool. Her hobbies included gardening, working with clay, sewing, being outdoors, hiking, spending time at the ocean and in the last few years she found her true passion in goldsmithing beautiful works of handcrafted jewelry. Aundrea is survived by her parents Nelson Clay and LeIla Lansdown; her beloved husband David Powers; three daughters Amber MacQuarrie, Mariah Lansdown, and Naomi Naritsuka; siblings Evalie Lockard and Nathan Lansdown; lifelong friend and sister Renee Goodwin; son-in-law Jake MacQuarrie; grandchildren Ethan and Olivia MacQuarrie; and lots of nieces, nephews, and caring friends.

The memorial service was held at Andover Congregational Church on Saturday July 30th at 3:00pm. As an expression of sympathy, any memorial contributions may be made here on our GoFundMe Page.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Mt. 11:28-30)

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It has been awhile since the last update. Right before Christmas Aundrea's PET scan results came in. No other cancer was found outside of the localized area they have been treating. This is wonderful news. Stage IV vaginal cancer, however, is still there and growing. With chemo and radiation no longer effective, the next treatment plan involves surgery & a procedure called a total pelvic exenteration. With a clear PET scan the exenteration is now an option and is being coordinated with Aundrea & her physicians.

Aundrea has been living with much pain. Her pain levels have required major attention & the quality of life on pain medications can make for challenging days for Aundrea & her family. Aundrea remains positive & her amazing & inspirational attitude are always a blessing to us all.

Please step up your prayers & positive thoughts as Aundrea moves closer to her surgery. As well, medical bills will rise sharply & your donations of any amount are so greatly appreciated. Not enough Thanks in the World can express how blessed Aundrea & her family feel about everyone's generosity.

It is a New Year & all Aundrea's family & friends are believing with Aundrea that this is the year for total healing for her, and for complete success of her upcoming surgery & recovery to eradicate cancer once & for all, & see Aundrea move forward into the best quality of life she so deserves.

Thank you all so very much for your donations, prayer, positive thoughts & Love.
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One of the most difficult times during cancer treatment is "the waiting" in between multiple treatment sessions & the unknown results of the last round. Aundrea has waited weeks since her last treatment now & it looks like the wait will continue a bit longer. Aundrea has been so strong handling all of this, even on meltdown days. She is such an inspiration to others during this time & in sharing her thoughts with us all. Treatment plans can change course after results are in, consultations & reviews between doctors are evaluated, and the patient consulted. Oftentimes, patients are not even privy to the doctors' thoughts on what may be happening, yet are painfully aware that solid conclusions have not been reached, or even not being openly discussed yet; during those times the waiting is the hardest and the questions are so many. It is a very exhausting process mentally as well as physically... to say the least.

Aundrea did update us as far as her most recent doctor's visit that took place this week.

Aundrea's Comments:
"I saw the oncologist today. Pain prevented him from doing a thorough exam, so he's decided to do the biopsies under anesthesia. In December. I don't want to wait that long!! Basically, he's waiting to see if cancer pops up anywhere else. Obviously, if I have cancer somewhere else, I won't get the Total Pelvic Exenteration. After the biopsies I'll have a PET scan, similar to an MRI, but it identifies cancer cells. If the PET scan comes out OK, I'll meet with a urologist and whatever the doc is called that will deal with the colon, a plastic surgeon to assess whether I can get a new vagina, and a nurse to get ostomy counseling. So I'll probably be getting the TPE in January sometime. Its a 10-12 hour surgery, and several doctors are involved (the ones mentioned). He didn't talk about recovery at all. That's all I know right now."

Please remember Aundrea and her family daily in your prayers and positive healing thoughts. Her battle is a difficult one and still ongoing. As you can imagine with Stage IV cancer, the possibilities seem endless. Aundrea's family, friends, & strangers are all supporting her in the best ways they know how. We would ask that contributions continue, and we are a far cry from the $60k goal. Anything you can do will continue to help Aundrea and her family, and greatly assist her by relieving some of the tremendous financial stress. No gift is too small & every penny is greatly appreciated.

Aundrea is overwhelmingly thankful for everyone who has reached out to her. She receives encouragement from family, friends and strangers alike, and has been blessed beyond measure for their selfless acts of love. Thank You So Very Much.

Auctions for Aundrea on Facebook is still going on. Please be sure to visit the website to continue to support Aundrea through that venue as well. There are a great bunch of artists donating pieces to fund Aundrea's medical bills also. You will meet some fun folks, and get something nice for yourself, too. Thanks again.

https://www.facebook.com/auctionsforaundrea
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Aundrea currently reaches another waiting plateau in her cancer treatment, and continues to bravely and with grace, faith & strong fortitude, maintain her positive outlook in Kicking Cancer's Ass. She is truly an inspirational lady in sharing her journey with us all.

Here is last nights update directly from her about her doctor visit yesterday and the results of her most recent rounds of treatments:

"It turns out we got Door #2. The cancer's not gone, but the two tumors have shrunk and both are flat, which is good. It is possible that they will continue to shrink over time. The doc seemed like he didn't really think they would, but they *could*! I go back in 4 weeks to see if it's gone, and if the tissue doesn't look normal, they'll do biopsies. If the biopsies turn out cancer, I'll have a Total Pelvic Exenteration. I'm not really worried about that right now, because I need to be my body's cheering section. "You can do it! You've got this! it's the home stretch, get it done!" I'll think positive and leave the results to God whom I completely trust, and praise Him for all the amazing things I've learned about myself, about the world, about Jesus, about all of you, because of cancer. There's so very much that cancer hasn't taken from me, and so very much I've gained!"

As you can see, Aundrea's amazing spirit always shines through regardless of the difficulties her disease presents her with on a daily basis. It is vitally important for us all to continue to support Aundrea in every way we possibly can. To that effort, there are two ways you can help financially:

1) Please consider a 1 time or recurrent monthly donation here on this GoFundMe Site.

2) "Auction For Aundrea" has been established & set to run from September 12 - 30th on Facebook to raise funds to help with her financial burdens. A group of wonderful Facebook jeweler friends have banded together & created a great opportunity to support Aundrea; many of which have donated fabulous jewelry pieces & items to be auctioned off - with all proceeds going directly to Aundrea to help pay for her medical expenses. Please visit their Facebook Site today & each day for some wonderful items, and in support of Aundrea & her family.

https://www.facebook.com/auctionsforaundrea

Aundrea and her family wish to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for all you have done and are doing in her behalf. She is truly humbled and very thankful for your donations, love, prayers, positive thoughts and care. Thank You All
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