My name is Vanessa, and this fundraiser is for my best friend Ariel. Ariel Duell is 22years old, a wife and mother to two amazing children. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball in early June, 2013. The doctors soon discovered that Ariel has had this tumor on her brain since she was born! This tumor had grown so large it was causing extreme pressure on her brain, resulting in seizures. With these seizures the doctors enforced regulations on her life. Ariel is no longer allowed to drive, she must have someone with her at all times, and the worst of all, she was not allowed to hold her children unless seated. Finally, on July 31st, 2013 Ariel underwent brain surgery. The doctors were able to remove a majority of the cancerous tumor; however, Ariel will soon start chemo and radiation to remove the remaining portion. Ariel has been a fighter and this obstacle has shown me even more how strong she truly is!
This fund is my way of helping Ariel and her family during this stressful time. I am hoping with the support and generosity of others, we can reduce her medical bills and family expenses, allowing her to focus on recovery.
What We Need & What You Get
The funding raised here will go directly to Ariel's medical bills including, surgery costs, hospital costs, chemo/radiation treatment and living expenses while she recovers. Even if I am unable to reach my goal of $10,000, the donations raised will still be given to Ariel to reduce her bills that are accumulating.
Ariel has been so strong through this and her family and I want her to be able to concertrate on getting well. Please help Ariel's road to recovery! As my way of beginning to thank you I will be making handmade gifts of thanks.
PERKS: I have multiple perks (gifts) associated with Ariel's Brain Cancer Fund! (please include your address when choosing a perk, so I can mail the gift to you)
- The first perk is a handmade friendship bracelet, as a constant reminder of your contrubtion to Ariel.The bracelet will include Ariels favorite color (purple) and the color of brain cancer (grey).
- The second perk is a handmade brain cancer ribbon! This ribbon will be handweaved by myself using the hawaiian lei technique. This ribbion will include a pin so you can proudly wear your ribbon as a constant reminder of your generosity.
- The last perk will be a personalized letter letting you know updates about Ariel and thanking you for your amazing gesture. But thats not all, the last perk will include the two pervious perks, the handmade bracelet and the handmade cancer ribbon!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to donate, that is okay, please share this link and bring awareness to Ariel's fund!
And be sure to stay updated on Ariel's progress by clicking on the link "updates."