Fighting Cancer - The Wedding Of A Lifetime

If you were told you might only have a few months to live, what would you do? For Jenn and Brian, they are planning the wedding of a lifetime.
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Elysia Skye
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Los Angeles, California
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"If you were told you might only have a few months to live, what would you do? For Jenn and Brian, they are planning the wedding of a lifetime."
 
The wedding on 4/21 was AMAZING!  And we made headlines! Thank you so much to the list of vendors below and for everyone who contributed and shared.  We are so grateful fo your support.  Here is the link to see the story on Yahoo! Shine! 
 
Jenn and Brian have been engaged since Valentines Day and were planning a big beautiful wedding for late summer 2013.  In late March, Jenn was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer (angiosarcoma of the breast) and we fear she will not be around long enough for a late summer wedding. Her doctors have told her that the survival rate to beating this is very low.  Even though we are planning on beating the odds,  the new date was set for April 21st (hoping her chemo treatments would not trigger her hair loss that soon). 
 
Before this campiagn began, we were seeking 100% of wedding costs to be covered in addition to Jenn's out of pocket medical treatments. It's also been hard for them becuase Brian currently lives out of state and is doing everything to secure work in LA to support his amazing bride-to-be (he truely is Prince Charming!).
 
We want Jenn to be a miracle story of triumph over tragedy! The Elysia Skye Breast Cancer Organziation, Rebel Belle Weddings and LA Wedding Woman have teamed up to make their dreams come true!  And with your help, we can make this happen for them and give Jenn a much better chance at NOT becoming a statistic.  Plus, your donation is 100% tax deductible. Woohoo!

What We Need for her Cancer Treatments

  • $$$$ medical costs not covered by insurance (mastectomy and reconstructive surgery co-pays, prescriptions, etc.)
  • $2,500 eastern medicine costs not covered by insurance (intravenious vitamin c therapy, immune system boosters, accupuncture, holistic nutritionist, etc.)
  • $500 for 2 human hair lace front wigs
  • $1000 to move Brian to LA to care for her
  • $250 in comedic entertainment (movies, live shows, concerts etc. - LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINCE AFTER ALL!).
  • $$$$ in unforseen costs and care

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign. Indiegogo has very simple share tools!

And stop by Jenn's blog to learn more about this incredible woman and send her your love! She would appreciate that very much :-) https://www.mylifeline.org/JenniferGailGargano/?page=welcome.cfm

On behalf of Jenn, Brian, Laura (Rebel Belle) and LA Wedding Woman,  we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has donated their money, time, goods and services. Below you will find a list of ROCK STAR vendors who came together without hesitation to make what was just an idea last Wednesday a reality this coming weekend. We cannot thank them enough!

Wedding Coordination - Rebel Belle Weddings

Ceremony Venue - Yamashiro

Reception Venue, Food & Drink - M Bar

Photography - The CoCo Gallery

Videography - NST Pictures

Wedding Cake – The Butter End Cakery

Makeup – Alli B Make-up

Wig – Nigel's Beauty Emporium

 Transportation – Classy Chasis Rentals

Wedding Gown Alterations – In Stitches

Accessories – Petal Blush Love

Wedding Officiant - LA Wedding Woman

Additionally, we extend our very deepest appreciation to the following friends and family members who so generously contributed their time, energy and special talents as well: Christine & Marsha (for the lovely flowers), Yasmin (for the gorgeous hairstyling), Jovina (for the stunning wedding gown), Branden (for the fabulous music), Jeremy (for the super-cool guest book), Dorian & Lynn (for the plentiful wine and funky photo booth props), Hayley (for the magnificent giant flowers), “Make it Pretty” Megan (for just that talent), Heather & Gavin (for the helping hands), and last but very much not least – Lorraine, Madelyn, Blanca, Marlan, Jenny, Emilyn, Jennifer and Meilanie (for all the decor, wedding goodies, support and love).

(So many people have come forward to help, and we have been working so quickly, that it is entirely possible we have missed someone on this list. If so, please accept our apology in advance and email us right away!)

 

 

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This campaign ended on April 26, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Thank you card from ESBCO

    Jenn and Brian will sign your thank you card from the Elysia Skye Breast Cancer Organization.

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    Wedding Photo

    A printed wedding photo just for you as a keepsake. With Gratitude from Jenn and Brian

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    LA Wedding Woman will officiate and sign a marriage license in Southern California for you or someone you would like to gift this to. This must be a legal marriage to have a license. However you may use this perk for a commitment ceremony if you cannot legally get married.

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