A member of our caving community, who many of you may know, in person or by reputation is going through a very difficult phase in her life journey right now - physically, emotionally and financially. Her list of accomplishments and selfless giving back by way of cave conservation, survey projects, volunteer work, and numerous other conservation efforts is very long. I am reaching out to friends and family (our caving and outdoor communities) in an effort to help one of our own overcome some of these hurdles she's facing. I have many family members & friends who have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly and I've seen it over over again, the havoc cancer wreaks in every facet of people's lives.
After asking her casually on a river trip over Easter w/e how much time she was going take off after the mastectomy, and hearing her response of working part time or working from home as soon as possible due to finances - I decided to start this fund, because I care. We all care. And we all appreciate this brave and strong woman. This shouldn't happen to anyone's daughter, mom , sister, but sadly, sometimes it does.
Anything we can do to help her get through this is greatly appreciated and good future Karma. Pay it forward - always. Whether you can afford much or very little - it doesn't matter, because every little bit helps. The smallest deed is grander than the greatest intention. Please help me to help one of our own. Thank you so very much!