I am selling my Maya Wrap to help out my good friend Amanda. She has stage 4 colon cancer, and has run out of options here in Oklahoma.
She just go approved to go to MD Anderson, which will allow her to try clinical trials, and other sources of possible cures.
She is also making wreaths to finance her way. Here is what she wrote on her cancer page:
A little background: Amanda found out that she had colon cancer when she was pregnant. They wanted her to abort the baby. She refused, and did some chemo while pregnant. Her baby is perfect! BUt she is at stage 4, and is fighting hard every day. She is one of the toughest people I've ever met. She has ran out of options here and is now eligible to go to MD Anderson, but needs help getting there. Hotel rooms, food, gas, etc...
But here is what she wrote: "Alright, everyone!!! The great news is, today I was able to schedule my first consultation to go to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas for October 4th. They told me to prepare to be there for 3-5 business days. I can't thank my fellow cancer sister, Riley Anne, enough for offering to meet me there (8 hour drive for her)!!!!!!!
I'm facing challenges, though. The caseworker I was assigned to said they are unable to assist patients with lodging for their initial visit. I called the American Cancer Society and at this time, they have a hold on assisting anyone in the Houston area due to flooding. Hotel stay alone will cost about $400-500, and that's going the cheap route. Ryan will be missing out on overtime pay because he has to take off to be home to get our oldest off to school.
To help with the cost, I'm going to be making wreaths. I can do Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas wreaths. Please let me know if you might be interested. No obligation as a majority of materials will come from my craft stash. They will be $50 each or $55 shipped (huge discount on shipping as it runs about $15-payment must be received prior to shipping). As I make them, I'll post them. Thank you!!"
Friends have also set up a fundraiser page:
"Amanda Meyer has been down a long road and isn't done yet! She learned she had stage 4 colon cancer when she was pregnant with her first child. Since then, she has been through chemo, had several surgeries and became a foster mother! Now she has secured a very important appointment in Houston and needs help with the funds to get there. Her husband will have to stay behind with the children and will lose time at work. Could you spare even $5 to help her? Every little bit will help. Amanda is a fighter!"
So, if anyone may be in the market for a Maya wrap, I have the one in the pictures available to sell. It is $79.95 new. I probably didn't even use this three times. It has a lightly padded shoulder and a zippered pocket.
I would like to get $50 for her but make an offer if you would like it but can't do that much. I would like to help her out as much as I can and right , now, I just don't have much extra cash, so I figured I was going to sell this anyways, so I am hoping it sells fast so I can help fund her trip!
And if you are interested in any wreaths, let me know and I will put you in contact with her. She will custom make them however you want.
And if you just want to help out, you can donate on her fundraiser page.
Thank you guys!