Help Actress Diane Gaidry Win Her Fight Against Cancer

For: Diane Gaidry
Buffalo, NY
Organizer: Beth Smietana
Help Actress Diane Gaidry Win Her Fight Against Cancer (Diane Gaidry)
of $35,000 goal
83% Complete
Raised by 277 donors

The Story

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has helped meet our initial goal! If you are in the Buffalo area, Diane's film, Loving Annabelle, will be screened at North Park Theatre at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. Tickets are available online now or at the door, and North Park will be donating all ticket sales directly to this crowdfunding campaign!


“You have cancer.” 

Those powerful three words can change your life, your plans, and sometimes your future. My lifelong friend Diane Gaidry heard those very words on January 9 when she received a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, known as HER2-positive.

A life coach with a true gift for listening, Diane has a powerful spirit, and it’s always been her nature to surround herself with love, honor, and acceptance. Those of you who know her love her for these and many other reasons. Those of you who don’t would love her for all the same reasons.  

Diane believes, as many do, that the body’s own immune system is the best defense against the cancer cells that remain in her body. But her immune system needs help. Diane has elected to undergo a holistic treatment plan that includes many therapies specifically designed to bolster her immune system and alter her body chemistry in an effort to combat the malignant cells. She has already made great strides so far.

Because Diane’s choice of treatment for her healing is not conventional, none of her treatments, which she receives multiple times a week, are covered by insurance. But that doesn’t change the fact that every facet—from her vitamin infusions to her nutrient therapies to her strict diet—are all essential to her chosen healing regimen and key to winning this fight. In addition to these ongoing treatments, Diane’s initial breast removal surgery cost in excess of $15,000. 

Join me and Diane’s family—her mother, Barbara (a cancer survivor herself); her husband, Tom; her step-daughter, Bella; her brother, Brian; her father, Tom—and many, many others in helping our sister and friend fight this horrible disease by donating whatever you can. By giving your support, you’ll help honor her personal choice for treatment. 

Thank you for your kindness and consideration and for helping Diane. As she often says in her coaching sessions, “When the what is clear, the how will appear.” Together, we can show Diane how true her mantra really is. 

For those of you who don’t know Diane or her work as an actress, enjoy this slideshow of stills put together by her fan club, or watch her best-known film, Loving Annabelle, on Amazon. Diane’s more recent work and philosophies shine through at Verite Life Coaching.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 4, 2018


Posted on May 4, 2018

Wow. Just wow. What an incredible demonstration of love you—Diane's family, friends, friends of friends—have shown our dear friend. 

In just two months, we've pooled together $25,000 and made an enormous difference in offsetting Diane's medical bills, allowing her to focus on her health and healing and not on the stress of expenses. 

Knowing that this is a continual fight, we are upping the ante on our first goal and setting a reach goal of $35,000. Please continue to spread the word, and if you're in the Buffalo area, make sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 20, when Diane's film, Loving Annabelle, will be screened at North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are available in advance here or at the door the day of the event.    All proceeds will go toward this crowdfunding campaign. Hope you can make it, and again—thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this journey.


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