Greetings Beautiful Community,
Our goal is to raise $15,000 by the end of September in support of Chuy, Donaji and their family (more info below). You can make your donation at the link below or in cash at the upcoming fundraising dinner in San Franciscoon Friday 9/22.
Please donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/jesuslona-756912
Many of you know Donaji and her family. You’ve heard about her son Chuy’s struggle with cancer over the last 15 years. One month after celebrating remission, on January 29th, Chuy was diagnosed with a new more aggressive form of cancer.
This past February, as supporters and allies of Chuy and his courageous family, were able to raise over $25,000 in only 7 days. Your response was swift and enormous, proving the strength and generosity of our community. At the time, we never imagined that Chuy would still be with us now, over 7 months later. It is not what the doctors or anyone ever predicted.
Chuy has taught us to let go of predictions and instead take things moment by moment. As he continues to swing between suffering and discomfort and his drawings, love of music and incredible sense of humor, we have learned over and over again to follow his lead as opposed to any medical standards or other attempts to define his journey, which is uniquely Chuy's and always has been.
At this time, we want you to know that your funds have been used; to pay for medical expenses, alternative healing, and a bucket list of joy. It has also supported food, housing and transportation for a family of 4. This has allowed Donaji to provide direct care to Chuy 24/7. She has faithfully been at his side all this time.
So humbly we come back to you, beautiful community, to ask for your financial support again. Are you able to give the same amount? More? We are painfully aware of many needs throughout our bay area community right now so give what you can, but please give. Please know, any amount is appreciated.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 by the end of September. You can make your donation here - : https://www.youcaring.com/jesuslona-756912or at the upcoming fundraising dinner in San Francisco.
We send you love to you and your loved ones, may this be a reminder to all of us to hold each other tight and be grateful for each day no matter what the circumstances.
In gratitude, struggle and towards liberation,
The Friends of the Familia Esteva Lona
De Parte de [email protected] de Donaji ---
From Donaji’s friends ---
Tenemos la meta de recaudar $25,000 en 7 días. Por favor considere lo que puede donar, y después considere si podría donar el doble.
We are aiming to raise $25,000 in 7 days. Please consider what you can give, and then consider if you can give double that amount.
Muchos de ustedes conocen a Donaji y a su familia. Ustedes han sabido de la lucha que Chuy ha tenido contra el cáncer por más de 15 años. Un mes después de haber celebrado la remisión de la enfermedad, Chuy fue diagnosticado con un tipo de cáncer nuevo y más agresivo (hay más sobre la condición de Chuy abajo). Hoy nos estamos uniendo como una comunidad para apoyar a Donaji, Chuy y su familia.
Many of you know Donaji and her family. You’ve heard about her son Chuy’s struggle with cancer over the last 15 years. One month after celebrating remission, on January 29th, Chuy was diagnosed with a new more aggressive form of cancer (there is more about Chuy and his condition below). Today, we are coming together as a community to support Donaji, Chuy, and their family.
La sociedad en la que vivimos no nos cuida a todos, a nuestras familias y comunidades. El gobierno y las corporaciones no están estructuradas de manera que asegura que todos podamos vivir y morir con dignidad. Como una comunidad de personas que creen en la interdependencia, la redistribución de los recursos, la concesión de reparaciones, etc. - este es el momento político para poner en práctica las buenas ideas.
The society we live in does not take care of all of us, our families and communities. The government nor private corporations are structured to show up to make sure we can all live and die with dignity. As a community of people who believe in concepts like interdependence, redistribution of resources, reparations, etc. - this political moment is a time to put good ideas into practice.
Este es un llamado y una oportunidad para estar presente para Donaji y su familia, para apoyarlos de maneras que la sociedad no lo hace, y para poner en práctica a nuestros valores.
This is a call and an opportunity to show up for Donaji and her family, to support them in ways our society does not, and to put our political values into practice.
Estos recursos cubrirán las necesidades básicas de Donaji y su familia, la capacidad de apoyar a Chuy, y el tiempo y espacio de estar juntos en este momento tan doloroso.
These resources will meet Donaji and her family’s basic needs, capacity to support Chuy and to have time and space to be with one another in this heartbreaking time.
Gracias por su amor y su apoyo. Si quiere apoyar a Donajil y su familia en otras formas más allá que donar dinero, por favor veanse al https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chuylona
Thank you for your love and support. If you would like support Donaji and her family in other ways beyond donating, please see https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chuylona.
“Estamos atrapados en una red inescapable de reciprocidad, atada en una sola prenda de destino. Lo que afecta a uno directamente, afecta a todos indirectamente.” Dr. King
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. King