So many happenings.

My heart and mind have just been a flurry of planning and excitement and crazy lately.  Colorado in August, California family visit over labor day, camping in September, an upcoming trip to the West Coast….SO MANY THINGS!  And I’m happy to say that they are good things.

I have a scan the end of this month, and if all is stable and well, the plan is to switch to a pill for awhile.  My request.  I’m just pretty sick of the IV chemo – mostly, the 48-hour constant drip after a full day at the hospital.  I have been doing IV chemo CONTINUOUSLY since January 2016.  So, prayers and finger crossing and positive thinking that this change will happen.

And then, there’s THIS epic event!!  Yes.  I am holding a fundraiser/benefit on October 29 at Benigna’s Creek Winery in Klingerstown, PA, from 1-5. The idea is to raise money for my own treatments that are not covered by insurance as well as for First Descents, which is the program I participated with in August – it offers free, outdoor adventure trips for young people with cancer.

We are calling it “Be Younique at Benigna’s” – it is basically a mix and mingle where you can buy and drink wine, try out (and buy) make-up and skin products, and browse other vendors. Each vendor is contributing a portion of their sales toward the fundraiser.

The “Younique” part stands for Younique make-up and skin care, which I am apparently selling now, too.   See before-after shots (and don’t judge too much, but skin is F-ed up from treatment):

We will also have a raffle baskets!

This fundraiser is a work in progress. If you want to be a “vendor”, or if you know anyone who does, please let me know (email, text, contact on, facebook) so I can include you on the poster/flyer.  Poster/flyer designed by the one and only Kristen Good.  Check out her blog, too!!

And save the date!  October 29th, 2017  1:00-5:00pm  Benigna’s Creek Winery.  This is going to be one epic event!



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  1. Maria – I see positive things happening all around you. Sander beginning school, trips with family and friends and new friends in Colorado. Makes me smile reading all about everything. Stay positive lady and keep on keeping on. Love you! Andi


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