Fundraising Seminars a Success!Koto Andersen
Over the past few months, our Hombu dojo has organized various online Zoom seminars to support a young lady who has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Aurora underwent brain surgery in January this year and is now on the long road to recovery.
Our Fundraising Results Totalled $3900.00 CDN
Thank you so much to everyone who participated and donated! From Dubai to Japan, we were able to see a lot of old, familiar smiling faces. We hope to see you soon in person!
I would like to send you my most sincere thank-you for the fundraiser that was ran on my behalf. No words can express how grateful I am. I have not been a member of the Karate club since I was a teenager and I do not know most people involved anymore, so it truly shocked me how generous the members of the organization were to a complete stranger. I will never forget this kindness.
Being diagnosed with a brain tumor at 29 years old has turned my life as I know it completely upside down. 6 months ago I was living on my own, attending college full-time, and working a part-time job. I was fully reliant on myself. But due to the nature of my surgery and the side effects I have encountered, I am currently not able to work. Receiving this money that was raised for me feels like the biggest breath of fresh air. It will be used 100% for my physiotherapy/rehab and the costs related to travel to and from Vancouver for my doctors appointments.
I have a lot to worry about right now, as I am awaiting news of what further treatments I need for my tumor (radiation therapy or a second surgery or both), but not having to worry about finances on top of everything else is a big weight off of my shoulders. So again, I would like to share with you, and all the people involved with the fundraiser, and every person who donated (no matter how large or small of an amount) how thankful I am to you all. It was completely unexpected, and I am truly shocked at the kindness of strangers. If I could shake every single person’s hand and say “thank you” to their face I would.