Fundraising Seminars a Success!

Fundraising Seminars a Success!

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!

Aurora sent us some words of appreciation following the seminars.
Dear Sato Sensei and the Satokai organization,

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.

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