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Bri’s Fund raiser – An appeal June 12, 2008

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In Ramayana, the great epic of India, “Rama” plans to build a bridge (now known as “Adam’s Bridge”) between Rameshwaram and SriLanka to defeat “Ravana”. Rama’s army worked hard day and night to get the job done. A small chipmunk who was watching the work in progress from the shore, wanted to contribute something to the good cause. So, he jumps into the water to wet himself; jumps back to the shore and rolls in the sand. Sand sticks to his wet body. He runs near the bridge and shakes the sand off his body. He does this repeatedly to get as much sand as he can to help the construction of the bridge. Though his efforts are small, Rama is pleased by his initiative and strokes the chipmunk with love that his finger prints remained as three stripes on the chipmunk’s body.

As you are all aware that Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.

She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.

The team organizing the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR. The target amount is 12,000 U.S. Dollars. Similar to the Chipmunk in the above story, I would like to contribute something to the good cause, by posting about the event and appealing to our fellow bloggers and readers to help achieve the target. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.

There’s a raffle with exciting prizes on offer. After viewing the list, you may make your donation. Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.

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