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This fundraiser ended on 05/12/12

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Friend's of Aylen raise the funds necessary to support her breast cancer treatment costs and dream of being a mother.

We wanted to update you on what's happening with Aylen: she is now in treatment taking Vit. C IVs, mistletoe injections and a whole host of supplements and herbs to support her body, as well as drastically changing her diet.

Soon Aylen will undergo a pet scan which her doctor's requested but her insurance denied coverage. The test costs $2,500 and will scan her entire body to see if the cancer has spread. Unfortunately, her insurance did not deem that important--but it is a critical test to get some clarity on what is or isn't (most likely) happening. Nothing is fool-proof but this test will help give Aylen and her team a more accurate picture.

Also, the tides have changed since her diagnosis in March: Aylen's mother has been diagnosed with a rare form of large cell Lymphoma which is Stage four and aggressive, putting an additional strain on the family. The doctor's have given her 6-12 months survival. Aylen will now be traveling to California as often as possible to be with her mother while also attending to her own health here in NYC, where her health insurance and holistic team is. This is a difficult turn of events so fulfilling this fundraiser is even more needed and helpful.

While Aylen is working again, and has moved to cheaper housing, the costs of additional tests, holistic care, and now the added expense of traveling home to be with her mother, not to mention the debt that had already ensued from past care, has created a financial challenge.

For now, Aylen is keeping her writing going so that at some point, a publication or performance can emerge that turns this challenge into an offering back to the community, helping others facing these types of challenges. Please help support Aylen through this time of transition and healing-- no amount is too small to donate and your support and kindness is gratefully appreciated.

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