Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Over the last year, Hannah has struggled with her health. Already a difficult year due to COVID-19, she was experiencing abdominal pain and discomfort and was working with local medical staff to understand the source of her symptoms. She changed her diet, exercised, and tried to get good sleeps while also navigating the tricky terrain of raising kids during a global pandemic. Feeling better after going dairy-free, she learned that she has stage 3 colorectal cancer. Planning for aggressive treatment and understanding the full extent of her disease – the cancer has spread to her uterus and lymph nodes – has been extra challenging.
Hannah is and has always been very active in supporting our local community, non-profit organizations, the Methow Valley School District, and seasonal sports teams. She has devoted countless hours to the Methow Valley Killer Whales and pitched in at book fairs, bake sales, movie nights, school camp outs, art fairs, theatre events, and more. Who hasn’t experienced the good fortune of her shuttling our kid from one venue to another?! She is an amazing parent to Grace and Connor. She is a kind and thoughtful friend to many.
Hannah will be going back and forth between Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Methow Valley for the next 5-6 months for radiation and chemotherapy. When this treatment is complete, surgery and a lengthy recovery follows. As she moves forward, any/all of this is subject to change as the cancer itself changes.
We are asking for your financial help so that Hannah can more easily access the treatments she needs. Your donation will not only help cover medical expenses outside of insurance coverage, but also travel, grocery, housing and other expenses necessary to help her get the most effective and efficient treatment possible.
We would be very grateful for any donation of any amount to help with our fundraising efforts on Hannah’s behalf. Thank you for holding Hannah in your thoughts. Please share this GoFundMe page with anyone who might be able to support Hannah, Grace and Connor.
In an effort to not overwhelm Hannah, we have created a CaringBridge site where updates on her health will be posted.
Hannahs CaringBridge Page (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannahgonzales