Thank you for your love, encouragement, prayers & donations. They are truly helping this momma fight & heal!
We believe in the power of prayer. Prayer has changed everything for us on this journey. Thank you for joining us in prayer!
Complete healing (God is good even if He doesn’t heal, but we’re praying for total restoration of my body)
That God would provide financially in a big way.
My liver is struggling so prayers for protection for the ole’ girl are much appreciated (Doc was super blunt and said we need to do everything possible to protect it because if it fails no one is going to donate a liver to a cancer patient, she’s a straight shooter).
An appetite for healthy, healing foods (I tend to have the strongest aversions to those, yet need them the most).
Protection against any kind of infection. Again, doc was super blunt and said that most lymphoma patients pass due to infection, not cancer so prayers for protection are much appreciated.
That each member of our family would have deep, sweet time with Jesus during this journey
Discernment for Ben & I about post-cancer life. We are trying to discern God’s will for our family after this season (as far as careers) & we both have different opinions (strong opinions!) We need discernment & trust to obey what God is calling us to do.
Strengthened family/marriage bonds during this challenging time. In my eyes, Ben is exactly what myself & the girls need, but I want to be that to them as well. I’m struggling with guilt and sadness over not being able to be the mom & wife that I want to be right now.
We may not be home as soon as we hoped. We need to make a decision about a maintenance treatment I’ll start in a few weeks & that will determine when we return to NY (This feels soul crushing).
We now know this is a terminal illness I’ll be fighting for the rest of my life. A clear scan is only the end of one chapter and the beginning of another (fighting for remission➡️staying in remission) and sometimes that completely freaks me out, but God is faithful.
I feel healed!
God provided housing until the end of our stay here in CA!
God is drawing near to all members of our family
Our marriage is strengthening as we walk through these trials
When I first arrived here we were draining 2L of fluid from my chest that was preventing me from having normal oxygen levels and being able to breathe. As of this week we are only draining 50mL! I feel amazing, but better yet I am cleared to get my chest catheter out
My doctor told me this week I only have one chemo treatment left! Next week will be my last treatment (as of 7/24/19)
We are cleared to go home in 2 weeks (as of 7/24/19)
If we’re being honest, treatment is expensive. Outrageously expensive. Unjustly expensive. If you or a family member has gone through the gamut with cancer, you know this. Shewwww… *deep breaths.* Moving on… One of the most tangible needs we have right now is financial support. If you feel led to support us, here are a few ways to do so:
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/ali-christians-cancer-treatment We're so grateful for Rachel McMichael who started this account! You can hear more about our story at this link as well.
Venmo: ali__christian (fee free, yay!)
Our popular Time Management Course is available for all moms who are desperate to learn how to create a life in which they can be both present AND productive, even among the chaos. You can register here and get started today!
Ali’s T-shirt fundraiser:
A dear friend & colleague started a t-shirt fundraiser for us.
“The Victory is Already Won is inspired by my friend Ali’s story with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her faith filled journey led me to this tee so every proceed for this tee will go straight to Ali to help fund her medical procedures to win this battle with cancer.”
You can see & order the adorable tee below!
Sip & Paint For Ali
When: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, painting from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Price: $36 per person to paint
Sign up by using the link below:
Join us for a step by step instruction through the "Gold Birch" painting which is partly featured above, envelope fundraiser, silent auction, food, love letters, and more to benefit Ali Christian's journey through cancer.
Sip & Canvas is generously donating 25% of the sales to support Ali Christian—that is $9 per ticket sold! Furthermore, 100% of the proceeds from the envelope fundraiser, silent auction, and food go straight to Ali.
1. Sign up online at Sipandcanvas.com in advance to secure your spot. There are a limited number of seats available. You MUST sign up using the link below to pay for and reserve your seat if you wish to paint:
2. Arrive early. Doors open at 6:30. Seats are first come first serve. Give yourself time to look at the silent auction and grab a drink.
3. You dislike painting? You should still come if you do not want to paint! Walk in for free, grab a drink from the bar, enjoy the food, write her a love letter, and bid high on the silent auction. Enjoy the atmosphere & support Ali without having to lift a brush.
4. Can't come? I encourage you to donate to Ali's cause. Even a small amount can make a huge impact. Donate now by using the link below:
5. Post it. Share it. Invite others. Be the hype.
More event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/502742230552052/?active_tab=about