ChopCult member Tim Vanderbas
is a solid guy who builds some of the neatest bikes around. He always seems super stoked on life and those who surround him. He has recently dealt with news that his partner in crime/ girlfriend Lauren is ill and has a long road to recovery. "As some of you may have heard and known my partner/girlfriend, Lauren Cannoli was diagnosed with cervical cancer and possibly more as the tests come in, a few weeks back ago. In recent weeks she has undergone various tests and surgery to check suspect spots on multiple lymph nods, as well as moving her ovaries out of the way of possible chemo/radiation therapy, needed if this biopsy comes back positive. The good news is that the preliminary test from the surgery show that cancer was not found in the lower lymph nods nearest to the tumor in the cervix. We are currently waiting for the test results from the upper lymph nods that were sent to a lab to be further examined. At this stage, chemo may not be needed, but a hysterectomy will be performed at a date not yet known but is happening sooner than later.
Lauren has been out of work since the tests began July 13 and for the next few months will have long periods of being laid up in bed, not being able to go up and down stairs or be mobile much if at all for extended periods of times. We have not had many concrete answers if there are going to be payments not covered by her insurance towards all the tests, scans, surgeries and possible chemo treatments.
Lauren needs our help financially
to take the burden off her month to month rent, bills, food and for prescriptions, etc. as she will have no means to pay for these things during the next few months. She has no paid leave or any income during this time. We will be updating you on her further treatments and her progress.
Thank you so much to all that have reached out with well wishes and support. Please come to Lauren's KickN' cancers ass N Keep On Rock N' Rolling Motorcycle/ Hot Rod Benefit Show
!!!! Saturday, August 26 from noon - till as long as you make the party last!! We are located at 257 Kent St. Brooklyn, NY. 11222
There will be Awesome Bands, Dj's, raffles, stuff n things, an art auction, beer, booze and BBQ
If you would like to help out by sending art work or to donate other products to be raffled and or auctioned off please send to address above and also email/ call me."