There’s No “I” in Team

We are turning “I” into “we!” The opportunity to become a member of the Guardians of Hope reaffirms our commitment to supporting our neighbor, believing in the power of cohesion and most of all, making possible the accessibility of life-saving medical care to people like me, like Aubrey Ahna @aubreys.healing.journey (Pictured) like Erin Murphy. Aubrey and Erin are two extraordinary women I am honored to have as part of the advisory committee leading Guardians of Hope. They have both encountered financial struggle with accessing medical care for chronic conditions and therefore have a personal connection to the communities we are rallying for. Let’s continue to transform “I” into “we!” Gifts of all sizes help to save lives! Please become a Guardian today with a $10 contribution. 

Click HERE to help save a life today!
Please contact me @brianabeaver1 with any questions or for more information.

The Gift that Gives

Hey ya’ll! I’m excited to share with you that Christina, a friend and artist, is teaming up with us to GIVE back to those who make a gift to the Guardians of Hope! Those who make a $30 contribution October 17 through October 31 will receive in return a one-of-a-kind metal artwork. Tailored to your desires, Christina can craft a beautiful piece just for you. Thank you so much to Christina for lending your artistry to help support individuals and families with chronic illness in receiving medical care. Click the LINK to become a Guardian of Hope!

Please include your email address in a private comment when contributing so Christina can connect with you to create your personalized artistic masterpiece.
Thank you!

If I Were a Millionaire 

I wish I were a millionaire so I could give it all away to people facing ongoing health challenges. If you’re like me, you have been struggling to save your life in more ways than one. The financial constraints of paying for healing modalities are PERVASIVE! As the former executive director of a nonprofit for children, I am well-versed in the complicated application process for grants. Nonetheless, when I became deathly ill eight years ago, my mother reached out to foundations, churches, synagogues, and other groups for support. The complicated application process and eligibility coupled with the daily crises of trying to survive made it impossible for me to find funds through any organizations. I was repeatedly turned away. Can you relate? If you have a similar story or have struggled to pay for medical care, I want to hear from you! I was fortunate to have community support through the cultivation of networking related to the nonprofit I ran and this literally saved my life for several years! Complete strangers stepped forward, offered financial support to keep me alive. So I am asking all of you out there to take action in the name of humanity! We can cohesively save lives! If you have a story to share about financial struggles related to chronic illness, please send me a message to make your voice heard! Please visit the LINK to become a guardian of hope!

Heal Thy Neighbor 

It is easy to feel immobilized in the current political climate. With access to federally funded healthcare becoming more and more limited, we have to take back our own power! The concept of community – based healthcare support may be a foreign one, but it is a way to make a difference! By making a gift of $10, $15 or five dollars, you can support your neighbor, individuals just like those pictured here, in receiving the medical care they need. Let’s take back our power, our rights, our abilities to support one another!
You can be a hero! For more information about this project please click here.

Birthday Wish 

I’ve grown up with the understanding that the ENTIRE month of October is my birthday. Because my mom was studious in celebrating my existence every day of the year, October signaled double deliciousness. Of the few dregs of childhood whimsy I’ve managed to weave into adulthood, I still subscribe to October being my month-the WHOLE month. So, even though my birthday isn’t until Saturday, I am posting about my wish now. My birthday wish, if you feel so inclined to play along, is for us all to notice somebody marginalized. With current climates, there are a lot of people to choose from. Among the myriad subgroups made to feel invisible, I encourage you to see somebody you typically might not. Perhaps you’ll open the door for this person, or simply smile and nod. But just see the person, the connections among us and in whatever way resonates with you, recognize our shared humanity.

I would be honored if you would join me for another trip around the sun by following me on Instagram @brianabeaver1