Help Support Molli!
Molli Richwagen has been a desk ambassador at Be Yoga Carmel since we opened in July 2012, and served as a cheerful face for students on Monday evenings. After experiencing abdominal pain and other symptoms, Molli was diagnosed last fall with pancreatic cancer. Please join us in supporting her through this difficult time.
Want to know how you can help? Here’s how:
If you want to contribute much needed funds for Molli’s ongoing care needs, please donate directly to her GoFundMe site. These donations to help cover the costs of surgeries, treatments, medicine, supplies, etc. that her insurance company will not cover.
May 15th 7-8:30pm at Be Yoga Carmel
Together Yang and Yin form to create a complete whole. In this special Wanderlust karma class, Ashley Voyer will start us off with breath guided movement to build internal heat. Wendy Swanson will help us to rejuvenate with deeper, longer floor based stretches. You will leave shining as brightly as the sun and as peaceful as the midnight sky.
The journey of treatment, recovery, and monitoring will be an expensive one. Already medical bills are mounting. It is unlikely that Molli will be able to return to work leaving her husband Chris to support the both of them. As Molli’s husband, Chris will also be forced to take time away from the office without pay to care for Molli when she is unable to care for herself. Despite it all she is a fighter, and with her devoted husband she is determined to focus on the joy of each new day.
In Molli’s own words, “When I found out about my pancreatic cancer, it was a bit of a whirlwind. After an ultrasound and a CAT scan, the doctors found a mass on my pancreas. They wanted to do surgery to remove the mass, but first wanted to take a biopsy, which proved inconclusive as to whether or not it was cancer. We scheduled the Whipple surgery right away, and only found out afterwards that the tumor was adenocarcinoma. I was super lucky though that they were even able to do surgery. 85% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are inoperable. After a few months of recovery, I started chemotherapy treatment, which will last for 6 months. Then, I will receive radiation treatment for 6 weeks. It’s been really scary since this all started, and I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I am grateful though to have a really strong and present support system here that has been essential to my healing. I am learning a great deal about myself and people in general. We have an immense capacity to love and that in itself is super healing.”