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WELCOME TO OUR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR!
Genny, you are a true inspiration! The Friendship Paddle
A Message from Genny
Well here we are just days away from The Friendship Paddle, https://www.firstgiving.com/friendship-paddle/GennyMaxwell. I am feeling good after a rough week of chemo and ready to go. I am re-reading a book called “Radical Remission” that I got after my cancer metastasized to my liver. The book details story after story of people that doctors were not able to cure, but were cured by various things they implemented in their lives (new diet, other therapies, positive attitude, etc.). The chapter I am reading right now is called, Embracing Social Support, which is basically the definition of The Friendship Paddle. The premise is receiving love helps the body heal and I know it is helping me heal. There are no words to express the kindness, generosity and love I feel from literally thousands of people who have joined the paddle in one way or another. Prior to the paddle I had an amazing support system between friends and family both near and far and now that circle has expanded exponentially. It is truly like a drop on the ocean causing ripples that have no bounds. We head out to the islands this Friday and start our paddle back early Saturday morning. We should land at the beach at Chase Palm Park Center 236 East Cabrillo Blvd. between 3 and 4 p.m.Saturday 9/23. Everyone is invited and we would love to see you there. Love you all.
"It takes a village."
This is a quote that resonates through our hearts. We are fortunate to have an amazing sense of community within our school. We would like to take this moment to introduce, Genny Maxwell. Wife to Josh. Mother to Summer (2nd grade) and Blake (TK). And friend to many.
Last year, Genny was diagnosed with rectal cancer that has spread to her liver. Genny has been enduring chemotherapy as well as radiation. She is in the midst of the fight of her life.
Genny has been chosen to be this year's beneficiary of The Friendship Paddle. This organized paddle was created to help raise funds for those battling cancer.
Jamie Jackson, Vieja Valley dad, will be joining the many paddlers on September 23rd in support of Genny. We hope you take the time to click on Jamie's fundraising page to learn more about Genny and donate your support.