By Claire Denis

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Healing Tana
Photo courtesy of Tana Roller Friends rally to help their friend, Tana Roller, fund her upcoming cancer treatment.
Sometimes, even those who inspire us need our help. One of the reasons those who live in Topanga love living here is because of the close-knit community. When one stumbles or falls, a Topanga friend will often step in to lift them up. Such is the case now when Topanga local Tana Roller was telling her friends Claire Denis (Cafe Mimosa), Lori Precious (Topanga Bohemian) and Julie McInally that she was greatly challenged with funding the cancer treatments she urgently needs starting in February. That’s when her Topanga tribe stepped into action to create a Go Fund Me crowd sourcing campaign, which to date has raised over half of what’s needed. We’re looking for more generous souls perhaps from the larger Topanga community to rally around Tana and contribute to close the funding gap so Tana can start her treatment. Our dear friend and Topanga resident of 17 years is a remarkable woman. From her quest called Tribe Credo, it’s easy to see why so many love and care about her: Life is about finding your tribe along the way. Spreading comPASSION and CONSCIOUSness with grace and poise. Learning from each other and teaching each other while using words that lift the spirit. In 2004, Tana was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma and rushed into surgery. She was given five years to live but after aggressive treatment, Tana was considered in remission. In 2017, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkins follicular lymphoma. Through treatment, Tana was able to keep it from progressing until recently, when it was discovered to have spread. She has identified a treatment plan to address the urgency of her health situation but the enormous cost of traditional and alternative treatments that are not covered by her insurance are unmanageable and she needs our help. The amount we hope to raise covers a comprehensive three-week in-patient stay at an oncology treatment center and related costs for post-recovery care. Time is of the essence to begin treatment; the hope is to start no later than Feb 2023. Tana will be the direct beneficiary of all funds raised. We thank you in advance for whatever you can contribute to help Tana find her way back to vitality in health. Donation Options 1. Tana Roller’s Cancer Recovery: http://gofundme.com 2. VENMO @tana-roller Blessings, Claire Denis, Julie McInally, Lori Precious, Claire Stoermer, aka Team Tana.

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