Hi Friends and Family,
We would like to apologize to everyone for the lack of updates during the last 8 months. It has been a roller coaster of emotions as Clara switched from treatment to treatment on her ongoing battle against cancer.
Clara stopped responding to treatments and under the doctors advice she started hospice 2 weeks ago, hospice is not a form of treatment, but more of giving Clara comfort care.
We have been advised to let family and friends know that they can visit and say their good byes, Please feel free to contact the family through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SupportClaraChavarria) or by phone or text message at: (323) 744-0567
It is with our deepest gratitude that we thank you all for the prayers, thoughts and kind words that you have offered Clara and her family.
During this time, we have started the final preparations for Clara. If you would like to donate, please click on the donation page. Thank you, for your ongoing support, Clara and our family appreciate your generosity,
We will update everyone as soon as we have further information.
In late 2015 Clara Chavarria was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma, an invasive form of breast cancer. Since her diagnosis, Clara has fought diligently undergoing an array of hormonal therapies and several rounds of chemotherapy to stop and prevent further growth of the disease. Clara’s cancer is currently staged at 4, meaning that it has metastasized (spread) to other areas of her body.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of knowing Clara, she is an exceptional human being who is both as selfless as she is charismatic. Prior to her illness, she was an active volunteer at the University of Southern California’s Kid Watch where she participated in discussions, promoted Kid Watch at local public events, and, along with others, created a safe environment for children heading to and from school. She also served as a community representative at the Parent Center located in the Foshay Learning Center where she frequently planned and lead self-development workshops for parents and acted as a liaison between parents and the local school administration. When Clara was not at Church or in the community she spent her time doing what she enjoyed most, caring for friends and family. As a tenet of her personality, it was not uncommon for Clara to ask if you were hungry when she saw you.
As Clara nears the end-stages of her cancer the financial burden of ongoing medical needs as well as future expenses incurred as a result, have affected her ability to focus on her health. We ask that you support her in any way that you can. We are in the process of creating a crowdfunding account to assist with her medical expenses and will be very active soon for donations. With your help, we can help her regain focus on the battle that still lies ahead.
If You Wish to Donate…
We are setting up alternative donation options for Clara. Please visit the “Donate” page for more details.