Lauren Krelshem ~ Aspiring Actor

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Lauren Krelshem by Jennie Groom © 2017

This is Lauren Krelshem

A Wednesday’s Woman I welcome.

 

Her career

Became clear

While watching a State Theatre production

An idea began it’s induction

The Glass Menagerie was on stage

The moment acting became her wage.

 

Just as Lauren was finishing her acting course

Her battle with cancer hit again with tremendous force

The Leukemia, at seven had begun,

Then at 13 and again at twenty one.

 

Her prognosis looked grim

So friends and family pitched in

20,000 lucky paper cranes were made

For this girl, from Adelaide.

 

The doctors needed more than Chemotherapy

The cutting edge CAR T-Cell therapy,

Never tried on anyone in Australia

Lauren was the treatments trail blazer.

 

A year later she is in the clear

Holding her life dear

Now nothing will detract her

From being an actor.

 

In June, Lauren will travel across the land

As Melbourne will have more opportunities at hand

I have the feeling

Melbourne will find her appealing!

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Rachel Allen ~ Lyme Low-point

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Rachel Allen by Jennie Groom © 2017

This is Rachel Allen with her best friend, he makes her happy.

Rachel was unfortunate 5 years ago to be bitten by a tick carrying Lyme Disease and her quality of life has been in decline ever since.  There is no cure for Lyme Disease.

Rachel has been the Marketing Manager at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in Queensland for over 8 years and I have worked with her on numerous photoshoots in that time.  I have got to know a positive, outgoing woman but on my last trip there recently, she broke down in tears and said the Lyme Disease has ruined her life.

She also told me about an intensive four week treatment in Cypress which has been getting some positive results.  Knowing that it still wouldn’t cure her but at least give her some quality of life back, Rachel was seriously considering going.  The problem is the cost and the amount of money she has already had to spend on treatments, Doctors and Hospital visits.

I’m thinking my network here in South Australia wouldn’t know Rachel but it would be fabulous if I can help her by you helping her and donating what you can at ‘go fund me’ through the link below.

Thanks

Jennie

 

https://www.gofundme.com/rachels-treatment-for-lyme-disease