Sunday, September 16, 2012

Newspaper Article

The Orange County (CA) Register was kind enough to write an article about my experience with breast cancer, including the fact that I am metastatic.  The main focus is on low income women and their struggles (well, mine) to obtain medical care.  I finally found help through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP).   If you have breast or cervical cancer, and are "financially challenged", please look to your state's version of this program.  Also note, there is a prostate cancer version for the men we love.

Somebody just sent me this link, which includes pictures.  Please visit again, so you can see who I am.  Thanks for all the support.  I'm feeling pretty cherished.

My upcoming fundraiser to benefit metastatic breast cancer organizations and fighters.

If you live in or around Costa Mesa, please feel free to print this and attend our gathering.  RSVP at

Stage IV Life
 Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation/Awareness

You’re invited by 
Laura & Karina Wells!

Join us and help those who are living their
 Fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer 
on a Daily Basis

Stage IV metastatic breast cancer is an advanced disease, in which breast cancer spreads beyond the breast and throughout the body.  From research and treatments, to individual patient needs, we hope to provide support and care for women (and men) who face life long cancer treatment.

You can help, by joining us for a self paid happy hour gathering of fantastic Mexican food.  Your family and friends are welcome to join us, until we reach our maximum capacity of 200 guests per gathering.  Please invite them. We are looking to fill the place up! 

When:  Saturday October 13, 2012 – please choose your preferred time

Please email your RSVP by September 30th, along with number of guests and the gathering time you prefer to: 

              Where: Acapulco Mexican Cantina – back patio
                             1262 S.E.  Bristol Street, 
                             Costa Mesa/Santa Ana Heights
     (across from Ganahl Lumber)  (714)754-6528
Happy Hour Menu
$3-$4  Happy hour drinks & happy hour appetizers
Regular menu items also available at regular menu price
Don’t forget to bring your coupons!

Each gathering will include a short presentation.

We will be accepting donations at the event.  Please feel free to donate as personal finances allow.
Tax deductible donations can be made to “METAvivor” or “MBCN” (both can be located on the internet).
Be sure to make your donation in honor or in memory of someone you care about.
If you prefer, you may mail your donation to: c/o Laura Wells. 2671 Club Mesa Pl. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
All donations will be forwarded to your requested organization.

We hope to see you there.  
October 13th is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day .
Thank you, Laura & Karina Wells

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beyond pink

I wrote this article for  Please read it.

Beyond pink