Ana Maria 'Avocado' Journey to make a difference

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Monday 18th Jul
Good Morning Everyone!! Its been almost a week since I have shared my story and shared the world how important R U OKAY Charity is. I wanted to share with you a small photo of my two beautiful babies who have really saved me from some dakr thoughts. We take for granted how much our fur babies can or do for us. They see things when we cant. I always belive they were sent to me by my gaurdian angel telling me you cant think this way. Your babies are here to give you cuddles and take all this pain away. I got cc when she was 1 and half years old. I saved her for a family that could no longer love her. She was quite small and so scared from the world. But i think together we save each other. Her quirky personality is what made her the queen of the house. Loves playing the old school way with a simple string and hand under th covers making movements. She loves sitting in the sun to warm her self up along with getting stinky she loves it to much. She loves sitting on our clothes even if they are clean. She is really a sucker for cuddles and love! CC is my Blue Russian Green Eyed baby ( full of love cuddles and purrs) Herbert on the other hand.. my goof ball of baby boy. Anthony and I saved him when he was about 12 weeks old. He was a litter found in the cold winters of 2021. I saved him from a beautiful rescue place in the city. I always wanted to get another cat. I know CC hated me but she knew it was for a reason. He is one personaltity that cant have enough laughs and cuddles. He truley is the clown in our house. He loves waking Anthony up at 3/4 am to feed him. He loves plently of cuddles when we get out the shower, even though he is getting wet he loves it. He loves licking all thw windows when they are full of water. Checking in on me when i have come back from the flower market making sure they are good quality and smell amazing. He is a great guest host to have as he waits for you at the door. always giving cuddles to his cousin and aunties and uncles when they come over. I am greatfull that cats and dogs are with us. They have a short life and purpose and without them i really wonder what we would do. Thank you to my beautiful children, CC and Herbert you saved me when I didnt know I needed to be saved. #ruokay #petsarethebest

Friendly Avocado Welcome

Thursday 14th Jul
Welcome everyone to my fundrasier page. I want to thank you all for having the time to read my story and why I think you should come on my journey to raise money for such a great cause. 

My name is Ana! Living in NSW/ Sydney, reason why I want to share my story is for a while I thought it was a weakness but as I have shared them to my love ones , it came to be it isnt a weakness. It is my strength to show others that with talking you arent alone!

R U OK? Day is such a great charity to raise funds for Suicidal Awareness.  If you know me or is reading this and wondering where my story is going, I am the bright, friendly person. Always wanting to help others, always wanting to make people smile and happy. But as I was growing up I experiance some dark areas which sent my mind set into a dark tunnel which made me think to end my life. 

It triggered not long ago, when I was getting bullyed in the workplace in 2018. My mind always wondered why would someone say or do something to me when I have done nothing to them. But unfortunately  there is people out there that wanted to bring me down, while people around me said its just them not you. My brain thought otherwise. While my brain was triggered and I was going down my dark path, I reached out to R U OK and other resources to get me through my tough time. 

I was always scared of medication, i always wanted to do it nautral and on my own but what i found over the pass couple of years reaching out to doctors, family, friends and colleuges they helped me to get the real Ana 'Avocado' back on track. 

I really couldnt do this journey without R U OKAY Association, family, friends, work colleges and doctor I am Ana 'Avocado' 2.0 ready for action and ready to make a change. 

Recently I lost a dear friend of mine who lost her battle with cancer. One of her amazing views on life was taking any chances that are thrown at her and live in the now... pretty much YOLO (You only live once). One thing even before her battle with cancer, she was someone who was incredibly positive, such a vision that when she put her mind into something she made such a diffrence.

While she was on her cancer journey she created a foundation to raise awareness for the rare cancer she had. She founded a page where she shared her journey and reached out to others who had the same journey and ensured them that they werent alone. A simple questioned she asked made such a diffrence.

She was such an inspiration in my life, that made me think I can do the same with my journey and spread the word to people around me, and in my community  to let them know they are not alone and one simple converstation can change there life. We all experiance a dark trumatic time in our life or know a love one who is going through it. If we stand together we can make a diffrence and help others around us through there tough journey. 

Welcome to my journey to raise money for Suicidal Awareness, we have an event coming up. We are waiting to finalise details, before sending any further information. If you are intrested in coming along. Please let me know so we can send you an invitation. 

This is my first ever fundraiser, please help me share the word and help me get to my goal of $2000. 

Thank you all for reading my story. Hope that together we can stand and come together to raise money for such a great cause. 

Love Avocado x 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.02k

Everyone At Todays Event

Cash Donations from todays fundraiser

$1.18k

Oz Tools Pty Ltd

Amazing day Ana, bravo!

$1,000

Maria Hajipavlou

Thank you for a great morning my kids will love the jerseys xx

$770

Alan Sala

Silent auction

$670

Oz Tools Pty Ltd

Thanks Ana!

$500

Chris Ortiz

Happy to help this great initiative

$316.50

Everwilling

So happy to be apart of an amazing event.

$269.03

Pamper Parlour Pty Ltd

Such an amazing event!

$263.75

Sanjeevan Nagulendran

Thanks Ana 👊

$263.75

Robyn Griffin

$260

Matthew Hekeik

Parra Jersey

$250

Anonymous

Xox

$211

Pip

$211

Raymond H

Raymond Paying

$211

Pamper Parlour Pty Ltd

$211

Dominique Maruca

Silent auction item

$211

Michelle Day

You are one incredible lady ,Proof how much one person can make a difference 💗 love you so much

$200

Servcorp Administration Pty Ltd

$195

Juliette Devlin

Great job organising this fantastic fundraiser Ana!

$180

Megan & Steven Lanfranca

Wine & Balloons

$166.69

Anonymous

😁💙

$158.25

Matthew Mclennan

For the sunglasses

$150

Anonymous

$150

Phoebe Sugandi

You're doing an amazing job Ana! Keep it up! So proud of you Xx

$105.50

Yanina Acevedo

Let’s make a difference together my darling Love you Mumma

$105.50

Steven Broad

You are amazing Ana

$105.50

Projexco

Well Done Ana on being part of this amazing cause!!

$105.50

Ana Maria Acevedo

$105.50

Felicity Zganiacz

❤️❤️❤️

$105.50

Anonymous

$105.50

Anthony Grinham

Very proud of you and what you are doing

$105.50

Sanjeevan Nagulendran

Well done Ana! So proud of u!

$105.50

Maria Romeo

Well done Ana Maria, it was a beautiful set up. Great food.

$105.50

Kathryn Price

$100

Ashish Kapur

$73.85

Taz And Noshi

$73.85

Nathan Ndeira

$63.30

Yanina Acevedo

Fundraiser

$58.03

Anthony Grinham

Balloon tickets

$52.75

Anna Chavez

Well done Ana. Amazing organising and fundraising efforts hon for a great cause: I hope you smash your goal! Sorry cant put in more - been without a salary since October last year!

$52.75

Michael Roveto

$52.75

Maura

$52.75

Judith Ann Smith

Thank you for sharing your story and being committed to such a great cause.

$52.75

Jon Park

$52.75

Daniel Kukucka

$52.75

The Cole Family

Great cause Ana.

$52.75

Kim

$52.75

Megan, Steven & Connor Lanfranca

So proud of you girlfriend, the world needs more people like you xx

$52.75

Pip And James

$52.75

Judy Smith

Good on you Ana, all the best for raising money for a worthwhile cause .x

$50

Shelley Fairbrother

Never stop being you xx

$50

Paca And Ash Thomas

$50

Bridget Ward

Well done Ana, this is such a worthwhile cause. You are the voice for many who are yet to feel confident in speaking out. Congratulations on running this event.

$50

Irene

Thanks for sharing your journey Ana, and giving others hope.

$50

Ingati Holdings

Great work Ana, keep it up! Peter & Teresa Lanfranca

$50

Marg Broad

Amazing girl👏

$31.65

Stephanie Micallef

You go girl!❤️

$31.65

Helen Mo

$31.65

Mick Kelly

$26.38

Nathan Ndeira

$26.38

Shea

Xx

$26.38

Maria

Seeing you the other day, you got this!! So proud of you.

$26.38

Annie Hsiao

I am really proud of who you are and how you progress your cake business :) You go gal!

$26.38

Ashleigh Thomas

So proud of you Ana xx

$26.38

Christian Acevedo

You make me so proud being your father

$26.38

Greg Pearce

Hey Ana. All the best with the fundraiser

$26.38

Rachel Coakley

$26.38

Cathy Moran

Great Job Anna

$25

Renee Norman

Balloon Raffle

$21.10

Alan Sala

Meat tray

$21.10

Robyn Griffin

$20

Chris O

$20

Taylor Conrad

$15.83

Marc Rouillon

Raffle Tickets (x10)

$10.55

Anonymous

$10.55

Nathan Ndeira

$10

Sarah Todd

$5.28

Anonymous