22nd April 2017 (2nd update)
Thank you so much everyone for your love and support. Your donations could not be more timely. The cancer proved to be more aggressive than expected, and has grown so much it blocked kidney drainage and damaged Elena's bladder.
My wife was rushed to emergency surgery with less than 5% kidney function. Surgery happened yesterday and was successful in bypassing the blockage so her kidneys can drain properly. Elena is currently recovering in the ICU. We hope by early next week her kidneys will have recovered enough to proceed with chemotherapy as planned.
Once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. It lightens our spirits to know that we are not alone in this situation.
-Peter, Elena and Maya
___________________________________________21st April 2017 (Update)
Elena is in the hospital after emergency visit - she will be headed to surgery today to restore her kidney function. Good thoughts and prayers are much appreciated. She is very thankful for the support - she is unable to get online and respond to everyone but please know that Elena, her family and friends - are all very thankful for the outpouring of the support for her!
Hello everyone! I am reposting this here to raise awareness. Please consider helping Elena out!
As many know, ( Elena Nodel aka Anadiomena ) has been battling cancer for the past year and her situation is much more serious than anticipated, she has been given a year to live. She is facing another treatment that may be her only hope.
Elena is a very well known member of the knitting community - her magical and inventive designs have been knit by many knitters around the globe! Please consider helping her and her family either by purchasing her patterns or donating to her via GoFundMe here.
She is running a sale - all her self published designs are currently 50% off via Ravelry, (no code required). Her shop is here. The sale ends on May 5th 2017.
We would also love to see you joining in with the Colour Adventures KAL taking place until the end of May 2017 on Ravelry.