We recently learned that our co-worker and friend, the AMAZING Cali, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. After nearly a year of grappling with symptoms ranging from dizziness to nausea to hearing problems, Cali finally received a diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma/vestibular shwanoma earlier this year and is scheduled to undergo surgery in June. Despite the challenges she is currently facing and the long recovery ahead, Cali has been her usual brave and positive self while continuing provide her clients with outstanding service and haircuts! It’s impossible to overstate how important she is to us and to our team, and we are committed to giving her as much support as we can.
On Saturday, the 3rd of June we will be helping to raise funds for Cali to help her manage her recovery. You can expect prizes, drinks, food, and fun with all of your favourite Storm people! We can’t wait to see you at the St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church at 585 Niagara St. in St. Catharines. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in cash at either Storm location.
Can’t make it on the 3rd? We’d love it if you would consider offering a donation in any denomination when you’re next at the salon. We are also gratefully accepting prize donations from Niagara businesses that will be auctioned off at the event. Please call or email us if you’d like to donate.
At Storm, we don’t consider ourselves coworkers, we’re family. Please join our family in helping our beloved sister take on this fight.
If you are unable to make it out to the fundraiser please consider donating through our GoFundMe Page: https://www.gofundme.com/3s6hwaw
You can learn more about Cali’s condition here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_schwannoma
Cali has also created a blog about her journey, feel free to follow her honest and open story here: https://medium.com/@calibevelander/the-marshmallow-in-my-brain-2ad924302605