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Ares/Nava Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
1660 S Alma School Rd, Ste 118, Mesa, Arizona 85210
We would like to invite the Jiu Jitsu community as well as friends, and family to come together for a special open mat to help us raise money for our precious friend Teagan. Teagan was diagnosed at a young age with Neurofibromatosis type 2. She has multiple tumors throughout her body which include 2 on her hearing nerves, 1 on her left jugular, 1 in her sinus cavity, several on her spine, and the most pressing matter at hand is an optic nerve tumor threatening her remaining sight. This open mat fundraiser is to help the family as they leave on 9th to head to the best NF specialists at Massachusetts general to have them perform surgery to debulk this optic nerve tumor. This little girl has already been through so much, and has faced several difficult surgeries. I can truly say Teagan has such a huge heart for such a little soul. We desperately want to alleviate some financial pressure as they are looking at possibly 3 weeks in Boston with teagan.
As most of you know..the D.A.N. tournament started almost 5 years ago, and named after our sons initials (Damien Antonio Nava) in order to help raise awareness for those including himself (mom and sister too) who battle Neurofibromatosis type 2 daily. This year Paul and I decided to hold this fundraiser open mat instead of the tournament. So many people have inquired about it, and we have been so touched that so many were looking forward to it! However some very significant family matters are on our laps right now, and we have to focus on those. Next year the DAN will be back in full swing! We would love to have the support of our outstanding Jiu Jitsu community as we continue to fulfill the purpose of the DAN, and that is to help those living with NF2!
The entry fee is a donation of your choice. 100% of the donations go to Teagan's family. Paul, and I have been so impressed with the generosity from our DAN supporters thus far..let's give from the heart, and help ease the burden on this family. Any checks can be made to Teagan's mom Ryanne Chisler and dropped off at Nava BJJ if you cannot attend. If you want to donate through mail feel free to message me for any info.~Leslie Nava