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Showering Julie with Love

Laurel, MD


We started this page to allow all those who care about Julie Tuinstra to share their love. We will post information for all to stay updated on her treatment and needs. Julie was diagnosed suddenly with leukemia last May. After her diagnosis, she and her family have spent the rest of the year adjusting to the new normal of life with Julie in and out of the hospital when she was receiving inpatient chemotherapy treatments. In November, Julie received a bone marrow transplant. Time in the hospital after the transplant was extremely difficult, but she really did so well. Even though the first month was challenging, the hardest part as being away from family. Julie was able to return home just before Christmas. Being home has proven to be good medicine, but the healing process continues. Julie has been on her own without a caregiver for three weeks now. She loves feeling like she is once again contributing to her family, but it’s not without its toll. She’s learning quickly that she still needs to listen to her body and rest often. Although her energy is improving, she has limits. Please reach out, text preferred, to Justine at 808-358-5904 if you have questions or ideas!

Special Notes

Please text Julie at 301-919-3879 to coordinate food drop off times or handyman support, such as grass mowing and plumbing repairs. Cash donations via PayPal ( or Zelle (Julie Tuinstra 3019193879) will go towards home repairs, gas, utility bills, mortgage payment, medical expenses and are much appreciated! We also have a donation site if you prefer, though there is a small fee per transaction as with all donation sites. No seafood meals please. Meals don't need to be hot and ready to serve, but it is especially welcomed for dinners around 6pm. Breakfast can be delivered the night before and prepped for easy heating. Grocery delivery services, like Amazon Whole Foods or Aldi, of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, frozen items, along with door dash or instacart gift cards for groceries. Visits anytime between 9am and 8pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Adult only visitors to home are welcome, but please text Julie ahead of time for permission and be prepared for change if Julie isn't feeling well.

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