My name is Tim Sanchez. My wife, Laurel Sanchez aka LaurelAvalon, is a 6-time Cancer survivor whose zest for life and love of beauty and nature has captivated many through her photos and videos in Avalon and around Catalina Island, CA. Laurel brought people from all over the world to Avalon through her Facebook Live walks during the Covid-19 Shutdown providing a little vicarious escape for many.Her story of survival has inspired many and has helped others find hope while battling their own health issues.
In November 2022, Laurel experienced a rebound of her stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that hospitalized her for 36 days. This is cancer fight number 6. She is slowly recovering from that while continuing to battle some of the effects from the illness and the treatment for it. She is under the care of some very good medical professionals, and we are confident that she will recover and enjoy many more years. She has been recovering at home now where she can still enjoy nature, watching the birds in the treetops outside of the apartment and seeing the occasional visits from foxes, squirrels and deer.
Laurel’s many bouts with cancer have taken a toll on her financially. Health insurance has covered much of the costs, but the out-of-pocket expenses for premiums, copayments, deductibles, co-insurance, travel expenses etc. have been piling up. Catalina Island has only a small hospital. Those who need treatment for major illnesses must travel to the mainland. Leaving home and job multiple times per year is a huge added expense and being away also means no work / no pay.
That is why we are creating The LaurelAvalon Collection on our Online Store as a way not only to showcase Laurels art but also to help pay those medical bills off. It is a Collection of Laurels original scenes of Catalina Island photographs printed on framed canvas, on photo paper or poster paper. All items sold from the Collection can be picked up from our store or it can be shipped directly to your home.
Please browse The LaurelAvalon Collection and add Laurels beautiful “Scenes of Catalina” photos on canvas to your home decor. They also make a great gift so your loved ones can enjoy the beauty of Catalina Island in their own homes too.Laurel will love to share her art with you.
Tim and Laurel Sanchez are the owners of Avalon PASS; an independent Pack and Ship Store and Print shop on Catalina Island CA.