Karma Charity of the Month

A big part of Moksha Yoga means taking your practice off the mat. Our studio supports a number of important organizations making a BIG difference in our communities through Karma Class funds and studio events.

July & August Karma Charity of the Month

Zachary Murri is a 9-year-old boy who is full of life and love.   Zachary is the most easy going, friendly boy you could ever meet. He can’t leave anywhere without making sure you get a huge hug, kiss and rubbing noses, which he calls “nosies”.  Zachary enjoys building Lego and playing basketball, hockey, and Nerf. He loves to go hunting, quadding, and fishing and to do anything else a 9-year-old boy loves to do. He is the sweetest big brother to his 8-month-old baby sister, Kamryn, and a wonderful younger brother to his older sisters Kirsten (14) and Brooklin (12).

On May 20, 2017, Jaime and Daniel Murri’s world was ripped apart as they were told an MRI of Zachary’s brainstem done earlier that day showed a brain tumor called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (or DIPG). This is a highly aggressive and difficult to treat cancer found at the base of the brain. It is inoperable, and his parents were told to make the most of their time left with Zachary.

Zachary’s family has a difficult road ahead. Zachary will be starting radiation treatments on June 1 for 6 weeks, every Monday through Friday, in hopes of shrinking the tumor to extend Zachary’s life. Mom (Jaime) and Dad (Daniel) are taking some time off work to spend as much time as they can with Zachary. There will be considerable financial stress with both of them being off work and still needing to take care of their family needs. There will be lots of driving back and forth to the hospital, possible future surgeries, and possible chemotherapy and requirements for child care, meals, etc., to name but a few of their future challenges. We are asking for financial donations to help alleviate some of the financial stress so that the family can focus on Zachary and his needs.