Our second session in a series of fundraisers for Aurora Protter, a young girl facing the new diagnosis of a brain tumor

The medical term for my current personal health issue is Vestibular schwannoma ( VS) which is a benign primary intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve (8th cranial nerve). A type of schwannoma, this tumor arises from the Schwann cells responsible for the myelin sheath that helps keep peripheral nerves insulated.

I am booked to surgery on January 29th, 2021 in Vancouver, BC. The surgical process will involve 3 neurosurgeons who will remove the tutor during a 10 - 12 hour operation. The operation is designed to remove the tumor, which should result in relief from increasingly intense headaches and eliminate the negative effects of the tumor on my eyesight.

Registration information

Canada and Hombu Dojo Members

Please e-transfer your donation to satokaicanada@outlook.com and include participant name(s) and "Japanese Workshop" In the comments.

International Members

Please register and pay here


Recommended donation $10

Further questions? Please contact rwhite@sutton.com

Kata and Kumite for a Cause…Round 2