Mother of 4 with Terminal Illness

$10,975 of $10k goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Sassan Rafizadeh  LOS ANGELES, CA
33-year old Stephanie was diagnosed with scleroderma over 3 years ago. Scleroderma is a fatal disease that causes scarring of the internal organs and leads to organ failure. In Stephanie’s case, her lungs are the most affected. Currently, there is no cure, and Stephanie is a vocal advocate for patients with scleroderma.

Any day can be her last and this family’s time together is so precious.

She has an amazing husband and four wonderful children, aged 7, 10, 12 and 13. She can no longer work, and her husband had to stop working full time in order to take care of Stephanie and the kids. Every day is a struggle for them financially.

We’ve set up this campaign so Stephanie can spend quality time with her family and keep advocating for others who have this devastating disease. What this family is going through is tragic but we can help.  Let’s come together and help give Stephanie’s family one less thing to worry about this new year.

Funds raised will go towards:
Medications
Hospital and medical bills
Rent
Food
Family expenses


This wonderful family has always given to people in need, it is our turn to give to them.


Any amount you donate is greatly appreciated. No amount is too small and just spreading the word can go a long way. 

Thank you for your generosity. We wish you a healthy and prosperous new year!

This campaign is being spearheaded by:
Dr. Sassan Rafizadeh, MD, PhD (Dr. Rafi)
Adam Karm
Dr. Shirley Pakdaman, PsyD
Julie Trombetta, RN
Jacqueline Epcar

Please do not hesitate to drop us an E-mail with your phone number if you have any questions. We will call you.
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Update 5
Posted by Sassan Rafizadeh
1 month ago
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Friends, we could not be more thankful for your generous contributions. We will be closing down the fundraiser within the next week. Please make your final contributions.

You helped Stephanie and her family have one less thing to worry about while going through this tragedy.

Thank you.

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Update 4
Posted by Sassan Rafizadeh
2 months ago
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Thank you to all you beautiful souls for contributing to this campaign. These funds have made a real difference. We will keep this campaign open. We could not be more grateful to Adam Karm and the rest of the team for contributing so much of their time and $ to bring attention to this wonderful family. Thank you all for your generosity! https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard#
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Update 3
Posted by Sassan Rafizadeh
3 months ago
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Our team wishes you a healthy and prosperous new year! Thank you to all of you who have donated your time and $$ and/or helped spread the word. It means the world to us. I would also like to thank those who spearheaded this campaign, including Adam Karm who spent countless hours producing the videos, Laura Ellner who spent sleepiness nights helping create the campaign, Dr. Shirley Pakdaman, Julie Trombetta, Jacqueline Epcar and the many others who volunteered numerous hours to make this campaign happen.

Our team and I have known Stephanie for over a year and found it urgent to help her and the family during these hard times. I have been intimately involved with her condition and know the family well.

I will be withdrawing the funds and deliver them to Stephanie on a monthly basis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to E-mail us and we will call you.

Much love.
-Sassan
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Update 2
Posted by Sassan Rafizadeh
4 months ago
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We have reached one tenth of our goal in 2 days- thanks to you and our campaign ambassadors. We cannot thank you enough for your generous contributions. It means the world. Now we need to keep spreading the word. Please E-mail your friends, family and colleagues and help us reach the goal faster.
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Christopher Kidder
3 months ago

Glad you are organizing this. Prayers for Stephanie and her family.

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$10,975 of $10k goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Created December 18, 2016
JR
$10
Jacqueline Rafii
1 month ago
RB
$26
Rebecca B
1 month ago
DA
$25
Diana Ayre
3 months ago
KL
$25
Kathy Lee
3 months ago
KS
$25
Keren S
3 months ago
CH
$15
Colby Hanik
3 months ago
JB
$25
Joerg Bauer
3 months ago
JW
$30
Jenifer Wallis
3 months ago
$50
Daniel Gabbay
3 months ago
$26
Debbie Yerushalmi
3 months ago

May G-d bless you and your beautiful family!

Christopher Kidder
3 months ago

Glad you are organizing this. Prayers for Stephanie and her family.

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