Dara's Health Fund

$18,602 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 14 months
Suzana Stankovic
on behalf of Dara Joy Cohen
 ASTORIA, NY
Dara Joy Cohen has been a friend and colleague of mine for over a decade. She is the brightest spirit I have ever met and one of the most loving and kind-hearted human beings ever. Everyone who knows her loves her. She is eternally positive, beautiful and brave and right now she is in the midst of her third battle with cancer and needs our help to pay for treatments and therapies that are critical to her recovery. 

A few days ago Dara learned that the cancer has spread from the breast to a nearby lymph node. It is a very aggressive and active type of cancer and as you can imagine she is going through great emotional turmoil as she processes this information.

Over the next few days Dara will meet with specialists to get multiple opinions and decide on a course of action. The good news is that the cancer has not spread to the abdomen. There are many treatment options still available to her however she needs financial help to pay for them. Dara must focus all her energy on getting well. 

While everyone is enjoying holiday festivities she is seeing doctors and praying for help and healing. Can you please help this amazing young woman who has shown such strength and resilience beat cancer for yet a third time?

Dara is a bright light in the world who simply cannot be dimmed. All the pain and suffering that cancer has already caused her have not been able to destroy the beauty and purity of her heart.

Please help Dara get well. Please make a contribution in any amount you can afford toward care she urgently needs.

Your contribution, however small, will uplift and empower her toward strength and health. Dara will be forever grateful as will all who love her. You're helping save her life!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop.

Be an angel. Thank you.

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My dear friend and colleague, Dara, is in the midst of the most difficult fight of her life. As many of you know, she has been undergoing alternative treatment for aggressive breast cancer for the past 2 years.

Dara is young, vivacious, talented, kind and beautiful in every way. Her light and positive energy are inexhaustible. Her strength and determination are an inspiration. Her joyful nature and faith in the ultimate goodness of life, in the midst of her suffering, are remarkable. She is loved and admired by many.

Everyone who knows her has stepped in to help during this trying time beginning first with her mother, who has put her own life on hold in order to stand by her daughter and help with her demanding treatment regimens.

It is very difficult for Dara to ask for help. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover any of the costs of her treatments, not to mention the fact that her ability to work has been drastically reduced due to her daily treatment regimen.

When this fund was started in December 2016, so many wonderful and caring people donated, which raised a total of $12,592 of the goal of $20,000. These funds have enabled Dara to see renowned specialists and receive potent and costly treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which have strengthened her.

The fund is $7,408 short of its goal. Could you please donate today so that Dara can continue receiving care?

It is crucial that Dara maintain her treatments without interruption.

Any amount is generous and kind! Any amount you can give will empower her. Whatever you can spare will help her continue her treatments and enable her to see specialists to assess next steps. This is key.

Please share this link with others.

We thank you for your kindness and wish you the very best of life.

With Gratitude,
Suzana Stankovic
and all who love Dara Joy Cohen

"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
- Stephen Grellet
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Thanks to the many generous supporters who have contributed to Dara's Health Fund she is now undergoing treatment and continuing to see specialists. Please help her continue on this path by contributing to her fund or sharing the link. More than 50% has been raised so far. With your help she can meet her goal and continue her treatments without interruption. On behalf of Dara, thank you!
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Dara's Health Fund is half way toward the goal of 20k. In just 11 days so many kind and generous people have donated. Thank you for your love, support and encouraging words, which mean the world to Dara at this time.
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The outpouring of love and support has been incredible! The world is full of kindness and beauty. Thank you to everyone who has donated to Dara's health fund. She is deeply moved by your support and words of faith and encouragement. Thank you!
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$18,602 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 14 months
Created December 11, 2016
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Anonymous
1 month ago
WG
$250
William Gildersleeve
1 month ago

Always thinking about you ! Love you ❤️❤️ Bill & Debbie Gildersleeve

$50
Chrissy Spronck
2 months ago

Jay and I praying for you girl! Stay strong! Much love!

DS
$50
Dorey Sokol
2 months ago

I love you and we are praying for you... I know God is holding you in the palm of his hand. xoxo

GS
$50
Gillian Sokol
2 months ago

Stay positive! We love you!

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