Aimee Stephens is a spouse, sister, friend, and trans rights advocate. She came out bravely to her friends and family in 2013, and began to pursue the difficult path to realize her true gender. Upon notifying her employer that she would be living her life as a woman, Aimee was fired. Aimee took it all the way to the Supreme Court, and her case was presented on October 8, 2019. The decision is still pending.
Why are we reaching out?
About five years ago, Aimee developed kidney disease that required frequent dialysis. Her health continued to deteriorate and she is now in stage four renal failure. She has discontinued dialysis and is currently under hospice care. Being fired from her employer caused an immediate financial strain, leading her spouse Donna to take on several jobs. Friends and family have stepped in when they can, but years of lost income have taken a toll on their finances. Because of this, we are asking for assistance with Aimee’s future funeral costs and end-of-life care. This money will also be used to alleviate some of the financial burden Donna faces that comes with the loss of a loved one.
We appreciate your assistance during this difficult time more than words can say. Sadly it appears that Aimee will never see the result of her valiant and difficult fight for transgender rights.
- May Ann Madlansacay
- Dean Bigbee
- Megan McNamara
- Jasmine Tong
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