SHAWNTELL was born September 4, 1972.  in East Orange NJ. She is an amazing daughter, mom of three, a NANI of three beautiful grandchildren that she loves more than life and HER love for others shows her deep love inside her! She is ONE of a KIND!

Days after she had planning a trip to visit a dear friend across the country her life made a life changing turn, she was admitted to the hospital with chest pains……which not only made her stop and think but changed her future.

August 4, 2017 she had a HEART ATTACK at 45 years old with many complications. Her heart was functioning at 50% which made her STOP and think what is important! FIRST is depression, then STOP I am young and I can do this, THEN holy crap I am young and I can NOT have this happen! It made her think “I need to be healthier”.  “I am a beautiful woman and NOTHING can bring me down’. She did everything in her power to NOT leave this earth at 45! Her oldest daughter is getting married and SHE is not going to miss that day or any day in the years to come!

During the time in the hospital she was told she needed to be out of work 6 weeks, BUT being a commission-based employee, she begged the doctors to allow her to go back to work 3 weeks. She HAD to provide for herself. They allowed her to go back to work with the stipulation that she MADE sure she took her health into account first! She carried on and did her best!

ONE YEAR LATER, on August 13th she found herself AGAIN at the hospital due to chest pains she found herself being told she was told she would be transferred to Hackensack Medical Center ASAP for OPEN HEART SURGERY! AT 45??? How does one listen to those words??? Her heart went from 50% to 70% BLOCKAGE at 45 year of age!  She was scared and pissed off! Who wouldn’t be. TELLI did everything she needed to do prior and at 45 she was going to have her chest ripped open and never be the same! How does one cope??? I am not sure, BUT Shawntell did and never asked for anyone but GOD to watch over her and get her though this difficult time!

She has had a collapsed LUNG with fluid around her heart and she has been diagnosed with coronary heart disease! Has this brought her down NO!!! Unfortunately, that does not help the fact that she can not work!  

Telli works and works HARD, BUT for the next 10-12 weeks she CAN NOT! Her company gives her $170 yes $170 bucks a month for disability and she NEEDS to be out of work 10-12 weeks and NO DOCTOR will allow her to go back to work!

She would never ask for help but she need to have LESS STESS and all I ask is for you to spare $5 BUCKS! She has ZERO income needs HELP and all I can ask please help!
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
    • 50 mos
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    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Finn 
Goodyear, AZ
Shawntell Illana 

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