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Please Help My Friend

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On January 20, 2022, our lifelong friend, Stephanie Smock, was in a car accident through no fault of her own. The accident caused Stephanie to suffer an embolism/stroke, resulting in complete loss of feeling on the right side of her body. As a result, she needs constant care and help with every aspect of daily living. Stephanie can no longer work and it is unknown if she will ever regain the use of her right side.

Stephanie was working at Triano’s Pizza to financially support her 18 month old son, Cody, her mom, Rita, who has diabetes and severe rheumatoid arthritis, and her older brother, Kenny, who has severe diabetes with heart complications and cannot work. Stephanie was the sole breadwinner for her family, especially since her father passed away in 2018.

Stephanie went to Michael M. Byrne Elementary School and J.F. Kennedy High School in Chicago and we have known her since grade school. Stephanie, Kenny and Rita have helped my family by providing respite care for my younger sister who autism for years. This is no longer possible.

Stephanie has always been there for her family and friends and has always helped others when she could, as well as her mom and brother. She and her family have been great friends to my family.

Please help us and donate any amount that you can spare to help this dear family in need. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


  • joyce Caulfield
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nancy Sobczak
    • $30 
    • 2 yrs
  • Michael Twarowski
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Charmaine Kurtovich
    • $30 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Spalla
Chicago, IL
Rita Smock

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