Helping People with Taste and Smell Loss

We represent just a few of the millions of Americans that suffer from smell loss and taste dysfunction. Coronavirus has brought our invisible condition to light since one of the earliest symptoms is complete or partial loss of taste or smell. While many will regain their smell and taste, 10 – 15% of COVID-19 patients will likely experience long-term permanent loss.

As anosmics ourselves, we have been suffering in silence for many years, experiencing our loss long before the pandemic. It does not sound serious but losing one or two of your senses has major implications for your quality of life, safety and health. Being able to taste and smell is central to a person’s identity and memories, and many aspects of daily life, emotional well-being, and wellness.

To bring more awareness, increase research and help identify treatments, we are forming a patient advocacy group for people suffering from taste and smell loss in North America. So, we  have launched this GoFundMe to raise funds to cover the organizational and start up costs to form a non-profit: The Smell and Taste Association of North America. https://thestana.org/ 

We hope that you’ll support our efforts!

Katie Boateng
Marj Rosner
Pamela Silberman
  • Chandra Garber 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Kerri Wall 
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
  • Maureen OLeary 
    • $101 
    • 4 mos
  • Danielle Reed 
    • $250 
    • 4 mos
  • Reysan Cotton 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: STANA (3)

Pamela Silberman 
Organizer
Raised $715 from 8 donations
Bethesda, MD
Katie Boateng 
Team member
Raised $1,525 from 14 donations
Marjorie Rosner 
Team member
Raised $335 from 5 donations
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