Romy Horvath-Stark's Medical Fund

At the age of 14, our daughter Romy was a great student and emotionally stable and mature for her age. Yet suddenly, at the end of 8th grade, she began to struggle in math and her grade fell to a C.  We were confused and frustrated, not understanding what was happening – was this typical teenage attitude setting in, or something else?  At the end of the summer we noticed that Romy’s eyes were not moving in conjunction.  We video-taped this unusual phenomenon and set up a series of appointments. Romy was admitted to The Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto. After a week of MRI’s, Spinal Tap, 22 vials of blood, and uncomfortable samples from everywhere they could take, the team informed us that Romy had 8 lesions on her brain and 1 located on her cervical spine. The diagnosis was shattering: multiple sclerosis (MS). 

We have been paying for all of Romy’s therapies out of pocket and now it was suggested that Romy would benefit from a Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.  The cost for the clinic is $1200.00 USD per day and Romy is expected to stay there for 1 week of tests and treatments.  Our goal is to have Romy and her mom travel from Ontario to Arizona to the clinic February 2018.

When Romy was 9 she gave up her birthday to fundraise for her Grandmothers who were diagnosed with Cancer. Romy raised over $2000.00 for Sunnybrook Hospital.  We were so proud of her decision to do that and now we want to help Romy in her healing journey. 

With the time Shannon has to take away from work, and the costs of Romy’s remedies and now opportunity to the clinic in Arizona, we are looking for any help to help offset the costs. We thank you in advanced for your help and support.
Her parents
Steven Horvath & Susan Friesen
Shannon Stark & Christopher Hauk
  • Steven & Susan Horvath 
    • $1,500 (Offline)
    • 43 mos
  • C Jar 
    • $30 (Offline)
    • 51 mos
  • C. Jar 
    • $75 (Offline)
    • 52 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 53 mos
  • Anne MacNeill Rocha 
    • $25 
    • 53 mos
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Shannon Stark 
Utterson, ON