Sharon's Shocking Cancer Diagnosis

In just three weeks, the lives of the Garofolo family have been torn to pieces.  Sharon Benjamin Garofolo, 55 years old, has a terminal illness and her body is failing quickly, breast cancer which has metastasized to her bones, brain, spine, sternum, virtually her entire body.  She fell out of bed during the night and fractured her back which caused paralysis from her belly button down and that is how she was diagnosed.  She had tumors up and down her spine.  She hasn’t left the hospital since, they did radiation and started chemotherapy but it was not at all helpful.  She is back on a ventilator and has not much time left in this world.  They are high school sweethearts, have been together for 40 years, through ups and downs, good times and bad, they stayed together, which is a true accomplishment in this crazy world. She ran the office side of her husband’s small exterminating business and did not collect a salary.  He is devastated as are his two kids, Nikki 21 and Dino 16 years old.   Frank has to work every day around the many, many hours he feels the need to be with his wife. They are not prepared for this devastation in any way, mentally, emotionally and certainly not financially.  There is no life insurance, and the bills for all of this time in the Intensive Care Unit, Radiation, Chemotherapy, etc will be arriving anytime, they will need help with funeral and cremation costs, as that is her wish, when the time comes and it is unfortunately coming too soon. Please help, every penny will be put to good use and will let them stop worrying about the financial part of this unthinkable, unimaginable, terrifying, life changing, world shattering circumstance.

Donations

  • Lisa Horn 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • John Bauer 
    • $200 
    • 25 mos
  • Brian Reavy 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Jenna Kelly 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
  • Samara Kelly 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christina Haase 
Organizer
Poughkeepsie, NY
Frank Garofolo 
Beneficiary
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