Stef Grassley Burned In Explosion

On October 2, 2018 our beloved friend, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and inspiration was involved in an accident in Tuscany, Italy, where she lives and runs a business with her husband Rasmus and their two beautiful children.

Stefanie is currently in a burn facility in Pisa, Italy- nearly two hours away from her home and family. She had 3rd degree burns on her lower arms and hands, 2nd degree burns on her face and ears, and 1st degree burns on her face. She was in a medically-induced coma for a week, during which time she had surgery to apply skin grafts to the injuries on her hands.

She faces a very long and painful road to recovery as the burns heal and she works to regain use of her hands.

Stefanie, her husband Rasmus, and their two children – Viya (3) and Leon (1) – moved to Tuscany just over a year ago to follow their dream of creating a destination for creative, like-minded individuals. They currently own and operate Ristonchi Castle , where guests from all over the world come to stay and contribute to the Creator’s Castle community they have established.

Stefanie is truly the heartbeat of the castle and a ray of light to those lucky enough to know her. She is fiercely strong and resilient and has put so much effort, energy and love into pursuing her family’s dream.

Accidents and the resulting life-threatening injuries are shocking and entirely unexpected for all involved. Stefanie and Rasmus are now facing the financial reality of how to continue the dream they’ve work so hard to build, while Stefanie has the time and space needed to recover, rehabilitate and be with her children.

Any support you’re able to provide would go to help with the following:

- Medical bills for months and years of care to follow
- Costs associated with major losses the castle is facing without Stefanie able to work
- As well as numerous other unforeseen expenses that will undoubtedly arise.

We also ask that you send positive, healing thoughts Stefanie’s way.
Thank you so much for your support.


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Fundraising team: HEALERS (3)

Julia TOKARz 
New York, NY
Rasmus Palmqvist 
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