Stephanie's Medical Fund

My sister, Stephanie, is a single mom of 3 kids ages 17, 15, and 11. There is nothing she wouldn't do for those kids and she works very hard, working 2 jobs in fact, to make sure they have what they need. Unfortunately, life caught up with her and she suffered from 2 major strokes at the age of 44 on June 25th and the 26th. She is now paralyzed on her right side as a result. She spent a little over a month in the hospital and was released on July 28th. She still cannot use her right side and has to go through extensive physical therapy. Due to obvious reasons, she is not working the 2 jobs anymore and is only receiving disability. Even with coverage from health insurance, we are expecting her medical bills to be between $10,000 and $20,000. As she is now bringing in less income but has added extensive medical bills to her budget we are asking for help on her behalf. We are hoping to raise at least $1500 to help her out, but would like to raise as much as possible to cover as much as the medical costs as we can. We need her to focus on getting better, not worrying about how she's going to pay for everything. If you are able to help her out we appreciate it more than we can say.  If not we thank you for taking the time to consider her plight and would appreciate it if you could pass this on for others to consider. Any amount is appreciated as it will all help in the end. Thank you!


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Gina LaRocco Ragsdale 
Aurora, IL
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