Stefanie Schaffer and family

$173,205 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 2,603 people in 4 months
Created July 1, 2018
Schaffer Family
on behalf of Steffanie Schaffer
Stefanie and Brooke Schaffer were traveling on vacation with their mother and stepfather, Stacey and Paul Bender. On Saturday June 30th the family joined a boat tour to enjoy the sights off the island of Exuma, located about 130 miles south of Nassau. The boat bursts into flames shortly after 9 a.m.

Stefanie sustained life threatening injuries including a double amputation and remains in critical condition. Stacey suffered multiples broken bones and internal injuries. Paul and Brooke suffered bruises and cuts.

Brooke and Stefanie’s father and Brother are traveling to be with them in the Bahamas, George and George Jr.

We are raising funds for the medical and travel expenses.  With the support of the family, we have launched a GoFundMe page, in hopes to raise $50,000.00. We know their expenses will far exceed this as this becomes a life long struggle for this family.
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Stefanie had a monumental moment yesterday. Her therapist were able to get Stef up and walk a few feet with prosthetics. Stef said “It’s been so much harder than I ever imagined but I’m so thankful to be at this point.” Stefanie does still suffer from some paralysis in her mid section which has limited her in some of her recovery. She has not let that stop her. Stef says, “This is just the beginning of a very long road.” To me, that means she is ready to fight! The family thanks the community and friends for their ongoing support. The good thoughts and prayers have been working. Please keep the Schaffer-Bender clan in your thoughts and prayers.
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See Stefanie’s latest interview. Thank you for all the continued support. Stef and her family greatly appreciate it. https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/i-appreciate-the-little-things-stefanie-schaffer-s-story-of-survival/1574660668
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$173,205 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 2,603 people in 4 months
Created July 1, 2018
Schaffer Family
on behalf of Steffanie Schaffer
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