Stephan's Medical Fund

$20,545 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 23 months

My best friend, Stephan Lemmons found out on 11/14/16 that she has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Since then her life has been a whirlwind. All funds will go to help with the large medical bills that Stephan will face after she kicks leukemia's butt!
Stephan has always given everything of herself to everyone she knows and has helped more people than one could ever count.
Please show her how much she means to us now!

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THANK YOU to all who can and do contribute to Stephan’s Medical Fund. You make it possible to offset the impossible and enormous! We are humbled and grateful... The donation tally reflects the total amounts contributed (not the remaining, ever-changing balance) so check out the site to see how wonderful you are! Love, love and more love to all regardless of whether you contribute monetarily and/or in heart. I must say I’m blown away by your generosity.
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STEPHAN UPDATE: The procedure went well. That small bag of red packs a big punch of life-saving cells! It's been a long crooked road and there is more to travel on this journey-- which began November 14, 2016-- but the day we've so often desperately awaited arrived to meet joyful celebration and thankful hearts.... There will likely be some tough days ahead but these will be days with purpose as Stephan's body fights to heal.... We will keep you posted. And, side note--What a great team Stephan has at MDA! They are phenomenal. She simply could not be in better hands and, trust me, there are many. Shout out to them. Whoop whoop etc. etc. Be good to you and someone else today... Thank you for everything.
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THE BIG DAY. Well here we are on the date of Stephan's stem cell transplant. This has been a very long road for our girl. After many steps back and scary moments, Stephan can finally move forward on the road to recovery. I do not have to tell anyone how incredibly scary this procedure is for Stephan, her family and all of us that love her so very much. There are many risks. Please join me today in having Stephan's strength and faith. Pray hard and hold nothing back.
My prayer for the very best friend I could ever ask for and the brightest light in my life....Stephan, you are my sunshine. Dear God, please do not take this beautiful sunshine quite yet. She has so many more people to bless.
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DAUGHTER STEPHAN UPDATE-- and the rest of our news from Houston-- First and foremost Stephan is safely inpatient at MDA (and was during the flood). Birth mom Lisa stayed with her at MDA during the flood and is still there (she still has a vehicle because of this wise move). Stephan's transplant is scheduled for Sept 19... Upon my Houston return, I was greeted by husband Steve who was supposed to be leaving for Oregon (back to work) and Harvey, our uninvited, most unwelcome guest. The pictures above: Stephan several months ago; our apartment just as Harvey rearranged it and-- the bleakness of it all. 99% of our personal property (Stephan's and mine) and car (mine) -- A Total Loss... Steve and I awakened to knee deep water as so many others in our area did. As we (thankfully) escaped to the 2nd floor the water encroached our thighs. Then-- below it was soon 4 ft... Angels named Jeanette and Frank have graciously taken us into their lovely, dry home... My short term plan is to return with Steve to Oregon Sunday (if we're not cancelled) and stay there until suitable housing is available and I can find a vehicle... This is utterly heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. We've seen the best and worst in people. We are focusing on the good and the grace. It will take a lot financially to reestablish Stephan's home here. And she WILL need a home. If you would please please repost this and consider donating to Stephan's Medical Fund at Me. As always and more than ever, we thank you for your continued support be it prayer, financial, encouragement, or anything in between. God bless you all.
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Leslie Booth
18 months ago
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Thanks for keeping us updated! Could you share Stephan's address in Houston? Thanks!

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Jan Lemmons
23 months ago
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Thank you so much, Joanna. for setting this up. You are such a loyal, dependable and trusted friend to Stephan! It is Stephen's time to let us all love and do for her.

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$20,545 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 23 months
Created November 23, 2016
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Jean Hill
8 months ago

Love y’all and thinking and praying for peace and strength.

KM
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KC Mathes
8 months ago

Steve, My heart is heavy for your family. My deepest condolences. KC

EM
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Emily McRaney
9 months ago

Love you Stephan, & praying for your continued improvement

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Anonymous
9 months ago
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9 months ago
Leslie Booth
18 months ago
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Thanks for keeping us updated! Could you share Stephan's address in Houston? Thanks!

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Jan Lemmons
23 months ago
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Thank you so much, Joanna. for setting this up. You are such a loyal, dependable and trusted friend to Stephan! It is Stephen's time to let us all love and do for her.

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