Tiffany Fonohema's Medical Funds

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Raised by 1,039 people in 8 days
My Aunt Tiffany Fonohema has been the life and light to our family that has blessed us for the fortunate years we've had her and the years to come. When she hit her 20's, she found out she carried the gene Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is arthritis affecting the spine and large joints within the body. To treat this, she was taking Humera, an immunosuppressant that weakens the immune system. Because of this, she had contracted a cold, which turned into bacterial and viral pneumonia that put her in the hospital for a month. During that month she had acquired sepsis, a life threatening blood infection. This lowered her chance of living from 70% to 30% in a matter of days, then to 15%.


To save her life, they put her on Levophed, a drug which helps regulate blood pressure; it shunted all of the blood from her extremities to her major organs to keep her alive. This resulted in a quadruple amputation. A quadruple amputation is very rare, but necessary. All 4 prosthetics she will need comes to $225,000, which is not covered by her insurance. 


Tiffany is currently engaged to my Uncle Moe, my dad's brother. She's been the most humble, positive light that our family has ever had and we've been blessed to welcome her into the family. She is 38 with 6 amazing kids: Nesi 27 (adopted from our family), Davontae 19, Inoke 16, Robbie 10, Mckelvey 7, and Jamison 4. They've been together for 4 years, and all 4 years she's become the biggest blessing our family has had, from letting us have family parties in her own home to letting us feel as though her home was our home. These last 3 months have been difficult for our family because we were dangerously close to losing her. 


At this point, the medical bills, the cost of the prosthetics, the renovating of the home to accommodate to Tiffany and other things that our family will need to financially support her family, we need all the financial support we can get. There is no one you'll find more deserving, more loving and humble than Tiffany Fonohema. We APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU. She especially sends her love.  If you can't help financially, your love and support is just as appreciated and necessary. Whatever you can donate, it is treasured in every way possible. Lets get Tiffany walking again, back to a normal life again, together. There are plentiful social media platforms, so share where you can and we can achieve this goal together. THANK YOU. 

We've received so many inquiries about sending care packages and WE LOVE IT!! If you guys would like to send Tiff any gifts or presents or your love, their address is: 296 W 700 S Springville, UT 84663. We love it so much, thank you always. You're all appreciated!
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EVERYONE IN UTAH! We have another opportunity for you to help!! We have banded together with a Costa Vida in Lehi where all proceeds from 5-9 PM go straight to Tiff! The address for the fundraiser is 1578 E 3500 N STE 101 Lehi, UT. It’s on March 22 so PLEASE COME IF YOU CAN!! Anything helps & remember we LOVE ALL OF YOU! ❤️
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We also had Tiff's brother come in today and do a number for her, his voice is phenomenal and moved us all to tears, as I know he will you. It's okay to cry, even if you're a man lol. Enjoy his number as much as we did, its not only a tribute to Tiff, but everyone of our supporters as well! We love you!
Abe singing 'You Raise Me Up'
Hallelujah by Abraham Thomas.
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So today, Tiff & I wanted to personally thank you for all that you have done for us. We can thank you guys as much as we want over social media but we wanted you to know how much we appreciate you from us. There are not enough thanks for what you guys have done, are doing, and will do & we are only as far as we are because of YOU! We couldn't have progressed without you guys and we are eternally grateful. Thank you as always. We are putting together fundraisers for the future that you ALL can participate in, so keep an eye out for that & I will give you guys details and dates when they are available!! Also I SEE YOU ALL!! My phones been off the hook since the word has gotten out so don't think I'm ignoring you!! Just getting to you all when I can, and hoping it helps! Lol but thank you again guys. I've said it before, but you are all truly amazing.
We thank YOU!!
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EVERYONE LOCATED IN UTAH WHO WOULD LOVE TO HELP but often times don’t know how, here’s a great opportunity. April 20, 7 to 9 pm Utah Arts Alliance $10 at the door. As always...100% of all proceeds go to Tiff and her family. Want in? Message me through GoFundMe or you can find me on social media as Rielly Fonohema or @riellyfono & I can give you more details! & Yes, its a Harry Potter Themed! & also it’s a burlesque show so we would advise not bringing your kids lol BUT please come!! thank you so much!
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