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This fundraiser ended on 11/15/11

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The family and friends of Samantha Szubrych are uniting to raise money to help with her battle of all of these health issues. Show support!


Sam Szubrych is a beautiful 20 year old young woman, who has been running her own local hair salon for the past few years. She is very strong & independent and always tries to wear a smile on her face, but sometimes that smile doesn’t come so easily. About 6 years ago, Sam started to get really sick and it wasn’t until Sam was 19 that she was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis; this means she has cysts in the walls of her colon and abdomen which cause her severe stomach pain when she tries to eat. It also causes her to be unable to keep any food in her body. It rejects the food which causes her not to get any nutrition and causing her to lose a lot of weight. Sam also suffers from Adrenal Insufficiency also known as Addison’s disease. [[Addison’s disease is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder where the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones.]] She will need to go through lifelong, continuous treatment with steroid replacement therapy, and with regular follow-up treatments. She has also been diagnosed with 95% food allergies and endometriosis. She has been admitted in and out of different hospitals, and she has been making trips to Mayo Clinic for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy which has been denied by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The insurance has denied covering most treatments stating that they are unsure if it will work so they do not want to give the money up. She will also be undergoing a major surgery within the next few weeks to try to make her life livable. We also just found out that the insurance will most likely not be covering the cost of her surgery either. We need all of the help we can get. We are trying to collect as much money as possible due to all of her medical bills. She will also be needing an extreme amount of dental work due to her illness and medication that we were just informed about, and the insurance is not covering any of it. Anything will help!

Her benefit is being held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Centennial Lanes in Tinley Park, IL. It will be $20.00 a person for dinner, soda, and 2 games of bowling. You will need a ticket to get in and payment is due by December 1, 2011. All ages are welcome. Dinner starts at 8 p.m. followed by bowling at 9 p.m. There will be raffles. Live strong bracelets in hot pink are available NOW for $4.00 they say Samantha Szubrych Benefit GIVE HOPE! There will also be Christmas ornaments that will be hot pink that will say GIVE HOPE 2011!!! Please let me know what you are interested in so we can make sure we get the right amount! Candy wreaths are available upon request. Please email if you have any questions or would like to order some of the benefit items.
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