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This fundraiser ended on 01/29/13

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The funds will be used for Steve's medical expenses & therapies to recover from his second stroke.

On August 26, 2003 Shtjefan Juncaj suffered full cardiac arrest at the age of 22. He had an undiagnosed heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The paramedics were able to revive his heart, and he woke up from a coma two days later. Unfortunately, that was not the end of it, a few days later he suffered a stroke which left him completely paralyzed on the right side of his body. He had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted, and through physical therapy and time was able to regain most of his function. But the worst was yet to come. On January 31, 2012 Shtjefan Juncaj suffered another stroke on the opposite side of his brain. This stroke not only has affected his mobility, but has also impaired his ability to swallow, eat, and talk. Currently he has a peg in his stomach to receive his nutrition. He hasn't been able to speak yet. Also because he is not able to swallow, he is constantly drooling. Not only has this been difficult physically, it has also been emotionally exhausting. We are asking for your help in raising money for Shtjefan to receive treatments. he needs help with medical bills, and also different treatments he is pursuing. He has started HBOT treatment which seems to helping and is also looking into stem cell treatment. Please help him get back to the person he was.

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