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This is the Stephanie Sheehan Systemic Scleroderma Fund. The funds will be used for medical costs and related expenses.

*****The beautiful Steph is now an angel in Heaven and is joined up there with her sister Jennifer and our Grandma Whited. I sure hope that they can handle Steph up there...because she's so silly sometimes! Please continue to pray for strength for our family as we face this difficult time*****

The beautiful Stephanie has been battling Systemic Scleroderma since October 2011, when she was diagnosed. Steph has 3 beautiful babies, Kaitlyn, Kali and KJ and a supportive wonderful husband, Richie. Shortly after Steph was officially diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma, she was faced with several medical issues, including heart problems and hospital stays at Ohio State University Medical Center.

While Steph is the most optimistic person that I have ever met, our family is trying to embrace her joy and smile as long as we can. She is fighting for her life as the systemic scleroderma has taken over her body and organs. Per Wikipedia, "Systemic sclerosis or systemic scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease or systemic connective tissue disease that is a subtype of scleroderma. It is characterized by deposition of collagen in the skin and, less commonly, in the kidneys, heart, lungs & stomach. Female to male ratio is 4:1. The peak age of onset is between 30-50 years."

The only thing that Steph has ever wanted in life is for her babies to be happy and healthy. She is the most unselfish person that I have ever met. When people use the phrase "she would give you the shirt off of her back", it is a literal statement with Steph. She gives and gives, and not once has complained about the systemic scleroderma or the extreme pain that it causes.

Our family is trying to raise funds for a wheelchair ramp (since she is not able to walk) as well as medical expenses. Richie is currently Steph's main caregiver as well as the sole provider for the family (not to mention taking care of the 3 munchkins!). We would be so thankful if you were able to help us make Steph's last days wonderful by not worrying so much about bills.

If you have any questions, or suggestions or just need to contact a representative for the family please call Ashley Anderson (Richie's first cousin) at 937-608-2592 or mrsashleyanderson@gmail.com

If you want to send a donation by mail, please send checks payable and to attention (Toni will ensure that the money is used for the medical expenses):
Toni Daniels
3700 Wood Lane
London, OH 45410

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!

Thank you all SO Much!! - Steph, Richie, Kaitlyn, Kali, KJ, Ashley Anderson and Toni Daniels
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