Learn how to help teen in need of a heart transplant and other ways to Lend A Hand Up this week
Check out our weekly list of new fundraisers and benefits from Lend A Hand Up, a nonprofit crowdfunding site that adds a 20% boost to online donations.
Reese Scufsa, lives in Fargo lives with his mom and three siblings (Brady, Parker and Kali). Reese went to the clinic in November for what he thought was the flu. He was quickly diagnosed with heart failure and airlifted to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. He is currently on an ECMO machine, awaiting a heart transplant.
Learn More/Give: https://lendahandup.org/give/reese653/
Sheila Foley lives in Fargo with her husband Curt. In October, medical experts ran a barrage of tests when she began forgetting words, experiencing visual changes, and headaches. She was diagnosed with a rare disease called Moyamoya Syndrome which will require brain surgery, followed by treatment for a heart defect.
Learn More/Give: https://lendahandup.org/give/sheila652/
Ben Gaboury, West Fargo, husband (Stephanie) and father to Aubrie (14) and Jack (5) was diagnosed with grade 3 brain cancer in May. Following radiation, he will receive chemotherapy for six months. He does not qualify for disability so the loss of income, travel/lodging, and medical expenses are making it tough for this family.
Learn More/Give Online: https://lendahandup.org/give/ben650/
Eric Bunnell, Fargo, husband (Alison) has undergone two surgeries and aggressive chemotherapy since his diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in July. He will begin months of radiation treatment in December which will further increase the substantial financial burden of this young couple.
Learn More/Give Online: https://lendahandup.org/give/eric651/
Upcoming fundraising events:
A fundraiser to benefit Ashley Hoppe will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at Hagge's Bar & Grill in Mapleton, North Dakota. Proceeds from the benefit and her online fundraiser will help with expenses related to Ashley's treatment for breast cancer and her upcoming surgery to remove four new brain tumors.
Holiday Hand Up, a year-end giving event hosted by Lend A Hand, is going on now through Dec. 15. Donations made online or by check to LAHU Holiday Hand Up will be distributed to help all active fundraisers, providing a way for individuals and businesses to help many families through one tax-deductible gift. The first $10,000 raised will be matched through the generosity of the Alex Stern Family Foundation and Gateway Chevrolet.
Learn more/give online: https://lendahandup.org/give/holiday-hand-up/