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Deborah Hassan Memorial Fund

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THE STORY:

On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Debbie's 9 year struggle with multiple system atrophy (MSA) came to an end. Debbie lived a life full of love, family, friends, pets, creativity and adventure. Debbie married the love of her life, Erol, in 1972 on a pirate ship off the coast of California (Seriously, they got married on a PIRATE SHIP). She fiercely loved her sons, Mischa, Eric, and Christopher; her daughter-in-law, Ausra; and her three grandchildren, Luka, Aila, and Kieran. In addition to filling the house with family, Debbie loved animals and opened her home to more than 6 dogs, 7 cats and countless koi fish over the years. Debbie will be extraordinarily missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.

Debbie's fight with MSA began in 2007, but was not formally diagnosed until 2010. MSA is a rare and fatal degenerative neurologic disorder. It is similar to parkinsonism but with more widespread effects on the brain and body. It affects both men and women and usually starts in the 50's or early 60's. The cause of MSA is unclear and there are no known risk factors. At this time, there are no specific symptoms, blood tests, or imaging studies that definitely diagnose MSA and there is no cure. The prognosis for this disease is poor with most patients passing away from the disease or its complications within 6 years of the diagnosis, Debbie's fight lasted for 9. 

The MSA coalition is focused on facilitating and funding MSA research. We ask that donations are made in honor of Debbie's memory to aid in the discovery of a cure for this devastating disease. 

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$7,493

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Gorsen

     

  • The Snyder Family

     

  • Jennifer Howard

     

  • Robert and Deborah Errico

     

  • Joanne, Larry and Jamie Kahn

     

  • The Mandelbaum Family

     

  • The Bakers

     

  • The Farno Family

     

  • Mike & Debbie Richardson

     

  • Pam Murray & Family

     

  • Bill & Sheyla Green

     

  • Rob & Mimi Dodson

     

  • Mike and Kate Bryan

     

  • Betsy Fixler-strassner

     

  • The Golden Family

     

  • Bruce & Naomi Langdon

     

  • McSweeny Family

     

  • Ed Barnhart & Sandy

     

  • Chris Hassan and Jamie Golden

     

  • The Tark Family

     

  • Mike & Jay Ireland

     

  • Anita & Bob Nitta

     

  • Mark Freiburghouse

     

  • Gilbey family

     

  • Les & Virginia Fishman

     

  • Heidi & Jeremy Hammond

     

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The Team: $7,493 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The Hassan Family

Amount Raised

$7,468

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Terry Petty

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Heidi & Jeremy Hammond

Heidi & Jeremy Hammond

She was part of my movement disorders group. 1 year ago

Les & Virginia Fishman

Les & Virginia Fishman

You will be missed but your light still shines. 2 years ago

Gilbey family

Gilbey family

Debbie was a wonderful friend to our family and will really be missed. 3 years ago

Mark Freiburghouse

Mark Freiburghouse

3 years ago

Anita & Bob Nitta

Anita & Bob Nitta

3 years ago

Mike & Jay Ireland

Mike & Jay Ireland

3 years ago

The Tark Family

The Tark Family

3 years ago

Chris Hassan and Jamie Golden

Chris Hassan and Jamie Golden

3 years ago

Ed Barnhart & Sandy

Ed Barnhart & Sandy

This comment is after the wonderful family memorial you, Mischa, Eric & Chris hosted yesterday in Debbie's honor. A magnificent tribute to a wonderful woman to be sure. Glad to have been there with so many family members and friends. 3 years ago

McSweeny Family

McSweeny Family

3 years ago