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Help Sharmain Heal

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THE STORY:

Sadly, Sharmain passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2014. She was a brave, beautiful advocate for herself and other kids in foster care. In her honor the funds raised for her healing & recovery have been used to establish a memorial wish fund. This fund will grant wishes to youth ages 16 & up who are in foster care and to those that aged out without a family.

 

HISTORY: On March 27, 2014, Sharmain, a Montclair State University sophomore and Center for Child Advocacy Youth Worker, was admitted to the Morristown Medical Center ICU, unable to walk with her breathing and swallowing capacity beginning to fail. A spinal tap was performed and she was subsequently diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS causes the body’s antibodies to attack, targeting nerves as an infection or virus and eventually preventing nerve signals from being transmitted. Unfortunately, GBS has resulted in Sharmain currently receiving sustenance through a feeding tube, in pain, and mostly paralyzed. Prognosis for recovery is good, however; the process will be long, difficult, and expensive.

Sharmain will have an extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation period, possibly months or even a year or more long. As she is a foster youth living on her own and completely responsible for her support, this is not only a devastating medical condition, it is a financial crisis.

Sharmain is a kind and always giving young lady, with a smile and heart for everyone. She needs our financial support so she can focus all her energy on healing. Without family or the ability to work, we are her only hope at retaining financial stability.

This would be hard enough to hear about any beautiful, bright college sophomore. But what makes Sharmain's case harder is that she also has no family. Sharmain will age out of foster care in May when she turns 21 and will lose a lot of resources at that time. Let's wrap our support around Sharmain and show her that she does have a family...she has one in each of us.

NOTE: One Simple Wish will not take any administrative fees for any support pledged to Sharmain.

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Marilyn Harrell

Marilyn Harrell

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Mary Kay Rouse

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Sandra Robinson

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Collins

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Maria Macias

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Dayna Fladhammer

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