Be Our Miracle

For: Nadine Sfeir
Organizer: The Sfeir Family
Be Our Miracle  (Nadine Sfeir)
$55,607
of $150,000 goal.
Raised by 617 donors
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The Story

Nadine Sfeir is my sister - my wonderful, beautiful, inspiring big sister.
Her dream is to make this world better; which she plans on doing through pursuing a life as an international human-rights attorney. She has always inspired me to do my part everyday in making this earth and myself better, in any way possible. She constantly brightens any room she walks into and makes those around her want to be better. Nadine has given so much hope for a better life to so many people and now it's her turn to feel the hope that she will have a future.

Her life was flipped inside out and upside down when she turned 24 years old. In November 2010 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, an astrocytoma. My mind immediately was reeling: my sister has cancer? She's my older sister…How could that even be true - she's young and perfect…it didn't seem real. Yet for the past three years this has been a constant reality and struggle undergoing 2 brain surgeries with many types of chemo and radiation therapies. We have been told by countless doctors that “ this is going to work!” in the hopes that this would be the one to end this nightmare. Yet nothing has resulted in even a delay in the relentless monster's journey.

We recently received news that there is only a couple of more options…a thought that we all don't want to believe to be final. But there it is…one last hope. There is high hope in this treatment called Novocure and a vaccine treatment in Germany. Unfortunately the only available treatments are considered exploratory and the insurance has denied our appeal.  As we reappeal their decision we have no choice but to start treatment with $4,000/month for Novocure, $9,000/month for Gammadelta T cell vaccine and  $70,000 for the Newcastle Virus and dendric Cell vaccine.  These treatments are more than we can afford. We are asking everyone - friends, family, acquaintances, anyone…to please help us save my sister. She is my big sister, my mentor, my friend - I have based everything of whom I want to become off of her. I need her, we all need her. So we are all asking for any kind of donation that could at least give us this hope for a future for my sister: for a woman who wants nothing more than to help others.


See more pictures of Nadine at:  

http://www.prezi.com/yoseulsdcr5r/be-our-miracle/


also at caringbridge website:

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nadinesfeir


Thank you and May God bless you!


The Sfeir Family

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 28, 2013

Posted on November 28, 2013

It saddens us to share with you that our beloved Nadine passed away on November 26, 2013 at the age of 27. 

We invite our friends and family to gather with us to celebrate Nadine’s life and bid her farewell this Saturday November 30th, 2013 at the Annunciation Catholic Church, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. The viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. immediately following mass, the burial will be held at Highland Memorial Gardens, 3329 East Semoran Boulevard, Forest City, FL 32703.

To continue Nadine’s drive of caring for others we ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research in memory of Nadine. Donations can be made online at www.virtualtrials.com/sfeir, or if preferred, checks can be made out to the Musella Foundation and mailed to 1100 Peninsula Boulevard, Hewlett, NY 11557.

Johnny, Hala, Reina and Raneen Sfeir.


Posted on November 23, 2013

Posted on November 23, 2013

Nadine is finally home for the holidays! 
For everyone getting ready for the holidays and going christmas shopping.., Kon Studio of Photography has genersly offered to do a story locket fundriaser to help raise money for Nadine's next treatment. Today November 23rd, 2013 from 10-6pm at Kon Studio of photography in Wekiva we will be selling story lockets and partial proceeds go to Nadine's treatments. If you cant make it you can also buy them online at this website... http://tinyurl.com/ngtk3nzThese lockets are great for your loved ones as a holiday gift. Please help spread the word of the story lockets. Thank you for all your love and support!  #SaveNadine

Love 
The Sfeir family 

Posted on November 9, 2013

Posted on November 9, 2013

Hello Everyone!
Sorry it has been a while since an update was done but it has been a very busy couple of months. Nadine is in California with my parents still recovering from her third surgery. The surgery went well they were able to take out most of the tumor and start the new treatment. We are still waiting for the results if it is working but I will post something once I know.Hey everyone! I have been planning this event for a while to help my family with some medical bills for treatments to help my sister survive this awful battle that has been going on for 3 years now! We are going to be selling shirts, bracelets, and raffle tickets sold plus of course ZUMBA for a great CAUSE!!! It's going to be a lot of fun so don't miss out! 

Link of Zumba Fundraiser event on   facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1437052996520763/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular 

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