Save Stephanie Scawen

For: Stephanie Scawen
Chicago, IL
Organizer: Lisa Barron
Save Stephanie Scawen (Stephanie Scawen)
$14,400
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 89 donors
28% Complete

The Story

Stephanie Scawen spends her days confined to a wheel chair, suffering from the auto immune disease Multiple Sclerosis. She has been a journalist her entire working life, tirelessly covering Asia and beyond for TK. But after more than 20 years of living with MS, even following her other passion, scuba diving, it abruptly cut that life short. In 2013, Stephanie began to use a cane and by the end of the year was in a chair. Even then, she forged ahead, producing a documentary about the plight of the disabled in Kenya. But in 2016, she was forced to return to her native Britain for what she thought would be affordable medical care. She was dead wrong. Stephanie has been denied access to proper rehabilitation facilities by the National Health Service’s because MS is considered a degenerative condition and there isn’t enough money to fund cases considered to be hopeless. She can’t get insurance for private health care because she has a pre existing condition. And her condition has rapidly deteriorated.

Today, Stephanie cannot stand on her own, nor can she transfer herself independently between her chair, her bed and her commode. She relies on caregivers for nearly every move. She desperately needs to go to a proper rehabilitation facility to regain her strength. That’s where you come in.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 25, 2017

Posted on October 25, 2017

Thank you so much, all!!! Steph is able to book five weeks in rehab now because of you!. You should feel so great about that. She will post updates from the facility; we are still trying to get her two months for an optimal return to the best she can be. Please share as best as you can. Again, thank you!


Posted on October 7, 2017

Posted on October 7, 2017

Hello all: Thanks so much for helping Stephanie to pass the $12,000 mark!!! This is such a boost to her much need rehab. Please share, share, share and post, post, post!

THANK YOU


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