Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sharing this lovely letter of Support

Dear Friend,

I am writing to you today to let you about an a friend in need. Our friend Stephanie (Tutlis) Briggs is currently going through the evaluation process for a lung transplant. Stephanie has cystic fibrosis. This is not only an extensive surgery but it is also going to be extremely expensive. Stephanie has been advised to raise between $100,000 and $300,000. Stephanie will have the procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Stephanie is an extremely positive person and she is always willing to help others. You can always count on Steph to look for a smile, laugh and encouragement. Even when she is in the hospital for yet another infection, Steph can still make me laugh. Stephanie is very supportive of others. I know everyone who has come in contact with Steph can tell about a time that Stephanie has made them laugh, held their hand, made them smile or helped them out of a jam. She is a true friend to so many people and now she needs our support. My life has been blessed by having Stephanie in my world, I know many others can say the same thing.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to Stephanie's transplant fund I know Stephanie and her family would really appreciate it. Any amount that you donate will help reach her goal.

Stephanie's fundraising campaign is being supported by the National Transplant Assistance Fund. Her page is

Our new website has a lot of wonderful information and ways to donate. We update this often, adding pictures and more. I know Stephanie loves to read the messages many people have left in the guestbook. The pictures and notes people have uploaded onto the fundraising wall are wonderful. We really appreciate everyone who has supported her.

We will be holding a dinner/dance for Stephanie. This will be help on January 17th at the Rumford Eagles. The spaghetti supper will be from 6pm-7pm with the dance from 8 pm- midnight. The band Monsta will be playing and we will have a Chinese auction. Please contact me at 357-5606 or to get your tickets. This promises to be a night of fun and I know Stephanie would love to see all of you there.We have begun selling 50/50 tickets to be drawn on the January 17th at the dance also. We are also having a pie and cake sale, you can find those details on our website also.

Please feel free to contact myself or Stephanie for more information.

Thank you for your time and your support.

Sincerely,Andrea (Mitchell) York

Please forward to all of your friends.

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