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Stephanie St Germaine
Name Stephanie St Germaine
Location Minocqua , Wisconsin
Age 29
Joined 236 days ago
Hobbies Snowboarding, reading, watching Ellen!
About Me I love my job, which is taking care of my son!
Stephanie St Germaine
Shutterfly Helps a Family in Need
236 days ago

Hi Ellen! I am writing not for myself, but for a family in need in my community. Their son was born with an extremely rare genetic eye disorder called Anophthalmia. Anophthalmia means he was born without eyes and will be blind his entire life. Living in the small community that they live in, resources & access are limited for such a rare disability so they drive over 5 hours away on a weekly basis for their son's vision therapist, Occularist, Pediatric Opthalmologist, Occuplastic Surgeon. He did have physical & occupational therapy that came to their home on a bi-weekly basis in between the busy schedule, but no longer comes due to lack of funds. The family will be & have been incurring many different types of expenses already and in the future for their son. They have put together a benefit already to help with costs, and also make bracelets, t-shirts, etc to help out with the cost, but medical bills are expensive. He just had surgery to receive hydrogel implants and now, as winter is coming, the roads are horrible because we live in Northern Wisconsin. Please help this family in need. They are a very deserving and loving family. Thanks Ellen!