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Sister to Sister

Ursuline alumnae of all classes
can help other Ursuline alumnae
through prayers,
words of support,
attendance at events,
or donations to serious, personal health needs.

Ruby Santiago '90

Ruby Santiago '90 was recently diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease and put on dialysis immediately as an emergency situation until she can get a kidney transplant. She has begun the process and hopes to be placed on the transplant list soon.

To help with living expenses and lost wages, and to prepare for post-transplant care and medication costs not covered by insurance, Ruby has created a GoFundMe campaign. Please visit her page to learn more.

#RubysRenal Redemption

April's Child

Meghan Murnane ’08 invited participation in the walkathon Taking Steps Against Child Abuse. It was on Sunday, April 30 at Rye Playland. Thank you to all who took part.

Proceeds go directly to help April's Child's programs and services, including a home visiting Parent Aide Program, a 24/7 Parent HelpLine, Parenting Groups and Workshops, and a Speakers Bureau.

April's Child is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that seeks to significantly reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and to strengthen families in Westchester County, New York.

More information is HERE.

Vanessa Merenda’05

Vanessa Merenda’05 was diagnosed with a malignant medulloblastoma tumor which is extremely rare in adults. The tumor has been removed and now she undergoes a rigorous year of both chemotherapy and radiation.

Julia Merenda ‘09 started a gofundme campaign in order to pay for medical bills, as most of Vanessa's doctors are out of network. Julia has provided this link for those who would like to make a donation: You can also see photos, more information, and the chance to share via Facebook and Twitter. Words of support and love will truly mean a lot to Vanessa and her family.

Jenifer Giamanco '99

Jenifer Giamanco '99 lost her husband suddenly. She is the mother of two young children and will need all the prayers and support she can get as she navigates this very difficult time.

Donations would also be very much appreciated, to help shoulder the costs of future expenses that the children may need. A gofundme page has been created. Here is the link, for those who would like to contribute:

Annie McMahon '15

Annie McMahon '15 has been battling cystic fibrosis since birth.

Friends of the McMahon family have shared the link below for those who would like an update on Annie, to post messages, and/or to contribute to the HelpHOPELive campaign. Here is the link:

Don't forget! Ursuline alumnae can connect with the school through a special Facebook group and the alum Twitter.

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