In lieu of flowers Steph's family requests donations which will be made to the Social Work Division at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Stephanie Zientek.
Steph learned that she had cancer in late 2013 and fought bravely to remain positive and continue living in the face of a daunting diagnosis. She received support from countless family, friends, doctors, and nurses. The Social Work department at Dana Farber was particularly important to her and offered her support in many different ways.
The social work department supports patients while they grapple with their illnesses. They provide financial support for everything from everyday expenses to funding trips. They provide emotional support by listening and providing space for patients to share in support groups and in one-on-one settings.
The social work department relies heavily on grants to provide funding for their patients. All donations made in Stephanie's name will go to help patients just like her afford any needs they may have in their road to recovery. These donations will help other young people like Stephanie feel supported and cared for as they manage their illness.
Thank you for your generosity and for supporting this cause.
The Zientek Family