st. Louis – A large crowd gathered outside the BJC on Wednesday to help cancer patients celebrate a very special day.
“We all look up and start screaming and waving,” said Amy Cross, a friend with cancer. “We asked them to wear flashing colors, whatever they could see. Battery-powered Christmas. I can.”
Family and friends made signs and lit candles to celebrate Stephanie Dunn’s birthday, even from several floors away. Dan turned 40 on Wednesday. This was both her anniversary and her wife Amy’s birthday.
“They’ve been home since before Christmas, New Year’s before that. Stephanie’s been inside since October,” Cross said. “She couldn’t do anything.”
Dan is battling acute leukemia. So she’s been in the hospital all this time.
“Treatment, chemotherapy and multiple bone marrow biopsies were recently done,” said Haley Koepp, a friend of Dunn’s. “Unfortunately, the results showed that the cells still had leukemia after her latest chemotherapy.”
Dunn’s friends call her an angel and want to give back the positivity she brings every day.
“I hope they put on their best smiles and feel all kinds of love that lifts Stephanie up,” Cross said. “To keep fighting for something pretty terrifying.”
Friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the couple. Click here to donate.
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