Please Help Fellow Classic Film Fan Vanessa Marquez
You might know Vanessa Marquez as Nurse Wendy Goldman from the TV show ER or as Ana Delgado from the film Stand and Deliver (1988). If you are part of the Turner Classic Movies fan community on Twitter you have probably encountered Miss Marquez at any number of TCM Parties held there. You might also know her from the Star Wars fan community. She is not only a talented and beautiful actress, but she is one of the nicest, sweetest individuals with whom one can interact as well.
Sadly, Vanessa Marquez is involved in a fight for her life with a very deadly disease, Stage 2 Refractory Coeliac Disease. It is a very dangerous disease that even carries with it an increased risk for a type of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Unfortunately treatment for Refractory Coeliac Disease is very expensive and Vanessa has exhausted her life savings fighting the disease. To continue treatment Vanessa has to raise a good deal of money in a short amount of time. There is a fundraiser currently under way for Miss Marquez at GiveForward.com. Please give whatever you can to help or if you cannot afford a monetary contribution please share the GiveForward page for Miss Marquez's fundraiser. Both she and her many friends will greatly appreciate it!