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10% of purchases goes towards our Still Standing Together Grant for Womxn.  Our annual Still Standing Together Grant offers empowering assistance and offsets financial costs to strengthen the recipient's personal development.  Shop our collections or make a donation by clicking "Donate" below.

2020 Still Standing Social Graphics (4).

We announced our 2021 Still Standing Together Grant Recipient, Emily Hoffman, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, designated as #GIVINGTUESDAY.  We will continue to collect donations for Emily until our organization's annual anniversary on January 25th, 2021.

2020 Still Standing Social Graphics (6).

Emily and Daniela (our SST Founder) have been close friends for over a decade.  They met while training for Pilates Certifications in Philadelphia.

On May 10, 2019, after working out, Emily began experiencing what she thought were the symptoms of a migraine. Years of experience managing her own migraines taught her to take meds and get some rest.

Later that night Emily’s boyfriend found her in bed presenting stroke-like symptoms. He called 911, and she was rushed in an ambulance to the Emergency Room. And then to NY Presbyterian. They discovered that she was completely paralyzed on the left side. Her brain was swelling, and she underwent a hemicraniotomy, the removal of  half of her skull, to alleviate the pressure. She stayed in the Neuroscience ICU for several days before being transferred to a Step Down Unit. Early in her stay her diet was limited to puréed food and thickened fluids because she had difficulty chewing and swallowing. 

Since then, Emily has made progress but is still on a long road to recovery.  All donations we received will help for payments towards ongoing therapies to help Emily continue to get back on her feet!

Click here to learn more about Emily's Journey.

 

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