A gravestone for Sanaz! 7 lives saved through organ donation

Organized by: Gail Brandly

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THE STORY:

27 yr. old Sanaz Nezami came to the US on an educational Visa to" become the cream of the crop". Tragically Sanaz became the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her new husband( an American citizen) shortly after arriving in Upper Michigan to begin an advanced degree in Environmental Engineering .
Sanaz was pronounced brain dead shortly after arriving at Marquette General Hospital. Her nurses vowed that they would find her family and assure them the ability to say good bye to her. Video conferencing was used to allow the family precious time with Sanaz to pray and say good bye.
Sanaz family agreed that she would have wanted to save others lives and did not hesitate to allow her organs to be donated. 7 lives were saved by donating her organs including a 12 year old child.
Sanaz is buried in Marquette, 6000 miles from her home in Iran. We, the nurses who cared for Sanaz would like to raise the funds to place a gravestone of a carved Angel at her gravesite so that she can be remembered. Any money raised above what is necessary to purchase and place the gravestone will be donated to the Women's Shelter for Domestic Violence.

$5,379

 

108% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Gail Brandly

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Donor Comments

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech

DONATION: $949

5 years ago

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi- Islamic House of Wisdom

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi- Islamic House of Wisdom

DONATION: $500

May God Bless her soul and condolences to the family of Sanaz. A memorial service was held in memory of Sanaz at the Islamic House of Wisdom last year, Jan 12, 2014- to view highlights visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6AvJOhuoSw . Special thanks to Gail and the team of staff at Marquette General Hospital for the end of life care and connective efforts made to the family of Sanaz. 5 years ago

cdg

cdg

DONATION: $20

I would have very much liked to have met you at Tech, Sanaz. 5 years ago

Dahler family and friends

Dahler family and friends

DONATION: $250

Great cause for a wonderful person. 5 years ago

Tom Myers

Tom Myers

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Club Night Ladies

Club Night Ladies

DONATION: $160

You will never be forgotten because you are forever in our hearts! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Karen, Ben & Mitch Wheeler

Karen, Ben & Mitch Wheeler

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

"You live as long as you are remembered". 5 years ago

Edna Shaffer

Edna Shaffer

In memory of the beautiful angel, Edna Shaffer. She would love this effort to honor Sanaz. 5 years ago

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