In Memory of Stefanie, Our Hero
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On April 21, 2012 a beloved PassPorter community member, Stefanie Matthews, ended her heroic journey at the age of 26. Her parents, Cam (Cam22) and Luke, shared Stefanie's love of Disney and are shining examples of strength and love to all of us. I encourage all members of our community who had any contact with Stefanie, Cam, and Luke to gather in support, and so many of you already have!
To honor Stefanie, we'd like to encourage you to consider donating to one of Stefanie's favorite charities.
The first is Special Olympics, in which Stefanie participated several years ago (and was, in fact, scheduled to do two races this coming Saturday).
The second is Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, which Stefanie contributed to every year because she loved the animals. You can donate on your next visit to Walt Disney World at shops in Disney's Animal Kingdom, at The Seas with Nemo and Friends and The Land in Epcot, or by sending a check directly to Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, P. O. Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
Stefanie's smiling face and sweet spirit lives on in the PassPorter community through hundreds of photos in the PassPorter Photo Archive, one of which I've posted above.
Thank you for shining your light on us, Stefanie, Cam, and Luke.
Thank you for the wonderful post, and thank you for allowing all of us here on Passporter to express our feelings about this special girl on the boards. You've created quite a family here on Passporter.
Thank you for this post, Jennifer. I always thought that one day I would meet Stefanie. Unfortunately, I waited too long. We will be making a donation to the Disney Conservation Fund in memory of Stefanie, and we will continue to do so in the years to come. Stefanie may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.
Thank you for sharing this, Jennifer. It was a lovely tribute. I am proud to be a member of this loving community. The outpouring of love for Stefanie from many who have never even met her is awe inspiring!