Hi everyone. I’ve been diagnosed with a Grade 4 arteriovenous malformation (AVM) (http://weillcornellbrainandspine.org/condition/arteriovenous-malformation-avm
) - essentially, an enlarged blood vessel in my brain. I've been undergoing testing and procedures, and am meeting with doctors and considering options for radiation or more major brain surgery. Really appreciate all your support!
Here's some ways you can help (BUT NOTE: If you work in the immigration field outside the federal government, I have to ask you not to donate/walk the dog, because I'm generally prohibited under federal ethics rules from accepting gifts from people with business before my agency):
- DOG WALKING: Do you want to walk Mamie, my sweet rescue dog from Puerto Rico? (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marknoferi/photos/view/id/5ab7a0038cab9c17648b456c
) OF COURSE YOU DO. HOW COULD YOU RESIST THAT FACE. Volunteers would be awesome! Visit here to sign up for a dogwalking shift: (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marknoferi/planner
) Or volunteers to stay over with her while I visit NYC for appointments would be great.
- RIDES TO APPOINTMENTS: I'll keep you posted as they come up. Check here for updates: (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marknoferi/planner
- UBER/LYFT: I'm not driving because I'm on anti-seizure medication. So, Uber/Lyft rides would be hugely helpful. You can give a gift card to email@example.com for Uber (https://www.uber.com/gift-cards
) or (https://www.amazon.com/Uber-Eats-Gift-Card-Delivery/dp/B079YNCBX2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521977801&sr=8-3&keywords=uber+gift+cards
), or for Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/gift
) or https://www.amazon.com/Lyft-Gift-Cards-Email-Delivery/dp/B077F9ZVXR/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
- FOOD: Meals would be awesome! I'd also really appreciate Fresh Direct gift cards for home food delivery (https://www.freshdirect.com/gift_card/purchase/landing.jsp.
) Or delivery from the local Italian market, which keeps me eating in the lifestyle I'm accustomed to. (http://www.theitalianplaceofoldtown.com/delivery-options-available/