Family helps Pennsylvania woman raise thousands

Author: Sarah Wise
Published On: 12/1/16

Yonairis Smith (and her dog) attended the inaugural NF walk in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, last year with a team of more than 20 family and friends supporting her.

Smith, a college student with NF2, was excited to have an NF event in her area.

“My mom and I have been searching forever to find families with NF,” she said. “I'm happy we finally did!”

Lady Hernandez, Smith’s mother, secured a $500 donation through her position at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City, New York.

Over the course of just one month, Smith raised more than $2,000, earning her the Top Fundraiser certificate.

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