Astoria fundraiser to help woman get life-saving treatment

Fallon Mirsky
Photo Courtesy of Maria Messados

You can help Fallon Mirsky fight for her life.

Mirsky, a life-long Long Island resident, suffers from a rare and life-threatening combination of autonomic dysfunction, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, gastroparesis and a brain tumor which has left her weighing about 60 pounds at 32 years old.

“I don’t sleep at all, I’m in constant pain” she said. “I just want to get better.”

With her medical treatments taking a financial toll on her family, leaving them with only enough to pay for a mortgage and food, a fundraising event will be held in Astoria to help raise the funds needed to continue treatments and pay for medications.

On Feb. 27, the Melrose Ballroom, located at 36-08 33rd St., will hold the Fight For Fallon event at 7 p.m. to raise money to help Mirsky pay for a Ketamine coma treatment and multivisceral organ transplant in May in Mexico.

The treatment, which costs at least $10,000, would be a medically induced coma in hopes of restarting her central nervous system and replacing her entire digestive system.

“This is no way to live,” she said. “My life depends on it and I just want to get better.”

Mirksy used to be a competitive figure skater but would fall and break her bones and turn blue. Then in high school she would pass out and have stomach pains but no one knew what was wrong. After various surgeries she was diagnosed with the life-threatening combination of disorders.

Once or twice a week, Mirsky shares her battles and special moments with her pets and loved ones through an online blog.

If you have any questions regarding the fundraising event, which will include an auction and raffle prizes, contact mmessados@qmbrokerage.com. Donations can also be made here.

Youth or adult bracelets, in pink or blue, are also being sold to raise money for Mirsky. To purchase one, email Femirsky@gmail.com.



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