CurePSP Tribute Funds
CurePSP Tribute Funds are a lasting legacy to honor the memory of someone whose impact on the world goes far beyond their life on it.
Pierre is known by many as the face of PSP for his contributions through videos and photographs, telling his story and enlisting support of researchers and physicians to find a cure for these dreadful diseases. He was a great advocate for the fight on all fronts, including the rights of patients to die with dignity. He lived these commitments with purpose.
Suzanne Wasserman, born in Chicago, was a prominent New York-based historian who focused largely on the Lower East Side, working since 2000 at the Gotham Center for New York City History. Her work featured in a wide array of publications, exhibitions and educational programs. On June 26, 2017, she passed away as a result of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), at the age of 60.
Maria Concetta Molinaro
Maria Concetta Molinaro, was born November 7, 1946 on the small island of Malta. Her infectious positivity made her loved by many. She’s lived her life with grace, dignity, independence, strength, drive, commitment, unconditional love for all, forgiveness and selflessness. She was witty, sarcastic, fun and funny. On July 4th, 2016, she gave up her battle and moved on to a better place.
Mary Lou Figanmese
Mary Lou Figanmese was an American woman of Pennsylvania-Dutch heritage. She had been married to her Turkish husband, Isik, since 1981, whom she met in Pennsylvania. Known to her friends and family for her loving and hard-working personality, Mary Lou's favorite pastime was always helping and doing things for others.
Born on January 4, 1940, she was the daughter of an Air Force officer, Col. Leroy E. Loftis, who served in both WWII and the Korean War. Originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, ultimately she was correctly diagnosed with PSP. Her family – her two sons and ex-husband — quickly became intimately familiar with the challenges of PSP.