Benefit Friday at FOP for Torresdale woman undergoing liver transplant

A benefit for Stacey Frisco Stefan and her family will take place on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 ballroom, 11630 Caroline Road.

Stefan, 30, of Torresdale, has epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a rare cancer that grows from the cells that make up blood vessels.

Stacey Frisco Stefan and her husband, Ryan, and their blended family.

This cancer can occur anywhere in the body, with the most common sites being bones, liver and lungs.

It usually happens in people 30 to 50 years of age but can occur in young children and the elderly.

Stefan is married with an 8-year-old son, Braeden Frisco, a second-grader at Our Lady of Calvary.

Stacey Frisco Stefan and her son, Braeden

She will be receiving a living donor liver transplant a week after the benefit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The donor is her sister, Stephanie, who will be donating her entire left lobe, which is 40 percent of the liver.

Stacey Frisco Stefan (right) and her sister, Stephanie Frisco. Stephanie will be donating a portion of her liver to Stacey.

Stacey and Stephanie, who has a daughter, Olivia Frisco, a freshman at St. Hubert, will both require months of recovery and time off from work.

Tickets cost $40 and must be purchased in advance. The evening will include a disc jockey, live music from The Stinks, food, beer and raffles.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the EHE Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2015 dedicated to pursuing effective treatment for EHE and supporting EHE patients and their families

To buy a ticket, call Tricia Flanagan at 267-939-7295 or make the purchase on PayPal or Venmo via “Support Stacey Benefit.”

Stacey Frisco Stefan and her husband, Ryan

To make a donation, make checks payable to Support Stacey Benefit and send to 2211 Pleasant Ave., Glenside, PA 19035.