The Michele Daschbach Fast Memorial Charity Fund


Total Number of Gifts: 653
Total Value of Gifts: $143,619.28

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On October 12, 2011, Michele Fast tragically passed away. In memoriam, we have established a fund in her name to bring awareness and donations to SmileTrain, a charitable organization that has very special meaning to the Fast family. In lieu of flowers and other condolence sentiments, the family is asking that charitable donations be made in her honor to SmileTrain.

About Michele

Michele Fast, who just turned 50 in May, grew up in Atherton, Ca and attended St. Raymond School and Sacred Heart High School. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she met her loving husband, Patrick. They had been married for 24 years and had lived in Seal Beach for the past 16 years. Michele and Patrick have three children, Patrick, 23, Laura, 21, and Lisa, 18.

Michele was a generous, dedicated and loving wife and mother, always supporting her children's scholastic and sporting events. Michele was a sharp sports fan and avid swimmer, usually the first one in the pool every morning at McGaugh School.

In addition to Patrick and their three children, Michele is survived by her mother, Leonore Daschbach, sisters, LeeLee Cusenza, Lisa Fuerst, Laura Pitchford, and brothers Rooney and Mark Daschbach, along with loving in-laws and countless nieces and nephews and loyal Labrador companion, Otis.

The Fast Family and SmileTrain

Michele's youngest daughter, Lisa, was born with a cleft lip and palate. With the support of her family and access to a great doctor, Lisa was fortunate enough to successfully repair the condition. Over the past year, Lisa dedicated herself to raise money on behalf of those who are unable to afford the treatment to repair their cleft palate, by collecting and recycling plastic bottles after her soccer games and from friends' homes. The 18-year-old has raised almost $10,000 for SmileTrain to date.

About SmileTrain

Every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes. Smile Train is dedicated to provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals until there are no more children who need help and we have completely eradicated the problem of clefts.

Michele will never be forgotten. Her beautiful smile and loving spirit will be with us forever.

Please feel free to post this memorial website and/or forward it to any person that would like to express their condolences.
http://support.smiletrain.org/goto/micheledaschbachfast

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and kindness.

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