I liked Sashka instantly. Admittedly, I was initially intimidated by the effortless cool that radiates from her. But once I remembered that I should be surrounding myself with people who challenge me to be better, I got over it and settled into place as her third biggest fan (spots one and two reserved for her equally cool husband, Mark, and son, Lucian). My self-assigned rank became permanent after learning about her role as real-life superhero and founder of

Standbuy is a personal fundraising site aimed at helping people cover the costs associated with a cancer diagnosis. They have seen some success so far, but in order improve their platform and better serve their clients they are asking for help. Check out Sashka's story below, and help spread the word about Standbuy, so that those in need can get the help they deserve.