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Risa Caron Gans
General Information
Full Name: Risa Caron Gans
Date of Birth: October 7, 1959
Date of Death: November 4, 2018

As an expression of sympathy, contributions in memory of Risa Caron Gans may be made to:

Eleanor and Herman Gans for the benefit of Transplant and CF Research
16346 Vintage Oaks Lane
Delray Beach FL 33484

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24 responses to “Risa Caron Gans

  1. Don Peshek says:

    Mr and Mrs Gans, You have my deepest and most sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter. She was such an inspiration to thousands of organ transplant recipients through the sites she ran. My heart is breaking.

    Don P, Canton OH

  2. Don Peshek says:

    If you are up to it, could you please contact me? There are literally thousands of people that are unaware of her passing. We are heart broken!

  3. Dew says:

    She was an absolutely wonderful woman. Kind, generous, intelligent and unconditionally supportive. I can’t believe she’s gone. She is so missed.

  4. Pati Hughes-Fudge says:

    Tears and prayers for Risa and her Family and friends. She was my first contact through Transplant Buddies/Friends. She was so welcoming and caring, and always had such a positive outlook. She will be missed by many… fly with Angel’s, Risa!

  5. Cora says:

    I am an online support friend of Risa’s. She has touched, helped, and soothed so many people that it would be difficult to count. I am so sorry for your loss. She has touched and bettered many lives

  6. Lisa says:

    This is terribly sad news. I never knew Rise personally but she was very kind with her time on transplant friends supporting each and everyone of us new to the transplant world. May she Rest In Peace. Lisa McCue Australia

  7. Deepak Srivastava says:

    A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven – RIP Rise!

  8. Jacob Smith says:

    A great loss to humankind of a kind and giving person who has helped thousands walk the rocky road of post-transplant issues. Her energy, knowledge, and kind heart will be greatly missed.

  9. Miriam says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and thoughts of comfort for your loss of Risa. I never met her personally, but felt I knew her due to all of the times she gave me words of wisdom and virtual hugs through both her amazing online outreach. What Risa did to support and educate her fellow transplant recipients is an incredible feat of what true human love can accomplish. She will be greatly missed. I will think of her often, as I know you as her family will also. I know this time is painful for you, so I send you a virtual hug not in my own words but in the words of Job 14:14,15 which gives us the hope that we will see Risa again, and she will be whole, beautiful , and full of that wonderful giving energy that she is known for.

  10. Nancy Damsky Zangari says:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gans and family,

    I am so saddened to learn of Risa’s passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Risa was such an inspiration to so many. I will always remember her laugh and great sense of humor. May her memory always be a blessing to you.

  11. Ruth Aronowitz Thomson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Risa was a good friend of my sister’s Lorraine Aronowitz and I have warm thoughts about Risa from my sister’s memories. May your grief be short and your memories last your life time.

  12. Lorraine Aronowitz Danzig says:

    I have such fond memories of Risa. She was always nice and smiling. We send our most sincere condolences to you family.
    May her memory be for a blessing.

  13. Julie says:

    Rest easy Risa.
    You are in my heart forever and will be missed.

  14. Jacque says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I spent my first several years post-transplant dealing with the physical and emotional adjustments and feeling like a failure. Once I found Transplant Buddies, I finally realized I wasn’t alone in my experiences. The site helped me to finally, really live again. I will forever be grateful for, and admire Risa. She lives on in my heart and in the hearts of those thousands whose lives she touched.

  15. Janice Fillion says:

    She was truly an inspiration to all.Condolelces to the Gans family.Rest in peace Risa🌹

  16. Rick Rubinstein says:

    Oh my. This is difficult. Risa was such an awesome person. I’ve always loved and respected her ever since I jest met her more than 30 years ago. She’s been through so much, shared so much with so many, and had such a love for life and for others.

  17. Stephanie Whitehead says:

    My sympathy to the family Riss . She so supportive eight years ago after my lung transplant. Rosa was very knowledgeable and kept us updated with everything conserving transplant .

  18. Norman "Kidneyboy" Sivazlian says:

    I helped Risa with the Transplant Friends site. Her dedication to helping recipients and candidates of all solid organ transplants and their families never once wavered. The websites she developed will stand as a tribute to her caring heart. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.

  19. Paul Caine says:

    God bless her, she did so much good for others who were coping with organ failure, and coping with transplantation.

  20. Rabbi Lewis Davis says:

    Rest in peace Risa. We had met at Oceanwalk in Hollywood. Just terrible news. Baruch Dayan Haemes.May you rest in peace.

  21. richard zwelsky says:

    I am sincerely sorry to learn about her passing . She will be missed. May her kind and compassionate soul, rest in peace.

  22. Parikshit says:

    Risa was the champion of one of the most vulnerable groups of humans – transplant patients. She supported and cared for all of use unconditionally. Her passing is a personal loss to each of us. Can’t believe she has gone. She will be deeply remembered by all of us.

  23. Maria Zultak says:

    Mr and Mrs Gans,

    I know Risa, beautiful Risa is in the beauty of Ha Shem’s glorious Kingdom, a realm of beauty which Risa expressed to you and to all of us.

    You may remember me. I played the flute at Temple Beth Tfilah where Risa attended back some years ago.

    I hope you know just how much she is loved.

    I will see her again.

    God Bless your beautiful hearts and you too will see her again in that beautiful land where there will be no more tears, no more sorrow, no more pain, only the simcha of Ha Shem! Shalom and love,

    Maria Zultak Davie FL

  24. Melinda Anderson says:

    Dearest Mr. & Mrs. Gans,

    My heart is with you both in your loss of your amazing daughter, Risa. I’m so sorry that it took me so long to get to this site as a means to reach you. It was by Divine intervention that I found it.

    Risa was brim full of enthusiasm, innovation & generosity toward our CF and transplant community in lasting ways. I called her my “firecracker.” I remember you taking us to Thai dinner. She inspired me and kept me laughing too.

    I miss her, and my love for her continues. Thank you for being the parents that gave her such life experiences & human understanding that she used her life to bless others. Her legacy & love lives.

    I hope this message makes it to you. My email (susu6900@aol.com) if you wish to make contact, since I don’t know how to contact you or Risa’s husband.

    May Peace be yours, Love,
    Melinda Anderson

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Date: Wednesday November 07, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm
Officiating: Rabbi Moishe Denburg
Affiliation: of Chabad of Boca Raton
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