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Humanity First Remembers One of Its Own, Sean Stellfox


One of our Humanity First family members, Sean Stellfox, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010. Sean was one of our most enthusiastic, talented and dedicated volunteers and his desire to help those in need was truly inspiring. Sean was instrumental in Humanity First receiving thousands of dollars of donated supplies for various surgical and disaster relief missions worldwide as well as in setting up the Humanity First supply warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. Sean participated in our annual Ghana Surgical Missions and global medical recycling efforts where he was an integral part of the team through his knowledge, positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it took to get the job done in such a difficult environment and circumstances. Sean had a passion for humanity which was an example for us all.

Sean also worked as a surgical technician at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the operating room. Outside of Hopkins, Sean was enrolled in PA school at Towson University. Additionally, he was dedicated to the SHARE medical recycling program in partnership with Humanity First.

Sean is survived by his wife, Emily Stellfox.

The Humanity First family is filled with sorrow and heartache over the loss of one it's own and there are no words to express how much he will be missed by all of us. We find comfort in the knowledge that Sean's spirit and memory will live on through the many lives he touched and made a difference in.


Ghana Surgical Mission, August 1, 2007: Sean (right) with Dr. Abdullah operating on a patient at the Doboase Mission Hospital in Ghana.


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Fizan Abdullah
Commented on Tuesday, 16th March 2010
Sean - You were a dear friend and an extraordinary individual who touched the lives of so many. We will miss you.
jane stellfox
Commented on Sunday, 21st March 2010
My dear son sean was someone who had a deep motivationa purpose in lifea definite direction and an overpowering conviction that there would be a reward at the end of life. He had a thirst for spiritual understanding and a passionate desire to see the world conditions improve one person at a time. His sense of lovecompassion and ability to find joy and pleasure in the smallest things amazed me .Coming to terms with his deaththere is an acceptance that it's not how you die but how you love and live that matters.We all are not perfect yet.As I tell my grandchildren your eyes are the window to your soul others will see it. Sean's eyes twinkleda beautiful soul. Thank each of you for all your support and love . jane .
Tom Curry
Commented on Sunday, 28th March 2010
Humanity has lost a great human being in Sean Stellfox. I am very lucky to have known Sean as my life is completely 100% improved after seeing Sean's compassion for others. Sean will be very very missed lets all keep his love alive.


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