thepridela nonretinathepride | Henry Giardina - Last Thursday in Sherman Oaks, J.D. Disalvatore lost her life to breast cancer.

Five years ago, Disalvatore was diagnosed with the cancer that would eventually claim her life. In 2012, J.D., with the help of her friend, the filmmaker Elliot London, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay her hospital bills. Before her diagnosis, Disalvatore was known in the West Hollywood community for her talent for raising funds for gay and humans rights causes. When she asked for help, her community wasted no time in responding.

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