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The fashion world literally saved model Pat Cleveland’s life

Surrounded by adoring fans and colleagues, model icon and cancer survivor Pat Cleveland was feeling the love at Anna Sui during New York Fashion Week. “I never knew how many friends I have in the fashion industry,” said a grateful Cleveland, who sat front row at the show with her daughter, model Anna Cleveland, and her husband, Paul von Ravenstein. “All my friends in fashion saved my life and they helped me out with my GoFundMe.” After being struck with a stomach ailment in Paris last March, Cleveland learned she had colon cancer and needed emergency surgery. Faced with astronomical medical bills that Medicare wouldn’t cover, her husband created a GoFundMe page. Within days, the drive raised more than $100,000 from designer ...