Hi, I am writing for my friend Judy who desperately needs our help getting back on her feet after many setbacks and health issues.
Judy and I have been friends since 1979 and she is one of the most caring, genuine people I know. When I had an accident with my vehicle she did not hesitate for one moment to offer me the use of one of her vehicles, knowing it was for an indefinite amount of time. I did hesitate to make her the Godmother of one of my children because I knew that, god forbid, if something happened to me she would be there. Judy would give ANYONE the shirt off of her own back if they needed it. Now it is my turn to try to help Judy out of some of the most difficult times of her life.
In the past 9 years Judy has had one bad incident after another happen in her life. It all started a few years back when her house was hit by a tornado, which caused extensive damage, and it took years to repair the damage that was done.
In 2010 Judy’s brother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer during which time Judy went back and forth from new Jersey to Connecticut to help him through this until his passing in March of 2011.
In 2012 her mother became extremely ill and passed away in 2013. During this time Judy made multiple trips to Connecticut and spent months there settling her mother’s estate and cleaning out the house.
In February of 2014 Judy suffered a stroke and it took quite a while for her to physically recover from this. Just as she started to get back on her feet she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. She went through chemo and radiation for 8 weeks and thought she was getting back on her feet. But the chemo caused complications and she started bleeding internally. This left her too weak to do much of anything. She went through at least 10 blood transfusions and 3 stays in the hospital. She was finally diagnosed with Colitis. Luckily they seem to have cured this with antibiotics. Hopefully, health wise she is starting to get back on the road to recovery again.
But due to the fact the Judy is self employed with 2 different jobs she was unable to work through all of this. Medical bills have been accumulating. As she is starting to get back to work again both vehicles, work van and personal vehicle, are not running. Her work van needs a new engine, as the mechanic puts it “before it blows up” and the personal vehicle does not run either. This leaves her with no transportation for work or personal errands. On top of all this she has household repairs that need to be taken care of, such as the kitchen sink and dishwasher are not working at all due to rotten pipes going from the drain and down through the floor.
Needless to say all of this has taken a toll on Judy financially and physically. Not to mention the mental frustration/toll of dealing with all of this.
I am asking for donations for Judy to help with medical bills, vehicle repairs and home repairs that are so desperately needed. There is no one more deserving at this moment than my friend. Please, even the smallest of donations would help and be so greatly appreciated.