Stronger Than Fire....

$14,629 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 173 people in 36 months
CG
Cathy Goodwin
on behalf of Lisa Armstrong
 COOPERSBURG, PA

This little family, The Armstrong's, have had so many life changing hurdles over the past year. Through each event, they persevered, always holding onto faith, their strength and positive attitudes. Last evening, amazing single mom, Lisa, and her five beautiful daughters so sadly lost their home to a devastating fire, as well as all of their belongings. Fortunately, they were all able to escape, which is a blessing and a miracle. Unfortunately, her 17 year old medically fragile daughter, who is ventilator dependent, is in the hospital temporarily until the family can find a place to live. With losing everything, they are in need of even the littlest of things. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and generosity....it is greatly appreciated.

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The whole crew helping to unload :)
Unloading to a POD :).
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Ernest and George were the best :)
Ernest and George are wonderful!
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Today was a BIG donation collection day as well as a day to give out a lot of thanks, as we will soon close the GoFund Me page thanks to the generosity of everyone who has helped the Armstrong family persevere and grow stronger after their devastating house fire on Labor Day weekend, 2016. Thank you to today's generous families. Firstly, to Stacey, in NE Philly, for the beautiful and many awesome donations. She is also responsible (we are forever grateful), for connecting us with *Work Horse Installations* who proved to be amazing drivers, organized and careful packers and efficient movers as well as sincerely generous, giving of their time and their truck and employees, Ernest and George, on a Saturday. Ernest and George are absolutely the sweetest (as is Jack, who unfortunately is sick, but was there in spirit....get well soon). A warm and heartfelt thank you also to Nancy in Yardley for her beautiful and fantastic lot of donations and for frequently checking in to see how the Armstrong's were doing and sending well wishes. Also, a wonderful thank you to the Armstrong's neighbor, Dave, who helped us unload today and who was an essential part of the team. Lee Ann, a very thoughtful Bayada nurse, was also there to help and provide even more donations with her usual cheerful smile. Lisa and the girls were also there, as always, to be an active part of their rebuilding process. We couldn't have succeeded with this campaign without the generosity of absolutely everyone who gave as well as helped and prayed in every way. God Bless and thank you to everyone for giving so selflessly....you made such an amazing difference to the most wonderful family, the Armstrong's who were in desperate need :)
Work Horse Installations are awesome!!!!
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Happy New Year Everyone :). The Armstrong's had a wonderful Christmas thanks to the generosity of everyone who has helped them since their devastating house fire. They are just so happy to be together and have everyone under one roof. Their new house is starting to be constructed, but will not be done until late summer, so until then they will remain in their rental home locally. I am trying to organize a group to help me pick up donations on Saturday Feb. 4th, 2017, around 1pm. I will be trying to contact those who have reached out to me with donations and if you read this and are able to allow us to pick up items that day, please reach out to me, text preferred please, at 215-570-8443. Thank you so much and God Bless Everyone :).
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Beverly Stough
36 months ago
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What size clothes are the kids and mother?

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Ray Flexer
33 months ago

We are moving and downsizing extra furniture available could you provide a list of furniture needed

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Lisa Ficalora-Armstrong
34 months ago

It’s been five weeks since losing our home to a housefire, and now that the smoked has cleared (I know, sorry) and life has resumed some sense of normal, I must express my gratitude. But where do I start? How do I begin to convey the utter humility one feels when the love and generosity of friends, family, and strangers is extended so selflessly to them? How do I find words to do justice to the abundance of love and beneficence we have experienced these past weeks? From my dear friends and co-workers at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, whose personal notes and words of inspiration lifted me up, to the amazing Cheryl Grier family, whose labor of love blessed us and brought them closer together, to the rockstars at BAYADA Pediatrics, Sellersville, PA (Cathy Goodwin I love you), who give us such support and encouragement, and my longtime friends at Trivalley Primary Care Western Bucks Office, the most amazing family practice who have looked after my children all their lives and continue to humble me with their support, to the crew at Brotherston Homecare, Inc. and Tom Buchanan, who worked so tirelessly to help bring Emily home from the hospital after the fire, before even addressing the tens and tens of thousands in medical equipment that needed to be replaced. And my children. My sweet, content, cheerful, thankful children, who found a silver lining to every possible situation without giving voice to the so many things they had lost. If ever my pride kept me from accepting the gifts of others, my children alone are reason enough, for they deserve so much, ask for nothing, and have thankful hearts for the smallest things. The year 2016 has not been kind by all accounts. The devastation we endured for months, painfully watching our precious Emily suffer through medical crisis after crisis, leaving her a shell of the child she was; the journey to bring her home, and losing our home and all possessions and being separated from her yet again. But God’s plan is perfect, as my love Damon Lawrence reminds me. He knows all. And I can’t begin to understand his plan, but watching the light and beauty and love and selfless generosity of others through our ordeals, I do believe God is demonstrating his perfect love through others. I know there are so many people I can’t begin to thank and so I hesitate even trying. Please know that you all have touched and humbled us in ways I cannot put into words. My children have been witness to one of the most powerful of life's lessons, witnessing the intrinsic goodness of others, and it has touched their heart in ways that will surely shape who they are. And for me, I can only say, humbly, thank you.

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Kimber Yateser
36 months ago

Jess gave me sizes : Girl sizes 10 , 12 and 12/14 And for her mother she was unsure but said medium or large depending

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Judie Cameron
36 months ago

A friend is giving away furniture and I have hh items. What size clothes

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Stacy Koontz-Westwood
36 months ago

I have alot of household items in our basement that I could donate if yous can make it over to my house in macungie to go thro it all and pick what u need.. things like kitchenware, coffee tables, children's toys and cloths, ect. Just message me.

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Raised by 173 people in 36 months
Created September 4, 2016
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Cathy Goodwin
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32 months ago
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From a fellow Nurse

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32 months ago

talon falcone palisades middle school,in honor of my mother alexis falcone

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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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Brian Snyder
33 months ago

Best wishes

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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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33 months ago
Beverly Stough
36 months ago
1
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What size clothes are the kids and mother?

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Ray Flexer
33 months ago

We are moving and downsizing extra furniture available could you provide a list of furniture needed

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Lisa Ficalora-Armstrong
34 months ago

It’s been five weeks since losing our home to a housefire, and now that the smoked has cleared (I know, sorry) and life has resumed some sense of normal, I must express my gratitude. But where do I start? How do I begin to convey the utter humility one feels when the love and generosity of friends, family, and strangers is extended so selflessly to them? How do I find words to do justice to the abundance of love and beneficence we have experienced these past weeks? From my dear friends and co-workers at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, whose personal notes and words of inspiration lifted me up, to the amazing Cheryl Grier family, whose labor of love blessed us and brought them closer together, to the rockstars at BAYADA Pediatrics, Sellersville, PA (Cathy Goodwin I love you), who give us such support and encouragement, and my longtime friends at Trivalley Primary Care Western Bucks Office, the most amazing family practice who have looked after my children all their lives and continue to humble me with their support, to the crew at Brotherston Homecare, Inc. and Tom Buchanan, who worked so tirelessly to help bring Emily home from the hospital after the fire, before even addressing the tens and tens of thousands in medical equipment that needed to be replaced. And my children. My sweet, content, cheerful, thankful children, who found a silver lining to every possible situation without giving voice to the so many things they had lost. If ever my pride kept me from accepting the gifts of others, my children alone are reason enough, for they deserve so much, ask for nothing, and have thankful hearts for the smallest things. The year 2016 has not been kind by all accounts. The devastation we endured for months, painfully watching our precious Emily suffer through medical crisis after crisis, leaving her a shell of the child she was; the journey to bring her home, and losing our home and all possessions and being separated from her yet again. But God’s plan is perfect, as my love Damon Lawrence reminds me. He knows all. And I can’t begin to understand his plan, but watching the light and beauty and love and selfless generosity of others through our ordeals, I do believe God is demonstrating his perfect love through others. I know there are so many people I can’t begin to thank and so I hesitate even trying. Please know that you all have touched and humbled us in ways I cannot put into words. My children have been witness to one of the most powerful of life's lessons, witnessing the intrinsic goodness of others, and it has touched their heart in ways that will surely shape who they are. And for me, I can only say, humbly, thank you.

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Kimber Yateser
36 months ago

Jess gave me sizes : Girl sizes 10 , 12 and 12/14 And for her mother she was unsure but said medium or large depending

+ Read More
Judie Cameron
36 months ago

A friend is giving away furniture and I have hh items. What size clothes

+ Read More
Stacy Koontz-Westwood
36 months ago

I have alot of household items in our basement that I could donate if yous can make it over to my house in macungie to go thro it all and pick what u need.. things like kitchenware, coffee tables, children's toys and cloths, ect. Just message me.

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