Help Kathy Soulek: Homeless & Sick
Kathy Soulek, a homeless 68 year-old Pasadena woman, who has been sleeping on the Loma Alta Park for the last several months. Kathy is suffering from either dementia or Alzheimer's in addition to other health issues. She served as a Pasadena realtor for many years, and her story is very sad.
Since it has been very cold, I asked her to come and sleep during the nights in my little studio which I share with my 18 year-old daughter, and my two youngest kids on every Friday to Sunday night - and now with Kathy. It was only going be nights, since I drive every day by the park on my way to work and when I come home after work. I have tried to locate her two sons but they seem not to want to be part of her life. Kathy doesn't want to go back to the park not even during the day. She says she likes her new family, and it breaks my heart and I don't have the heart to throw her out in to the streets again. She has already suffered way too much in my opinion. We need to find a a bigger space, so she could have her own little room and so I could be able to help her get treated. No one deserves to die cold and alone in a street or a park and I know I can not help everyone out there. but please help me help Kathy Soulek.
Sincerely, Ana Patricia Cuevas
I would like to provide all of you with an update in accordance with the GoFundMe protocols, so I will be able to withdraw funds to support Kathy.
1. My relationship to Kathy Soulek is that of caretaker. I am responsible for her daily health, care and well-being. I take her to her doctor's visits and ensure she takes her medication daily. I also provide housing for Kathy. I have done this since December 4th, 2017 using my own money.
2. I will be withdrawing funds from this GoFundMe campaign to support Kathy's needs. The funds that are withdrawn will go into my bank account, as I do not have access to Kathy's finances. I will monthly updates on how these funds are being utilized. However should anyone have any questions so, feel free to contact me personally.
3. Any monies that are withdrawn from this GoFundMe campaign will be solely utilized in support of Kathy's well being. This includes her housing, food, medication and doctor's appointments.
Again, thank you for your support and generosity in helping Kathy and helping in the fight against homelessness.
Ana Patricia Cuevas
Kathy is now under a doctor's supervision and is taking medication for her cholesterol and Alzheimer's. In addition, we have requested that she undergo an MRI for her brain to confirm whether or not she has a type of dementia called Lewy-Body Dementia. She will be getting a mammogram as well. We have been able to enroll her in a specific Medicare Program provides her with additional medical benefits. She is still spunky and loves watching crime shows and is showering regularly and following a regular daily routine. Thank you again for your support. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Patricia Cuevas and Maria Dietz