Support Jennifer Bilek's Recovery

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Raised by 31 people in 32 months
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Dori Kelly
on behalf of Jennifer Bilek
 PORT ORANGE, FL
                                               

My sister, Jennifer Bilek, a portrait artist and political activist has broken her foot. She relies on her day job, traveling to people’s homes via public transportation, to provide haircuts, for her livelihood. She has been out of work since the beginning of December and will be unable to work for at least the month of January and very possibly beyond. Surgery on her broken foot has been put out as an option (at this point) and may be a necessity (depending on reassessment in a few weeks), which would entailat least another 6 weeks recovery, without income. Jen’s housing (a fourth story walk-up in Queens, NY), and ability to sustain independence is on the line without help! An insurance-approval glitch leaves her with payment responsibility for part of her medical bills. Upon recovery, subway stairs are looming for travel to clients. Income has ceased and savings are depleted. My sister is always there for my family in a multitude of ways, so I hope this can help her. The funds from this campaign will be used for medical related and living expenses to get her through this and hopefully hang onto her apartment and work. Even the smallest donation is very much appreciated, every little bit counts. Thanks for your support!


            Jenn on Political Panel with Chris Hedges


               Jenn's creation  (when she's not in a crisis) 
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Well, people, the update is definitely not what we had hoped for. Despite doing everything recommended and not doing anything that was advised against, the news is rather bleak. It's been a day or two and now that we have accepted the realization that this is what it is, we'll share the news with you. As per the surgeon, Jenn will need another month off her feet. Which means another month without any income. And there is also no guarantee she will not need surgery in the end anyway. At this point, we are trying to save her apartment and keep the bills from piling up. We humbly appreciate all the well wishes, donations, and SHARES!!!! Your shares are so important, they do not go unnoticed. Thank you for your support. Thank you so very much!
My sister does so much as an activist for your environment and your women!!! She is a very hard worker who gives, gives everything to others. She rarely asks for anything. She has been "giving" to the community and investing in the greater good of it since the beginning of time! Please help us help her by donating and/or sharing the campaign and asking friends to do the same. Even the smallest donations add up. We are so grateful for all your love, care, and concern. It means so much to us. We will continue to update as we get new information.
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Thank you all so much for your donations, shares, and help...you've all been amazing!
As of now, things are much the same. Jenn will be following up again with the surgeon this coming Thurs. His initial suggestion was surgery right out of the gate so as to not further the damage. But conceded to waiting the typical amount of time to see if enough improvement would commence without it. We are still hoping for a miracle! We will update as soon as we can! Please, please, please...if you can't donate, share the campaign and ask your friends to do the same! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Much love,
The Kelly's and the Bilek's
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Raised by 31 people in 32 months
Created January 6, 2017
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