Penny Pelfrey and family fund

$3,995 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 50 people in 31 months
Please help this family during this very difficult time. My name is Lindsay Glover and I am the sister-in-law of Amanda Griffith (pictured above), who is Penny's youngest daughter. It's been a very difficult year for this beautiful family. Amanda and the rest of Penny's family are struggling with a lot of pain and grief. Penny passed away Monday, December 26th 2016 from her battle with cancer.
Penny was a sweet and cheerful person, with a quick wit. She was a loving daughter, a wonderful mother and she adored her grandchildren. She and Amanda shared a lot of love and laughter during her lifetime. Sadly another thing they shared was a cancer diagnosis. Shortly after experiencing the joy of the birth of her baby girl, Amanda was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was a very difficult battle, but her mom Penny was by her side. 

Many months of  chemo treaments, doctor visits and sleepless nights of trying to take care of a new born baby Amanda was declared cancer free.

During all this, we received the news that her mother's cancer was back, for the third time. Cancer is many things, inexpensive is not one of them. Due to two prior bouts of cancer, including many treatments (and one brain surgery), Penny was forced to live on social security. Because of this, she was unable to procure the necessities, such as life insurance, that she needed.

Aside from struggling with her passing, the family is now reaching out for assistance to help pay for this large, unexpected expense. The money raised with this account will be used for that purpose. It will cover the funeral expenses and the additional cost to move Penny from the town she resided in, to her hometown in West Virginia. Any additional donations will be used to help cover Amanda's cancer treatments.

If Penny, her mother Barbara, or her two daughters Amanda and Stephanie, have touched your life in any way, as they have mine, or if you can understand the pain of losing a dear loved one and the difficulty that comes with that, please consider contributing to this fund. Any amount, big or small, will be a great help.
With Penny's rather unexpected passing, the family found out too late that the financial resources they needed were unavailable. There were attempts to make payment arrangements with the funeral home, but that was not possible. Unfortunately, the funds are needed as soon as possible, as Penny's celebration of life is Friday, December 30th and the expenses for that need to be taken care of within 30 days of the service.

This family has been through so much and my heart is broken for them. I'm just so grateful to all of you who took the time just to read this message and consider giving. Please keep this family in your heart and prayers.
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Due to some outside donations we are able to lower our goal from $8000 to $5500! Almost there. Thank you all for the support.
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Can't even begin to thank everyone for their donations and sharing. It means the world to my family to have some of the burden lifted from us. God is good!
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I'm so thankful and happy to say that we have already met 25% of our needed goal. Thank you so much to all who have donated and shared! Please continue to share this link. God bless
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Thank you so much to all of you who donated and passed the word along today! Your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. Keep spreading the word!
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$3,995 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 50 people in 31 months
Created December 27, 2016
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LD
$20
Leo Daniels
30 months ago
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CB
$5
Chris Bickett
30 months ago
1
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Didn't have much to give but hope it helps.

$45
Kristina Ray
30 months ago
1
1

Pushing you through to the $4,000 threshold. Prayers that we can continue to get you to the $5,500 in the coming days! Prayers and love always

EB
$50
Erin Berky
30 months ago
1
1

Prayers for you and your family Amanda!

JR
$200
Julie Ruckman
30 months ago
1
1

Amanda I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how close you were to your mom and my heart is aching for you. I'll be thinking of you!

CL
$20
Candace Layne
30 months ago
1
1

Love you sweet girl.

AH
$50
Angelia Hamilton
30 months ago
1
1

Prayers for your family and friends.

KH
$30
Kelly Hester
30 months ago
1
1
HL
$50
Heather Long
30 months ago
1
1
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