Help Buddy's Family

Metaphorically, Buddy was home. All he wanted in the end was to get home. Jean picked him up at the hospital, the doctors had done all they could and relented. His request was granted, they discharged him, and on the ride home he kept saying “I’m going home!”   Three weeks shy of their fifty first wedding anniversary, Jean lost the love of her life to a greater power. The hurt and pain was too immense for her to grasp those first few weeks. Reality settled in and what came home to her was not only had she lost her most precious Buddy, but she had lost sixty four percent (64%) of the family income. She, her disabled son of fourty-eight years, Eric, and his eleven-year old daughter, Riley were in that moment existing on about one third the income than just weeks before. The numbers didn’t work. No matter how you patched the dam water kept coming. It was clear the three of them will be under water in a matter of weeks.   They need help and they need it fast. Sadly there is only so much their family can do to help as they all seem to be in the same water as most these days?   Eric is going to reapply for disability; the surgeries on his back, neck and hands have left him unable to work. Riley is in the fifth grade and has school supply needs as well as clothes, food and the basics for an eleven-year old. Jean just wants to continue taking care of the two of them and pay her bills.  At age sixty-nine she is too unable to work due to multiple physical ailments that she is under the doctors care for.   Buddy, the non-denominational preacher/ Navy veteran/lifetime mechanic/husband/father/granddad with his calloused hands and wore out heart, arrived home that day from St. Vincent’s and fell out of the car-arriving at his forever home at the right hand of Jesus, whom he had worked for his entire life. Now his life partner/wife of fifty-one years continues the earth struggle, fighting the ties that bind and through her family is asking for whatever you can do to help her with this struggle.   Thank you for considering this family in need and may God bless.


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    • $5 
    • 9 d
  • Tara Barrow 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Sammy Landrum 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 13 d
  • Jessica C Perry McInnis 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mashawna Drennan 
Sheridan, AR
Nancy Coffman 
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