Shaw Family Recovery Fund

My name is Dorothy.  My sister Jennifer, her husband Dave, and their son Ryan are in need of financial help.  Dave recently suffered a stroke that has left him unable to walk and talk.  He is in the hospital and will be there for a long time working with speech, physical, and occupational therapists.  For those of you that live in the US, you know that this alone can leave you strapped with medical bills.  Add to that the fact that Dave is the main source of income for his family and will be out of work for an unspecified amount of time.  He will hopefully be able to collect some sort of disability benefits but that can take a long time to process and will likely be less than he is making now.  It is going to cost them a little over $600/month just to keep his benefits going!  Dave and Jen do not live an extravagant lifestyle. Their son does not participate in expensive extracurricular activities.  They both drive old cars and have had one vacation since they became parents 10 years ago.  Dave always takes overtime whenever it is offered and they both work hard to stay above water.  I'm sure most of you are like me, living paycheck to paycheck, maybe socking a little away for a rainy day.  I understand that everyone can't afford to help out but if you are able, please give what you can.  Every donation helps, no matter the amount.
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dorothy Kruszka Kocmut 
Utica, MI
Jennifer Shaw 
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