Please Help The Foster Family

Dean Foster, husband, father and friend, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on March 3, 2018. He was the provider for the Foster family: Susan and their two daughters Toni, 21, a student at Adelphi, and Tia, 17, a senior at Patchogue-Medford high school. They were left with no money to support themselves moving forward. Expenses were too high, leaving them no choice but to forego a funeral service. The only steady income they had was because of Dean, and now they are struggling to make ends meet. Dean was injured playing football years ago which led to a necessary surgery. He came out of the surgery with a staph infection he acquired at the hospital and needed to get his leg amputated. They were supposed to receive money from this injury, but they won't be getting as much as they would if he were still alive. Because of his leg, he couldn't drive for a long time, causing the family to live off disability and whatever side jobs they could find. Because this was so abrupt and unexpected, Dean left nothing behind to help. Susan, Toni and Tia plan on finding work, but anything you can give will help get them back on their feet and make it easier on them. They are three special people who have a special place in my heart and it breaks seeing them struggle in such a difficult time. Please help.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristianna Pennisi 
East Patchogue, NY
Toni Foster 
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