Rehab fund for Sharon Goodman

As many of you know Sharon suffered a stroke which has changed our lives forever. Sharon was not sick a day in her life until March 17th when the alarm went off and I could not wake her up and had to call 911. Sharon suffered a bilateral stroke which has affected her ability to stay awake, her memory (both short and long term) and her level of cognitive understanding.

After four hospitals Sharon is finally home but needs constant supervision and assistance with her daily activities which include getting driven to her therapy sessions and working on cognitive exercises. Sharon has come a long way from where she started but now is the most important time in her recovery. Luckily Sharon is covered under my health insurance and most of the medical costs have been covered but they do not cover home care.

Unfortunately this stroke has made it impossible for Sharon to work and getting social security disability will take 5-7 months. My salary is covering everything but there is nothing extra to cover a professional home aide. This money will be spent on providing Sharon with health aides who can help us get her back to who she was before the stroke happened.

Through the past 2 months we have had an incredible amount of support from so many people and it is so difficult to have to ask for more. Those of you who know me understand how hard it is for me to ask for help, but I don't know what else to do. I have never been in such a position before but it is my hope that this financial situation is a temporty issue.  We never planned for either of us to become ill and if there is any message to be learn, it is you never know what will happen  so plan for it all.
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Karen Geraci 
Firthcliffe, NY
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