Clara Smith Medical Expense Fund

Clara's whole family has been touched by this nasty COVID-19 virus.  It started with her son-in-law, then her husband, then Clara, and even her nine year old granddaughter ended up with it.  All of these other people were able to manage and recover at home.  Except Clara.  Clara started getting sick on 12/1, tested positive on 12/3, and by 12/8 she was in the hospital.  Clara is still53390444_1608307903416275_r.jpeg in the hospital.  In the COVID-19 ward at JMCGH.  While the latest update was positive, we all know how that goes, but we continue to pray that she will keep getting better!

Normally, people need help with travel expenses and lodging expenses, etc. when they have folks in the hospital.  Well, with COVID-19 nobody can visit!  So, those expenses aren't needed.  However, "when" Clara comes home, her recovery will not be over.  Most likely, she will end up having some type of rehabilitation, perhaps home health, etc.  One way or the other, odds are she will not be able to go back to work immediately.  Thus, limiting the amount of money coming in to their household.  They are filling out the paperwork for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), etc.  But, anybody that has ever filed for that knows it is not an overnight process.  It takes time.

I am just trying to figure out a way to cushion that fall just a little bit.  I know that everyone is struggling right now.  It's the Christmas season, people are out of work, etc.  I get it.  But, if you happen to have a little bit left over, every little bit will help.  I hope everyone that sees this is healthy, and that this virus has not touched your family.  If that is the case, please consider yourself blessed.  So many people have suffered losses.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Mona DeFord 
Jackson, TN
Nancy Henry 
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