Helping Hands For The Butler Cause

Greetings Everyone (to facebook family, friends, and acquaintances alike)! Pastor Diane Butler, who is a faithful and dedicated member of Tree of Life Community Church for the past 20 years, suffered a massive stroke on February 12, 2018.  Since then, she has undergone several procedures, including two brain surgeries. This type of stroke would normally leave a person unable to speak, walk, or remember things they otherwise would. Diane’s memory is intact; however, her speech and motor skills have been affected to some degree, leaving her wheelchair bound and in need of around the clock (24h) care.

Pastor Diane recently retired, after dedicating over 38 years of her life to saving the lives of others. Working and supervising as an RN/BSN in critical care units, emergency and operating rooms in many hospitals throughout the valley, as well as in the Maricopa County Jail System, she strategically planned very well for her future and life after retirement. As in most cases, no matter how strategically and specifically to the detail you plan for your future, life throws a curve ball and you’re suddenly faced with a situation you are just not prepared for.

Pastor Diane has never been the type of person to ask for anything, except in extreme and urgent situations, when help was critically necessary. Because of this unforeseen setback, she has been drained physically, mentally, and now financially, as she must pay weekly for the care she is receiving around the clock. Some examples of the care she requires includes a nurse registry, a live-in caregiver, IV infusion therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation, food, medical equipment and supplies, etc. An illness like the one Pastor Diane has suffered can prove to be long lasting and expensive. As her Pastors, and as men and women of God, this is a time where we need to step in and assist as much as possible. We are standing in faith that her health will be restored to her, but until that time, we must also use every natural provision to assist in her healing and recovery process; therefore, I am establishing this Gofundme page to help offset some of the cost of care to help Pastor Diane in this great and overwhelming time of need. This is a time where we do not want to shut up our bowels of compassion, so that the LOVE of God may continue to dwell in us and flow through us!! So please, help me to help her by donating as soon as possible.  The first phase of treatment, with an approximate cost of $2000.00, has already begun. Remember, no gift is too large or too small. We will maximize whatever is donated, and believe God to multiply it!

In conclusion, please, don’t take life for granted! You must know and understand that no matter who you are, what you’re doing, or how well you’ve planned, life as you know it today could change tomorrow. So let’s live, love and thank our Heavenly Father every single day for the very air we breathe. Love is a healer and is truly key in this hour! Blessings to you all and as always, I love you more!
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