One of our own, Dawn Simmons, was hospitalized with COVID19 in early June and to make matters worse, a stroke! She is now home and struggling with her recovery.
Struggling is putting it mildly. She's keeping us up-to-date, best she can with her process and most days seem to bring new twists and turns, many of them cruel. Unemployed, she has faced the loss of her health insurance and her landlady remains unpaid.
Since her first hospital-stay release she has been hospitalized twice in short stints resulting in setbacks. Hospital beds in parts of California are filling with Covid patients and Dawn's area is no different.
I repeat my former message: Dawn and her family still need our help! When this started Dawn was in the midst of a determined job hunt and is still seeking employment, often interviewing while not feeling well out of necessity. Many don't understand this but when the wolf is at the door we do what we have to do. She is a single mom. That explains so much.
Dawn has always been and remains a generous contributor to our community and a positive soul. God bless her.
Nobody should have to go through something like this. Money donated will aid Dawn's recovery in alleviating the constant economic stress and guilt she feels not working and will go to see the family through the next couple of months.
Dawn expects to regain what’s been lost to the stroke, her strength and get back on her feet with a new job. By the way, if you know of any jobs - let her know! She is looking for an IT Consultant, Process Engineer or ServiceNow Implementation job.
Her IT Portfolio is at http://dawncsimmons.com
Your thoughts, prayers and/or donations are greatly appreciated.
Visit Dawn's Facebook page. On it she is sharing her journey - and the things the papers and television news media are NOT sharing!
Dawn's Covid/Stroke Recovery Team
- Tanvir Rahman
- Steve Smith
- Diana DeVault