Dewey + Vanessa

Not many of you are aware of the struggles that Duaine (Dewey) and Vanessa have experienced the last 3 + years.  Vanessa has been having medical issues for some time.  She has seen several doctors for her inability to sleep and subsequent life-threatening depression.    She spent a week at Mayo in Rochester this fall being tested for encephalitis, but that was ruled out, so they were back to square one. Mayo recommended additional neurological testing and possible experimental treatments, but these are not covered by insurance. 

To make matters worse for them, they had sold their home in Austin, TX. in June 2017 and moved to St. Augustine, FL.  Two months  after settling in, Hurricane Irma hit and they were forced to evacuate.  They returned only to find they were hit by the storm surge.  
Their house survived, but was totally flooded.

Many of you have reached out with worry over Dewey's quiet sadness over the last few years, but now you know why he isn't his usual "sunny self".  He is also fiercely proud and private and would never ask for help himself, so we are setting up this fundraising page in hopes that "Our Baby Bro and Vanessa" can feel that they are not alone in this world.  Marilynn (Dewey's sister) has been living with them on and off the last year and a half helping them through treatments and moral support, but she has to return to her home in Alaska soon. 

Even if you have no funds to spare, just some words of "Encouragement" would mean the world to them now.

Thank you all very much for your prayers and support. 

Marilynn & Suzann


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St. Augustine, FL
Duaine King 
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