Funeral Expenses

Dear Friends,

I am reaching out to all of you and asking for your help during this difficult time for me.  My mother, Dolores Cizek, passed away on March 28th, 2018.  She was 88 years old.  She had many ongoing health issues stemming from her open heart surgery 17 years ago.  These last couple of years were extremely hard on her.  Increasing medical expenses and frequent hospital stays.

It was roughly one year ago that her daughter, my sister, Deborah Cizek, passed away.  She was only 57 years old.  She died of a pulmonary embolism.  Her death was extremely sudden and completely unexpected.  I continue to pay my sister's funeral expenses.

The sudden death of my sister, certainly left a large hole in both my mom and mine's heart.  Shortly after Deborah's passing, my mother was hospitalized with gall bladder stones.  Because of her advanced age, she was not a candidate for surgery.  There was a six month process to have them removed with a local anesthesia.  The process was much more involved then what a simple gall bladder surgery would have been.  All of this happened on the heels of my sister's passing.

The mounting medical bills over time have completely emptied any savings that both my mom and I had.  It is because of this that I am reaching out to all of you and asking for your help.  I am having a very hard time dealing with this as you could well imagine.  

My mother was a 14 year Village of Burr Ridge Trustee.  Her community service is something that she was most proud.  Some of her greatest compliments came when a resident of the village might recognize her while she was shopping and they would stop and thank her for her continued support and public service that she gave to the community.  

I hope that many of you will see this and be able to help me in my time of crisis.  A friend of mine recently mentioned that I shouldn't feel embarrassed or ashamed in seeking help.  As she said we all need it sometime.  Just remember to pay it forward when you are able.  Rest assured I certainly will be doing that.

Please help me honor this wonderful woman and mother memory with a donation to help cover some of these expenses.


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Robert Cizek 
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