Emergency Fund for Novena Gillians

Hi Family and Friends

I hope you're having a good day so far.  I'm reaching out to share my story with you.  My sister, Debra, died of Covid-19 on April 12, 2020.  I was diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 14, 2020.  I was in the hospital for 45 days.  I am now in a rehabilitation center.  I am recovering slowly, one day at a time.

I am a teachers assistant and considered an essential worker.  However, due to having Covid-19 and now in recovery, I am unable to work.  I am reaching out to family and friends to help me with monetary donations to help defray the cost of bills and medical expenses.

If you could support my GoFundMe campaign by making a donation and then sharing the link below with your network, I would greatly appreciate it.  My goal is to reach $6,000.  I know that money can be tight during this time, so please know that even $5.00 helps me get closer to my goal! 

Please contact my daughter, Dalesha or niece, Danyelle if you have any questions and they will be happy to answer them.

They will also keep you posted on any updates and changes to my condition on this site.

Thank you so much for your support.


GoFundMe Link:   gofundme.com/f/emergency-fund-for-novena-gillians

Organized by Dalesha Smith, Novena’s Daughter & Danyelle Jones, Novena's Neice


  • Diane Nelson 
    • $25 
    • 20 d
  • Constanza Boykin  
    • $100 
    • 20 d
  • Monslo-Cookie Cox Eaves 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
  • Doreen Pratt 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
  • Kathryn Pratt 
    • $50 
    • 22 d
See all

Fundraising team: Danyelle Jones (2)

Dalesha Smith 
Raised $3,292 from 61 donations
New Haven, CT
Danyelle Jones 
Team member
Raised $545 from 9 donations
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