There is 12 years between Bob and I. He pretty much raised me as our parents were divorced and back then, child support was unheard of. Our mom had to work full time to support the four of us.
If Bob was hanging out with his friends at the handball court, I was there as well. If Bob couldn't go out because he was watching me, his friends came over. They would sing songs, play chess and Risk. I was a good little chaperone too! Bob met Bernie when I was 12. He had to move away to meet Miss Right because I wouldn't let any other girl "take" my brother but I am glad he met and married her.
As a couple, they have faced their challenges. Bob got sick early on in their marriage and was left with awalking disability. Bernie worked full-time to support him and their growing family. When Bernie's mom passed away of cancer, she took in her two younger sisters, one was a teenager and the other was five years old.
They have lived the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you." There were times when they had very little for themselves, yet if there was someone who needed a meal, they provided it. If there was someone who needed some place to stay, they found a spot. Their answer always was, "What's one more?"
Now, the tables have been turned. On May 30th, Bob was diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney cancer. The following week, was Bernie's last day at work. The company she worked for had eliminated her position. She now has to apply for COBRA benefits and they do not quailify for Obamacare because Bernie made too much money.
This Go Fund Me Account is to help them defray some of the medical bills that will be coming down the pike. We are in the beginning stages of doing our own research, finding doctors who specialize in this and getting second opinions.
My brother is the best big brother a little girl could ever ask for and my sister-in-law, is the big sister I always wanted. Bernie loves my brother with every fiber of her being. Anyone who has ever met Bob, can't help but love him. And this is why this page is called, "Everyone Loves Bob", you can't help but fall in love with him.
I would like to thank you in advance for your support.
Bobby Sodders' Little Sister
- Gail Sherwood
- May Brown
- Diane Vigorito-Felpo
- Sue Greer
- Kaitlyn Stankunis
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