Help for Joe & Kim McCarty

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Recently, Joe's LTD was terminated by the insurance company.  They think he can work.  This is not true.  For anyone that knows Joe & Kim, weekly hospital visits are the norm.  Joe suffers from debilitating headaches, paralysis on one side of his body and various other illnesses.   The McCarty's have had to hire an attorney to fight for what he is entitled to.  This can take up to a year to resolve.  Joe & Kim are not people that ask for help, so I am asking for them.  This is a huge hit to finances that are already compromised due to his LTD status.  If you can spare a few dollars to help them get by, I know it would be greatly appreciated.  While Kim works f/t, she often has to leave to take Joe to the hospital and her income alone is not enough to sustain them.  I've known them for 6 years now and they are good people, please consider helping.  Thank you for reading this.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Stacey Planz 
Organizer
Wynantskill, NY
Kim Goldberg McCarty 
Beneficiary
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