Help Jon and Pat stay in their home

HI, our names are Jon and Pat Bjork. Early in 2020, Pat was diagnosed with a herniated disc in her lower back. Due to the pandemic, treatment was slow to happen, so her FMLA job protection expired before her back surgery could take place. Because of this, she lost her job, cutting our income in half. She was on Short Term Disability through November of last year, but the STD insurance company determined that they over-paid her (in spite of her doctors and PT professionals telling them she could not go back to work as yet) and we had to re-pay over $4,000.00 to them. Her recovery has not been going as expected and she is still unable to sit or stand for more than 30 minutes at a time. She is also in constant pain, and is undergoing continuing physical therapy to try and deal with all of the issues she is having.

Early this year, I began having strange health problems. At he beginning of April, I was diagnosed as having a very rare auto-immune disease called relapsing polychondritis. This has led to even more medical bills for us, and severely limits what I can do, physically, preventing me from getting a second job to try and keep us afloat. Our savings are gone, and our credit cards are about maxed out.

Pat started an in-home business late last year, when it became evident that she was not going to be able to go back into the job market any time soon, if at all. He business pays it's own way, but does not, as yet, add to our take home pay. With only what I earn, we can't afford to move to a rental, as that would be no more affordable than is our house payment.

Funds raised through this campaign will go towards paying our mortgage, and our utility and medical bills. We believe that if we can just make until the end of the year, things will improve, but we need your help to make it that far. Please, donate what you can to help keep us in the home we love, and into which we have invested so much time and effort!

Thank you, and bless you!

Jon and Pat Bjork

  • Amy Olson 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Grace Strachan 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Mitchell Fay 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Jon Bjork 
Raised $3,495 from 25 donations
Milltown, WI
Patricia Bjork 
Team member
Raised $340 from 5 donations