Helping Momma Kiousis

Recently my Poppa has passed away and in turn, left many broken hearts behind. I am aware that it's all part of the cycle of life. But we did not have the foresight to see troubles that would follow. Apparently, there is much confusion over his pensions. Because his death certificate stated the cause of death being one thing (cancer) and not mentioning his heart  stopping (which he had 100% disability), my poor Mom is receiving a minute fraction of his pension. There is absolutely no way for anyone to live off of the money being allotted to her, including her social security. Since this had transpired, she has lost her home that she and my father shared, she's losing her Jeep that my Dad bought for her, and she's had to throw out  or donate most of their possessions to downsize to this smaller living arrangement. My parents have always been proud, extremely generous people. Making plates of dinner for the lonely neighbors next store. Inviting my siblings friends to live with us when they had nowhere else to go. They worked so hard to provide for us kids. They would go without, as long as we had what we needed. I am forever grateful for all their sacrifices. Unfortunately, I cannot fix this on my own. I need help. My family needs temporary help until we can try to sort this all out. I'm asking my extended family away from home if you can help. I know time are challenging and I understand if you cannot. But, every little bit can up. Maybe Mom can breathe and begin to grieve. Thank you. 
Janet Marie Swinderman


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Janet Kiousis Swinderman 
Newark, NJ
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