If you've heard Jay's song "Blank Stares", you know the story behind it.

Our 53 year old mother, Sherry Rich, suffers from the final stages of early-onset Alzheimer's. This horrible disease has robbed her not only of her memory, but the ability to drive, work, talk, dress herself, bathe, put on her own make-up, etc. 

For the past 3 years, our Uncle Pete(her younger brother), has selflessly been her caretaker. He moved from Texas and has stayed with her full-time. He has been a blessing to our family, but has recently made the tough decision to move back to be with his mentally ill daughter. 

With that, we're asking for your help.

As of June 1, our mother will be without care. Insurance won't provide since she's so young. And our father(Joe Rich) works 60+ hours/week at John Deere in Waterloo, IA - leaving him unable to be with her during the day.

Local care, basically a daycare for Alzheimer's patients, is approximately $100/day, and care facility centers cost up to $5K/month. We can't afford either. 

Our mother(and wife) was the best. She sacrificed everything for us, taught us how to love people, and showed us how to give our lives to Jesus. It's with a deep sadness in our hearts that we humbly ask and pray for God to quickly provide. We know she would have done the same for us.

Thank you - from our family to yours.

Jay, Cassie, Amber and Joe. 

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Jay Allen 
Nashville, TN
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