Jennifer Rios

Jennifer is an educator, single mother, sister, daughter, aunt and a great inspiration to all, with a heart of gold. She has come on hard times thanks to people who are unempathetic to her condition (even though they hired her with MS) and allowing her to heal from a work related injury. Nonetheless she still has obligations as she goes through this time. God will provide! She will get past this and be bigger and stronger once she is able to heal. Jennifer was diagnosed with MS early in life and has recently be terminated from her job because her injury "is taking to long to heal." She has run out of FMLA at her former employment and they terminated her. This is why I have created this gofundme page, to help her heal and overcome this life changing event and to eliviate some of the finanical stress she is experiencing. 

From Jennifer's blog:
Monday, I had physical therapy. When my son got home before I got ready to leave, I had him bring in the mail. I received a letter from my employer.   This letter terminated my employment and my benefits. I didn’t get through all of the letter before I started crying. I am still recovering from surgery! It’s  sure but extremely slow! My knee still hurts A LOT!

I wore my sunglasses during physical therapy like I used to wear them  when I went inside the building once I got to work ( before the day started with students) when my Dad first died. I wore them in the morning (at 6:15,  when it was still dark outside)  because back then, I cried the entire way to work so my eyes would get puffy and red. I was afraid my eyes would be  puffy and red again because all I could do all the way  to physical therapy was cry.

My job there was my only teaching job. I was hired in right after college. It was my first “Big Girl” job.  I was hired in having MS with a three-year-old son.   I’ve worked there for 12 years, first as a seventh grade English teacher and once I got my Masters degree, the Reading Specialist.   I have many fond memories there with the staff and students alike.

Given that my benefits package was also terminated, I still have to pay for continued post-surgery rehab and doctor’s appointments.   I’m not quite sure how I am going to do this. I looked into a Go Fund Me account and the possibility of  holding another Booster because I am a sucker for a logo-Ed shirt!   I saw the fees for both of those and it disheartened me.

If anyone can give me suggestions on what I could/should do to raise money, that would be great!  I have a mortgage to pay and I do not live lavishly, however; am a single mother so any guidance or donations would be appreciated! Thank you so much! For now, I am just stunned! I have a few blog posts to write but again, for now, I am just stunned!
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    • $50 
    • 58 mos
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    • $50 
    • 59 mos
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    • $25 
    • 59 mos
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    • $60 
    • 59 mos
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    • $500 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tina Marie Hernandez 
River Rouge, MI
Jennifer Rios