Joe Krozser was my first store manager when I went to work for CARQUEST Auto Parts in 1992. Joe and his wife, Kathie, had a baby girl the following year. Unfortunately Kimberly was born blind and had multiple medical issues, including Cystic Fibrosis
and Diabetes. Her life has been one of constant struggle, however, that has not dampened her will to grow and succeed - she graduated from Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio as a member of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society in May, 2017 and is the first visually impaired student to do so in over 60 years.
In October, 2017 Kimberly was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and given 6 months to live without a double lung transplant. The Cleveland Clinic performed the procedure on November 4th. Kimberly has responded incredibly well to the surgery but has a long road to recovery ahead of her. The medical bills and medications have mounted up and Joe and Kathie are literally past their financial breaking point. Medications alone are roughly $2,000 per week as she recovers from her surgery, with insurance red tape and deductibles adding stress to an already desperate situation.
Kimberly is a fighter no doubt, but the family needs immediate help and Kimberly's life is literally on the line. There is no donation amount too small - every penny collected will help to fund Kimberly's recovery.
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