Let me tell you a bit about my oldest sister KJ (you might know her as Kristen Duron). She may be the most positive person you'll ever meet. She is a lover of animals and nature and has empathy and patience for everyone around her. Whether she's working any of her three jobs (pre-pandemic), cheering on any of her five kids as a single mother (or any of her many nieces and nephews for that matter), dancing her heart out under the electric sky, or walking her dog Bruce, she spreads love and happiness wherever she is.
Recently while she was out on a walk in her apartment complex, KJ and Bruce were attacked by a neighbor's pitbull . The pitbull went straight for Bruce, who sustained serious injuries from this much larger and more aggressive animal, and while trying to break up the two dogs, KJ put herself into harms way, receiving large lacerations on her hands in the process.
They are both on the road to recovery; Bruce has had two successful surgeries on his leg, which we were afraid he would have to lose, and KJ's hands are healing, although she has not fully regained her range of motion and she will have scars for the rest of her life. While it is very relieving knowing that the damage was recoverable, KJ has started receiving her first medical bills, and the burden is immense. KJ was already unable to work two of her three jobs due to the pandemic, and money has been tight as she supports herself and her family, but after this attack, she was unable to work at all and was forced to take out extra loans. She has gone through all the proper channels to try and resolve these bills with the owner of the pitbull and the management of her apartment complex where the attack occurred, but no one is willing to accept responsibility and she is running out of options to get the justice she deserves.
I know it is tough times for everyone right now. Money is tight and the future is uncertain, but if you can spare any amount to help my sister, I would be extremely grateful and thankful. She is one of the hardest working people I know, and as a single mom she never gets any days off. What happened to her and Bruce is absolutely terrible and how she has been treated by the people responsible is undeniably despicable and while we can't do anything about that, you can still help by donating today! Thank you.
- Jaimee Hoey
- Diana Sanchez
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