Lynne Bradford - Uber Driver - Needs a Car!

Lynne Bradford is a 65 year old grandmother of two, a friend to many, and a caring woman who has donated her time and money over the years to her favorite causes such as United Cerebral Palsy, Children's Miracle Network, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  Right now she needs your help - but first a little more about Lynne...

Lynne started her career as a mortgage lender in 1983 and was very successful for many years.  In 2006, after some changes in the industry, the stress of the job caused Lynne to have her first heart attack.  After a second heart attack in 2011, caused by a blood clot in the stent inserted after the first heart attack, Lynne decided to semi-retire.  Her grandchildren were born and along with her husband, Art, they were the love of her life.

In 2014, Art was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 3 weeks later.  He was 75, still working full time and didn't even know he was sick.  Because of his age when he passed, his company reduced his life insurance from 100% of his annual income to 33%.  Financially, this was devastating.  Lynne tried to get back into the mortgage business, but things had changed and it didn't work out, so Lynne had to live off of her retirement accounts.  Her many friends stepped up and helped her financially to stay in her home, her last emotional tie to her husband.  Finally she made the heartbreaking decision to sell her home.  After paying back her friends and the home loan, there wasn't much left.  

In June 2016, Lynne began driving with Uber to support herself.  This gave her flexibility to earn income and still be able to spend time with her grand kids, be a volunteer at the Bay Hill Invitational, and continue her charity work with UCP of Central Florida, where she has served on the board of directors for over 30 years.  She moved in with her son for awhile, and in 2018 she went to live with her sister in Ohio, where she helped with her sister's business and continued to drive with Uber.  At this point she was working 2 full time jobs, just to get her finances in order.  However, she longed to get back to Central Florida which she has called home for over 40 years.

When a friend offered a place to live, she returned to Central Florida in December 2018 and resumed driving with Uber and Lyft.  Because of the log jam of drivers, Lynne found that it was more profitable to drive through the night.  She has been working about 50 hours a week since January.  

On March 12th, at 5 am Lynne was driving with a client in the car on the East-West Expressway when she was hit from behind by a car traveling at a high rate of speed, totaling her car.  Fortunately, she had mostly minor injuries (although with whiplash there might be an issue later) and her passenger was unharmed.  However, until she gets another car, she has no income.  The insurance has provided a rental car, but she can't use that for Uber.  They have made her an offer to settle, which isn't nearly enough to replace her car.  She has contacted an attorney, but a lawsuit will take months and the insurance company has given her 3 days to accept or reject their offer, after which she will no longer have a rental car.

So we need you!  So many people have asked how they can help that we decided to set up this Go Fund Me page to get the word out and give Lynne's many friends an opportunity to help.  Anything you can do will be appreciated more than you can imagine.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!37780380_1552687621420804_r.jpeg

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  • Sherry Brown 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Albertha Hicks 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • kate leyden 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Debbie Jecker 
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Barbara Lazar 
Organizer
Lake Mary, FL
Lynne Bradford 
Beneficiary
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