Help Single Mom Get Furniture

In May of 2019, Jacklyn Radway was shot by her ex-boyfriend in her own home in front of her children. Jacklyn and her former partner were together about 13 years and had 4 children together. After years of domestic abuse and infidelity, she finally decided that it was time for them to part ways and give her kids a better life. Months after moving into her next home, an unexpected fire started and burnt the entire house down including all of their belongings. After living in a shelter with her kids for about three months, she finally got the keys to her own three bedroom apartment for her 6 kids. At this time the family didn’t have anything: no beds, no furniture, no pots or pans, only a bag of clothes, and a whole lot of love for one another. Shortly after moving in, her ex boyfriend arrived at the apartment with a bag in hand. As she asked him to help her buy some bunk beds for their four kids, he pulled out a gun and shot her in the chest. While her kids stood there shocked and crying, she tried to unlock the door screaming for help struggling against him with a gun in his hands, until finally neighbors came to the door and he fled. With her ex-boyfriend still on the run today, Jacklyn lives with PTSD in consistent fear for both herself and for her children. Along with her PTSD, she now also suffers from disability due to the gunshot through her chest. She is unable to work and is in the process of applying for disability. Her family still has little furniture (have two beds at the moment for all 6 of them) with all four kids (Ages 5, 6, 7, 8) currently sleeping together in one bed while their mom sleeps on the couch. When I tell you that this mother is the strongest and most compassionate mother I have ever seen, I mean this from the bottom of my heart. She gives and gives even when she feels like she can’t give anymore, because she truly seeks to provide the best possible life for her children. Now its time for us to give her something back.
BriidgetheGap (a non-profit founded in McKinney) along with individual volunteers have come together to create this gofundme to raise funds to support this family in need! BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the family to help buy much needed furniture and home appliances! HELP US REACH OUR GOAL! HELP US CHANGE THIS FAMILY’S LIFE!
Please consider donating to our gofundme in order to reach our goal of $5,000 and support this wonderful family who has been through so much.
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Emory Otto
McKinney, TX
Briidge The Gap

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