"I have never known her to not be in the deep depths of struggle. Here is a snippet of her current struggle...
'This is the end of a VERY rough week. Pain was in the 7-8/10 range pretty consistently, concentration has been challenging, found out it's gonna take ~$7500 to get my heat pump replaced, and sprung a leak in a bathroom sink. I even broke down crying at physical therapy because the frustration over non-stop-yet-ever-changing pain was just too much to keep in. But I just came home from what has become a weekly tradition of taking a walk with my dear friend, Erin. While there were certainly no pace records, and I had to stop several times either for pain or to let my breathing or heart rate settle down, my spirits are lifted from sharing time and space with a friend.'
This incredible, unstoppable woman of faith quit her job a couple years ago to go back to school and pursue a new career in policy analysis. Her passion is to change policies that maintain racial inequality. Satan has been doing everything he can to try and shut her down. She had COVID in the summer and is what they are calling a “long hauler” meaning she is still struggling with the after affects. She also had a bad fall a couple weeks ago that caused painful injuries that she constantly feels, on top of other long term physical conditions that pretty much keep her in a constant state of pain. She has multiple immediate family members struggling with illness and other hardships that she is trying to support as best she can in her weakened physically, emotionally, and financially state of being. She recently got an internship with United Way but it pays very little and she has not yet gotten her first paycheck. She has so much weighing on her that she is really struggling to keep up with her studies. Satan is really trying to stop this one."
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DeeAndria is having problems with her HVAC system and has no heat. It is so old that in order to fix it, an HVAC technician would need to build the needed part from scratch because the model of her HVAC system is no longer made. A technician told her that even with the part they could only give her a one year warranty. The total cost to repair the part is estimated at $7,500. She currently has no money and when she starts earning again at her internship it will be very little. She really needs a new HVAC system all together but does not have the money or the mental and emotional capacity to deal with this right now. She needs a licensed professional to come out and give her an estimate on a new heating and air conditioning unit and (here is the miracle part) she needs it done at no cost to her.
We do not want DeeAndria to enter into this winter season with no heat on top of everything else she is juggling. We are reaching out to help take this burden off of her shoulders.
- Dajuana Smith
- Deborah McDonnell
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