Laying Kathy to rest

Nobody likes a GoFundMe me simply because that means a family is hurting in more ways than just emotionally. On 9/29/20 kathy hann was called home to end her suffering. To make the situation worse the family is uncovering inhumane treatment and "care" provided to her at her nursing facility. Pending future investigation the facility will not be named at this time in fear of jeopardizing an investigation. Countless people have come forward with testimony about how she was treated during her stay, so it is believable. On the last day of her life her daughter alicia walked into her worst nightmare. Her mother,who was in hospice care, alone in a dark room choking on her own vomit. Everything that lead up to her passing was more neglect than health related. However because she had so many health issues, the cause of death was determined natural causes. This family is grieving and is being offered zero compassion during this time. Her mother can't even receive a proper viewing due to financial difficulties. She will have to be cremated & celebrated as ashes rather than the beautiful person she was. The circumstances surrounding this are unfair at best, and it is taking a toll on the entire family. They're no stranger to shit situations & deserve more than they've received. There is .24 cents in her mothers bank account. Her stimulus check & her $40 SSI payment/month is gone. She has been taken advantage of constantly in her life & now her death. EVERY BIT helps and transaction proof will be provided after she is "properly" laid to rest. I used quotations around properly because the family is pretty much accepting of the bare minimum. I've refrained from starting this account just in case some funds through her bank account or life insurance policy would turn up. So far nothing has been found that can help. Whether it's $5, a care package, food, or help with her kids, ANYTHING to aid this family during this time is welcomed! Alicia already has a lot on her plate. She's reluctant to ask for help in fear of being a burden and/or criticized. It has been 5 days and she has spoken with numerous funeral home directors. It unfortunately is all the same answer "$1,000 down & we can discuss payment arrangements after" 
Here is some background on what an incredible woman she was. 

So for as long as I can remember, my moms always had some sort of health condition that strongly impacted her life... but Before her health conditions started, she was always on the go, enjoying car rides with the family, traveling, trips to the zoo, cooking, baking, camping, arts & crafts.. a true jack of all trades. She was a religious woman who always had faith in god. She worked at a bakery for years, until things went down hill for her.. She was out going, smart, and beautiful all the way around... ours lives changed drastically in 1996 when my mom had a massive stroke. I was 4 years old, being woken up to my mom slowly becoming disoriented & someone I didn't recognize anymore... my dad was in a bad place during that time frame, & had to get himself together quickly, knowing that he was soon going to solely be responsible for 3 children on his own, along with taking on the roll of a full time care giver for my mom. She lost a good bit of her memories & became completely paralyzed on the left side of her body... it affected our entire family, bc she ultimately was the rock that kept us all together... she went to a rehabilitation center for a while, to learn how to walk, talk, & basically function all over again. Normal things like bathing, & getting dressed became something she could no longer do without assistance. This didn't stop her from being the best mother she possibly could be.. although she was confined to a wheel chair, she did things other people willingly didn't do with their children. She got an electric wheel chair to be able to go on more outings for longer periods of time.. my dad even bought a handicap van to be able to continue going out as a family...Our dining room became her bedroom, which ultimately became mine as well. I slept on an air mattress beside her every night. I was a mommas girl, practically up her ass every chance I got. Working hard and never giving up despite her struggles & our families struggles, she started being able to take a few steps with a cane. Until she was able to walking from one room to another.. in 1997 my brother committed suicide, leaving us all fall into a deep depression.. my mom was hit the worst, leaving her to slowly give up..she stopped being able to get out of bed, & developed more health conditions along the way. The house we lived in for years went up for sale, forcing us to leave my childhood home. There were no handicap places available during that time, ultimately forcing her to make the nursing home her new residence.. each year she lived there, the less she was able to do. She officially became totally bedridden. Despite everything she went through she never stopped loving with all her heart.. each holiday, she surprised us with gifts and joy.. if there was a will, there was a way with her.. she always had something for us no matter when it was we visited. She called us every day, and would write me countless letters, letting me know how proud she is of me, & how much she loved me. There was a time she ended up in a facility in Pittsburg due to her health, so I moved there & chose a college to go to, so I could be close to her... she made miracles happen. She was the first and only person to come the the hospital to see me when I had my first child.. she went through hell to be able to get into a wheelchair, call diff services & get to the hospital to see her daughter & grandson. (I have a picture of this moment) she paid hundreds of dollars & endured soo much pain, just to be present for my college graduation (also have a picture) this woman has been lied to, stolen from, mistreated, & neglected for over half her life, & yet never let it change who she is on the inside. If you had a spot in her heart, you had her devotion forever. She never forgot what you'd do for her, and In return she showed her appreciation by doing and giving it her all to make sure you have what you need and are happy. She lived through the happiness & joy she gave through others.. the most she ever asked for was a soda, a candy bar, and a few bucks to play bingo. There was never a dull moment when you were with her, and at some point she would always make you laugh. She always had high hopes and dreams of one day being able to run around chasing after her grandbabies. All she ever cared about was her family bc her family was her life and was the reason she stayed strong for so long.

Donations

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  • Cindy Doughty 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Roxene Harber 
    • $20 
    • 11 d
  • Ricky Hann 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Ashley Showalter 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Donna Davis 
    • $50 
    • 14 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Caitlin Miller 
Organizer
Altoona, PA
Alicia Hann 
Beneficiary
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