Single Mom - Eastchester Girl

Hello my name is Valerie Stellate-Luisi and I am putting together this go fund me account to help a lifelong friend in trouble.  Jill Ruzza grew up in Eastchester and is now living in Connecticut with her two beautiful children Jiavanna and Vincent.  She has been struggling a while now to get herself out of a scary bad situation.  I am proud of her that this past year she finally did, but now that she has it has caused her extreme financial hardship.  She is trying her hardest to settle in and make a new home for her and the kids, but is very scared alone and feels absolutely defeated.  She has no financial income other than working part time as a hair dresser. 

Jill has always tried to be there for others however she can.  She is embarrassed asking for help.  She started to reach out to close friends trying to get personal loans etcetera which hasn’t been working. This situation in my eyes is bad and I do not want to see her go under for being brave enough to make the right choice.  I decided to open this GoFundMe account so that anyone who knows and loves her can give even if it’s just a little bit.   All our lending hands little by little and in the end she will have what she needs for the uphill battle.

All of these hardships are overwhelming our friend.  What is that old saying- it takes a village to raise a family.  Let’s join together as her village and lend support so that she can again be strong and fight this uphill battle and make a sound loving home for her two children.

I will be appreciative for any help that is paid forward to Jill and I know she will be more then thankful her heart will be full of gratitude.
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    • $50 
    • 48 mos
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    • $25 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Valerie Stellate Luisi 
Organizer
Eastchester, NY
Jill Yanni 
Beneficiary
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