Supporting Judith Harding

Life is a mystery and we can never take its preciousness for granted. What amazes us is that some people can remain so positive despite what is thrown their way. Judith Harding who is a living example of this, desperately needs our help, and now!

Six weeks ago, Judith was a hard-working, 46-year-old bookkeeper, living modestly and charging her small business and individual clients the modest fees required to keep food on her table.

Life had been difficult in recent years. Along with the hard work, Judith was dealing with personal health and physical issues plus the loss of her mother to severe early-onset dementia. Although her mother is still alive, the dementia progressed so quickly that Judith found herself without her only Canadian relative as the government took over her mother’s care and assumed her mother’s home and hard-earned retirement savings. Powerless to determine even where her mother would live, Judith soldiered on.

Judith was empowered by her faith, her loyal friends and neighbours and, of course, her positive attitude!

On March 29th, Judith was gearing up for the busiest time of the year for bookkeeping, working long hours as always, when she collapsed alone in her home from a stroke, heart attack and brain bleed. She was unconscious when discovered hours later by concerned neighbours. Rushed to Richmond General Hospital, Judith was quickly treated and stabilized and has now been moved to the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver for more focused rehabilitation.

Judith’s prognosis is good, but it will be a long, slow and difficult recovery without family or financial resources behind her. Judith is right handed and currently has no ability to move her right arm or leg. Although she temporarily lost her speech which she is slowly starting to recover, her wit and determination has never wavered.

Judith is a joyful, wonderful person, who really needs your help. Your money will help tide her over in the long months of recovery, to pay her monthly co-op housing charges/rent and utility bills while we help her to apply for a housing subsidy and disability benefits. Your money will also help pay for the mobility aids that she will likely need in order to function on her own. Any donation will go a long way towards Judith’s recovery.


We appreciate whatever you can do to help this special person who in healthier times has always been there for others in need.

Donations

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  • SUSAN BULLEN 
    • $75 
    • 33 mos
  • SUSAN BULLEN 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • SUSAN BULLEN 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Kerry MARKLE 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Wendy Andrews 
Organizer
Richmond, BC
Judith Harding 
Beneficiary
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