However, they have encountered a few rough patches that no one could have really prepared for. Their hometown was ravaged by an F3 tornado, and during the immediate moments after, they sprang into action, helping others and doing the work necessary to rebuild afterwards, despite suffering damages to Joan's vehicle (a dope ass Prius). If that weren't enough of a headache, their home state of Iowa received record rainfall this year, and their basement was flooded requiring emergency work to their home. They persevered these challenges, all the while caring for James' father who fell ill after some complications from being a fun ass dude all his life.
Now here we are, with the two of them trying to get things back in order when James is involved in a freak car accident with a deer, damaging his car he uses for work, and traveling the 2 hour drive (each way) to care for his dad. Sadly, at this point, the expenses of everything have become enough that the cost to fix the car is sitting squarely on James, and I thought it might be good to reach out to others to see if we might be able to help them so that the positive love and happiness they have shared with us might be reciprocated. Anything will help, but the $1000 it will cost to get their main mode of transportation back in running order is a good place to start. Even if you can't donate, a share, or kind word would go a long way for them. But also mostly money right now. Thanks in advance to the many friends and family members I know will come through to help these good folks! Besides, all we are doing, is giving them back that love they have given us!
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