Re-building 2 lives after tragic loss of mother

Early Sunday morning (3/19/2023), our family received a phone call that no one is ever prepared to get, notifying us that Polly Hoff (Jensen), the mother of my two nieces, Debbie (age 15) and Fiona - aka Max (age 12), tragically lost her life in an apartment fire in Vernon Hills, IL. She was the most gentle human, an extraordinarily strong person, and truly did everything she could to give her 2 daughters the best life ever.

Thankfully, Debbie and Fiona are unharmed physically, due to spending the weekend with their father, Jason Jensen (my brother), but the emotional toll, financial burden & trauma is unmeasurable. There are no words to describe what they are going through, and how much their lives changed today. Beyond losing their mother, who was their primary caregiver, they lost everything they owned and cherished. Our hearts are completely shattered.

This GoFundMe is being created to support Debbie and Fiona as we begin helping them put the pieces of their life back together. Unfortunately, they are currently in need of everything.

Thank you in advance for your love and support. Any tiny bit means the world.

-Julie Jensen (& our family)

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  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 8 d
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    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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    • $1,600 
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  • Cindy Schmidtlein
    • $100 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jensen Family
Vernon Hills, IL
Jennifer Jensen

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