Help Norm

$12,355 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 266 people in 16 months
This is Norm.  Norm lives alone.  He is a Korean War veteran.  I met Norm 4 years ago and we bonded immediately.  Recently Norm's health has taken a turn.  He was diagnosed with dementia.  After a brief stay in the hospital the court awarded me guardianship of Norm.  I've applied for veteran benefits for Norm and looked for a suitable placement for him.  The good news is that between his Social Security benefits and new veteran benefits he can receive the care he needs.  The bad news is that it will cost $5500 to get him in the door.  Norm has no family to take care of him and I am determined to get him the help he needs.  I took Norm to see the facility and he is eager to move in.  If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Learn more about Norm here:
https://www.facebook.com/NKYJonSterling/videos/vb.1176623169/10212358115806118/?type=3&theater
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Services for my friend Norm

Friday March 30th 10:00 am

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
205 Eibeck Lane
WILLIAMSTOWN, KY 41097
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With a heavy heart I wanted to let all of you know that last night at 11:10 PM Norm Passed away at the age of 84. Me and my wife Angie were with him as he took his last breaths and it's been a sad morning. Although I am sad because of Norm's passing I will always be inspired that Norm's last moments on this planet were made better because everyone here helped me help him. I am forever grateful for that and that I could do something for this great man. Rest in peace Norman. You will be missed.
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In less than 24 hours https://www.gofundme.com/help-norm raised the donation I asked for to place Norm in the facility he liked which is close to my house and it continues to clime 6 days later. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU. I can't say it enough.

I also received a lot of cash donations outside the GoFundMe page, as well as card and letters, and am continuing to get them. Sue Rachford made Norm a pretty cool knit blanket I'll have to share.

To those I haven't had a chance to catch up with yet, and still want to help of pass on well wishes to Norm, you can stop by the Erlanger Police Department and speak to me or the clerk. If you want to send something by mail you can send it to "Norm" C/O Jon Sterling 505 Commonwealth Ave Erlanger KY 41018.

Thank you for helping me prove once again that there is more kindness in this world than there is hate.

Have an awesome frickin day!
THANK YOU!
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People are awesome! We've reached our goal and then some in less than 24 hours. $6405 and other donations. Thank you!
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Kim Crittendon Walden
16 months ago
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Norm should be eligible for VA healthcare and a monthly VA pension. I work for the VA and would be happy to help in helping him get enrolled if you have not already done so.

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Sue Siemer Stein
16 months ago
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I worked with norm at a dental lab in Erlanger, the man did amazing work. A true artist.

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Kristina Clark
16 months ago
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Norm loves Waffle House. I would like to donate breakfast for him

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Tina Fischer
3 months ago
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Jon, I am so sad to hear of the passing of Norm. Thank you for being the kind and loving man you were to take care of him and look after him. I am so happy that you and your wife were there with him when he passed as no one should ever pass alone. Thank you again for being so caring. You will meet up with him again one day.

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Victoria Elizabeth
15 months ago
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Hello Jon and Norm! I would love to crochet something(s) for Norm and my fellow crocheters may as well. Can you please provide Norm's shoe size, coat size, and hat/head size? Thank you!!!

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Lew Hale
16 months ago
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Try to get him in the veterans home they base the amount on his income my father is at Georgetown ohio and It is a great place

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Tina Fischer
2 months ago

Just think of you, your wife and Norm. I really wanted to come down for the funeral but sadly you are about 6 hrs away from me and that would have been a lot of driving in one day as I need to be home for Sat morning. I hope the service is beautiful tomorrow as Norm deserves it. I know it will be a sad day for you as you say your final goodbye to Norm. You and your wife have done so much for Norm. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Norm Rest In Peace. Bless you.

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Angie Diebold Ziegelmeyer
3 months ago

Thank you for letting us know of his passing. Would you please pass along any information on services that will be provided - it would be my privilege to honor this man.

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Barb Lieb
3 months ago

Jon, I am so thankful that you reached out to Norm. I'm sure that he felt loved and blessed to be part of your family. Thank you for sharing this need, and for taking that first step, allowing us to share in this journey. Rest in peace, Norm.

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Candace Witte
3 months ago

I am so sorry,I am glad I helped in some small way.Thank you Jon

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Lisa Thibeault
15 months ago

I have been in your shoes, Jon. God has blessed Norman by crossing your paths. I hope that you are being given legal advice by an elder attorney in KY. Norm is entitled to all benefits he qualifies for but, be careful that the donations are sheltered from being included in Norm's income. Too much money/income, and he could lose VA benefits. I hope he loves his new home. I pray his dementia is age related and not Alzheimer's. Best of luck to you both, and God bless you.

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Brandon Kyle Harmon
15 months ago

can we start a gofundme for someone to remove that mole?

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Victoria Elizabeth
15 months ago

Oh, and hand size!!

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Candace Witte
15 months ago

I am grateful for you,that you choose to help this man,my faith in people has been restored.

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Jenny Paul Hadorn
15 months ago

He looks happy Jon. I know if Norm could teach some history to others, that would make him very happy. We will get in touch with you soon to find out when we can visit him.

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Diana Klingenberg
16 months ago

The VA also has Peer Support that can help. Thank you for Your Service, Sir. May God Bless you. Peer support can help finding him veterans rent based on his income

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Lori Daniel Mullins
16 months ago

Great news ....... Glad you met your goal ☺

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Terry L. Bond Jr.
16 months ago

Wonderful! ♥

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$100
Randy Webb
3 months ago
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Jon you are an amazing young man! Glad to say I know you. Both my parents went through this. God Bless

$50
Maureenm Roland
11 months ago

God Bless

JB
$50
john bruder
11 months ago

God Bless

$10
Bethalena Ann
11 months ago

Norm, Thank you so much for protecting my freedom, hon, serving in the Military. I am truly grateful to you. Enjoy. Blessings for all Eternal, Bethalena

TF
$35
Tina Fischer
14 months ago

Sarge, thanks for doing this. Such love and devotion you have. I hope people continue to donate so Norm can be well cared for. He certainly deserves it. God bless you for stepping up to help your friend.

$20
Anonymous
14 months ago
Kim Crittendon Walden
16 months ago
7
7

Norm should be eligible for VA healthcare and a monthly VA pension. I work for the VA and would be happy to help in helping him get enrolled if you have not already done so.

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Sue Siemer Stein
16 months ago
3
3

I worked with norm at a dental lab in Erlanger, the man did amazing work. A true artist.

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Kristina Clark
16 months ago
2
2

Norm loves Waffle House. I would like to donate breakfast for him

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Tina Fischer
3 months ago
1
1

Jon, I am so sad to hear of the passing of Norm. Thank you for being the kind and loving man you were to take care of him and look after him. I am so happy that you and your wife were there with him when he passed as no one should ever pass alone. Thank you again for being so caring. You will meet up with him again one day.

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Victoria Elizabeth
15 months ago
1
1

Hello Jon and Norm! I would love to crochet something(s) for Norm and my fellow crocheters may as well. Can you please provide Norm's shoe size, coat size, and hat/head size? Thank you!!!

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Lew Hale
16 months ago
1
1

Try to get him in the veterans home they base the amount on his income my father is at Georgetown ohio and It is a great place

+ Read More
Tina Fischer
2 months ago

Just think of you, your wife and Norm. I really wanted to come down for the funeral but sadly you are about 6 hrs away from me and that would have been a lot of driving in one day as I need to be home for Sat morning. I hope the service is beautiful tomorrow as Norm deserves it. I know it will be a sad day for you as you say your final goodbye to Norm. You and your wife have done so much for Norm. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Norm Rest In Peace. Bless you.

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Angie Diebold Ziegelmeyer
3 months ago

Thank you for letting us know of his passing. Would you please pass along any information on services that will be provided - it would be my privilege to honor this man.

+ Read More
Barb Lieb
3 months ago

Jon, I am so thankful that you reached out to Norm. I'm sure that he felt loved and blessed to be part of your family. Thank you for sharing this need, and for taking that first step, allowing us to share in this journey. Rest in peace, Norm.

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Candace Witte
3 months ago

I am so sorry,I am glad I helped in some small way.Thank you Jon

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Lisa Thibeault
15 months ago

I have been in your shoes, Jon. God has blessed Norman by crossing your paths. I hope that you are being given legal advice by an elder attorney in KY. Norm is entitled to all benefits he qualifies for but, be careful that the donations are sheltered from being included in Norm's income. Too much money/income, and he could lose VA benefits. I hope he loves his new home. I pray his dementia is age related and not Alzheimer's. Best of luck to you both, and God bless you.

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Brandon Kyle Harmon
15 months ago

can we start a gofundme for someone to remove that mole?

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Victoria Elizabeth
15 months ago

Oh, and hand size!!

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Candace Witte
15 months ago

I am grateful for you,that you choose to help this man,my faith in people has been restored.

+ Read More
Jenny Paul Hadorn
15 months ago

He looks happy Jon. I know if Norm could teach some history to others, that would make him very happy. We will get in touch with you soon to find out when we can visit him.

+ Read More
Diana Klingenberg
16 months ago

The VA also has Peer Support that can help. Thank you for Your Service, Sir. May God Bless you. Peer support can help finding him veterans rent based on his income

+ Read More
Lori Daniel Mullins
16 months ago

Great news ....... Glad you met your goal ☺

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Terry L. Bond Jr.
16 months ago

Wonderful! ♥

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