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Help Kelly Stay Home & Care for Bob

$3,730 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 53 people in 1 month
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Manager of Everything Natural Kelly Baker has been with the popular and well-known health food store in Northeastern Pennsylvania for 20 years. This is not as long as she's been with her husband of 35 years, Bobby Baker.

Kelly met the love of her life when she was 19 years old. "Right then and there the day we met I knew he was the one. I can't believe that we are heading toward the end of 35 years together. It breaks my heart to see the strong and independent man I knew now needing so much help. He is suffering, and the only way I can help is to be there for him." A statement from Everything Natural's Kelly Baker.

Three years ago Kelly and her husband Bobby found out that he was suffering from esophageal cancer and that it had spread to his brain. In April of this year, Kelly and her husband were told that he had six months to get his affairs in order. Bobby's recurring brain tumor was inoperable. Over the past year, Kelly and her teenage daughter (along with family help) have been taking care of all his needs. This has been very physically, emotionally, and spiritually hard on Kelly, her daughter, and family.
31988994_1533857855819908_r.jpegPicture of Bobby and his three daughters.

Bobby served as a US Marine and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. During his time in Vietnam, he was exposed to the defoliant chemical "Agent Orange." While the VA acknowledges a link between exposure to Agent Orange and cancers such as Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, it says the evidence isn’t there for esophageal cancer and 34 other diseases that Vietnam veterans have sought to have added to the list of recognized, service-related illnesses.

The National Academy of Medicine 2016 report found that evidence for a link between esophageal cancer and Agent Orange is “insufficient.” This is no comfort to Bobby and Kelly who believe the scales were tilted for veteran’s exposed to the defoliant and later develop esophageal cancer.

The time has come for Kelly to be home on full-time bases. Not only to be able to spend what time is left with her husband but also to offer more hands-on care. The fact is that Kelly cannot afford to do this on her own and needs our help.

The entire Everything Natural team is supportive of Kelly whether it be emotionally or financially we are now reaching out and asking for your support. If you could help support our GoFundMe campaign by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, we would much appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please understand that even $5 helps us get Kelly closer to her much need time off at home with family and loved ones! Let us know if you have any questions and we'll be happy to answer them.

Kelly is humbled by the outpour of prayers, thoughts, and support. If our goals are met, Kelly would like a portion of the money to go to Patriots Cove a local organization committed to protecting the environment and serving veterans, first responders, and their caregivers. PatriotsCove.org 31988994_1533857654910377_r.jpegKelly Baker
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Unfortunately,​ Bobby, Kelly's husband has taken a turn for the worse. We are asking for prayers for the family at this time.
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Kelly and her family wanted me to send out a BIG shout out to everyone who has donated thus far. The journey that the Baker family travels presently is not an easy one, but knowing that there are people like you that care so much eases the heartache, sorrow, and financial worry. We can't thank you enough.

To Patriots Cove https://www.patriotscove.org an organization committed to protecting the environment and serving veterans, first responders, and their caregivers, you all are the best. This organization is first-class and doing great things! Thank you for all your help and caring concern.
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With all of your help we've surpassed our expectations for only being live for less then 24 hours! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - The Everything Natural Team.

Thank you so much for supporting and walking alongside Kelly and her husband, Bobby on this challenging journey. Please, know that we appreciate each and every angel that has donated, sent well wishes and prayers. We also hold, you, in our prayers with thankful gratitude as does Kelly and Bob.

Kelly is humbled by the outpour of prayers, thoughts, and support. If our goals are met, Kelly would like a portion of the money to go to Patriots Cove a local organization committed to protecting the environment and serving veterans, first responders, and their caregivers. https://www.patriotscove.org
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