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Jerry Wolkowitz

$13,929 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 4 months
Created June 2, 2018
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On May 1, 2018, Jerry was the victim of a horrific act of violence.  The perpetrator viciously beat him and then ran over his body with his car, leaving him for dead.  Jerry's injuries were numerous and included having all his ribs broken, his pelvis crushed, his shoulder broken, and has been left in a coma and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. 

But let me talk about Jerry. Jerry is a reporter, a writer, a first aid volunteer, a dedicated worker, a wonderful friend, and a devoted family man with a loving fiance. Jerry loves cats and captures many special pictures of his precious Misu.  Jerry spent his life dedicated to helping others and has touched so many lives as a volunteer for the Freehold First Aid Squad, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press and The News Transcript, a driver for SAS Ambulance, and so much more. He is kind-hearted and highly devoted to his family and friends.  He is kind-hearted, has a great sense of humor, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.   

We are extremely grateful for the huge outpouring of love and support from family and friends.  Many people have been asking how they can help. Our goal for this campaign is to help cover some of the incurring costs of Jerry's medical and legal expenses and other expenses that are quickly incurring.

To this very day, Jerry remains in a persistent vegetative state.  The essence that was uniquely Jerry Wolkowitz has been ripped away from his friends, family, co-workers, and his beloved Peggy.  We ask that you stand together with us in order to help Jerry and also to show solidarity for supporting love and not hate. 

Please consider helping us to help Jerry, and keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers. If you feel it is Ok, please share this page on social media. 

God Bless All!
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Five months ago today, Jerry's life was nearly ended. For five months, Jerry has remained in a coma and dependent on life support and tube feedings. He has endured many painful procedures including: surgical placement of drains in his abdomen and back; shunt placed in brain to relieve pressure; re-admissions to ICU for pneumonia and life-threatening infections; and is now battling a serious lung condition. Yet, Jerry continues to fight to live. Even though he does not open his eyes, we know he feels our love and presence. We are grateful to God that he is here with us another day. We are thankful to all those who continue to keep him in their prayers. We are warmed knowing his beloved Peggy has remained with him through thick and thin.

Please continue to share his story of survival and courage with all. I hope his fight to live will be an inspiration for anyone who thinks life is too hard.
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Sharing some fun facts about Jerry that you may not have known (please feel free to share your own fun facts with us too):
Loves puzzles
Loves model trains
Loves traveling (Disney, Lancaster, Pocono)
Loves The Boss, Star Trek
Loves meterology

To help us, please share his GoFund page on social media. Thank you all!
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Our family would like to thank you for keeping Jerry in your thoughts and prayers. We are grateful that he is here. We also want to thank everyone who is diligently and lovingly planning his fundraiser. Stay tuned for news of the fundraiser to be held in October...
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$13,929 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 4 months
Created June 2, 2018
Fundraising Team
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