Paulle Morvant-Alexander

$1,630 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 2 months
Deb Davis  NEWARK, OH
Paulle  J. Morvant-Alexander 12/2/1947-1/4/2017

Paulle and I became friends in 1982 when she moved from Kalamazoo to Pontiac, MI.  She applied for a job as a telephone solicitor but she did not do very well so even though I really liked this woman, I had to tell her this job was not a good fit for her.  I invited her to step out of the phone room, I himmed and hawed then she said, "Are you going to fire me?" To which I replied, "Well, yes.  I am really sorry but..."  There she was smiling from ear to ear, "That's great! Now we can be friends!"  So from then on, we have been.

Over the past 35 years we have shared so much of our adults lives.  The good and the bad.  We have loved and lost.  Sometimes we had a little cash, sometimes we were broke.  We lost loved ones and comforted each other.  We shared the events of our lives.

Now my friend is at the end of her journey.  She has been fighting cancer for the past 2 years.  In early April 2016, the second battle began when the cancer metastatized to her lungs.  Paulle had chemotherapy every 3 weeks over 18 weeks.  In early September she was given the all clear.  No more tumors in her lungs.  Needless to say, we all did the happy dance and she started planning ahead.  She wanted to go back to work.  She had books she wanted to write.  She planned to attend Comic Con in 2017.  But...none of that is going to happen.

On December 8th she went to the Emergency Room and learned that the cancer has metastasized to her Brain.  In 3 short weeks Paulle has deteriorated to the point that she is lethargic, confused, and is not eating or drinking.  Today she was admitted to Hospice care.

Since her first cancer surgery in 2015, she has been on Social Security.  Her insurance is Medicare.  She has no life insurance or savings.  She has no close family left. 

She may only have days, at best a few weeks of life.  The funds collected will be used for Paulle's cremation, funeral, clearing out and cleaning her apartment, and any final expenses. 

She deserves to die with dignity.  She deserves to have her chosen final resting place.

i want to give this one final gift to my dear friend but I am not able to do it alone.  Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story.
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Update 11
Posted by Deb Davis
2 months ago
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We want to thank everyone who helped us cover Paulle's final expenses. Each donor received a note but publically to all I want to say we could not have done this without your generosity and kindness. Below is an accounting of how the funds have been used.

1/6/2017 -$50.00 Mover (muscle)
1/10/2017 $975.64 GoFundMe
1/10/2017 $274.51 GoFundMe
1/10/2017 $229.95 GoFundMe
1/11/2017 -$995.06 Cremation
1/11/2017 -$220.00 Storage Unit Rend
1/13/2017 -$13.55 UPS-Shipping
1/14/2017 -$45.33 UPS-Shipping
1/15/2017 $100.00 Offline donation
1/18/2017 $10.00 Offline donation
1/20/2017 -$140.00 Mover (muscle)
1/20/2017 -$91.99 Overnight Accommodations
1/21/2017 -$25.00 Death Certificates
1/22/2017 $9.17 Balance

We still have some expenses to cover. So, I brought all of Paulle's books, DVDs, CDs, and yes even cassette tapes back to Ohio to sell to Half Price Books in an attempt to raise the money for February rent at the storage unit.

Now that all these tasks are done, we can begin to focus on a celebration of our dear friend's life.

Again, thank you for your generosity and if you can spare a few more dollars to help cover the storage unit to get us through the next couple of months that would be great!

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Update 10
Posted by Deb Davis
2 months ago
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Just a few short weeks ago I would be calling my friend, Paulle, to share the good news my husband got at the doctor's office today. She would offer words of encouragement and share any news about how things were going for her. But, tonight she is no longer on the other end of that telephone line.

There is a poem posted at the pulmonologist's office that I want to share. While Paulle's family and friends deeply feel the loss of what cancer has done...

What Cancer Can't Do

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

Author: Dr. Robert L. Lynn

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts as we finish sorting the things our friend collected over her shortened time on earth. We can still use your monetary assistance, no matter if it is only $5.00.
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Update 9
Posted by Deb Davis
2 months ago
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Tomorrow marks 1 week since Paulle crossed over to the other side. I spent Sunday and Monday night at her apartment while taking my turn to pack up her belongings. It was a bittersweet couple of days.

Amy, Laurel, and Marie were there on Sunday when I arrived. We found many pieces of her artwork that were hidden away in portfolios and sketchbooks. I recall when she did several of them. There were memories everyplace we looked and the four of us were able to share stories of those good times.
This morning Shirley came over and we did more packing before I started my drive back to Ohio.

There is still much to do. We will be moving quite a bit of things to the storage unit and need to hire help. The contributions received to date have paid for her cremation and the rent on the storage cube through January. Additional monies are still needed so we can complete the tasks Paulle asked us to handle. Please consider donating to this campaign.
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Update 8
Posted by Deb Davis
2 months ago
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In honor of someone who has died or is fighting cancer or ever had cancer. Copy and paste!
Paulle Alexander 12/2/1947 - 1/4/2017
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$1,630 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 2 months
Created January 3, 2017
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
$250
Anonymous
2 months ago
RK
$25
R Kennedy
2 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Bright blessings to her family & friends

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
SD
$25
Sharon Dickerson
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
KL
$50
Kelly Leahy
2 months ago

Paulle is lucky to have friends like you all.

$100
Terri Librande
2 months ago
$25
Martin Shoemaker
2 months ago

Referred by Russ and Amy. So sorry for your loss.

$5
Sujana Uddin
2 months ago
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