Pay it forward to a village member!
Janet, a pediatric trauma nurse, recently suffered a debilitating stroke that has left her without a job, a house, a car, and barely food on the table. Her family is struggling to make ends meet with two teenage girls at home and only one family member able to work. To top it off, the surgery that Janet will need won't be done locally. Not only does the aneurysm need to be taken care of, but it's looking like she may have a rare form of cancer affecting her adrenal glands, Pheochromocytoma. The doctors are confident that once the surgery is done to remove the tumors suffocating her adrenal glands that she will be back to normal and be able to work again.
We're helping her raise money for rent and utilities, food, transportation (to doctors visits, her girls to school, her husband to work), copays and doctor visits, medications, and dog food. She’s in need of funds ASAP - her cars have been repossessed, the apartment complex is knocking on their door for rent, and the adults are going without food to provide for the girls.
Janet is a smart and compassionate nurse, a very giving and selfless friend, someone too humble to realize how amazing she truly is. Let’s rally together to help a fellow village member out of the darkness!
Every penny raised (minus the GoFundMe fees) goes DIRECTLY to the Waltz's. Some of the money that has been raised has been used for rent, groceries, and transportation. From the outsider looking in, I am blown away by the generosity. Please share as often as you feel you can. Thank you!
Janet had a visit to a local ER this past weekend for symptoms resembling another TIA - she's had close to 10 since her stroke in December. This time it seems like she dodged a bullet and the scans came back "normal" (we say normal since her aneurysm hasn't changed morphology, but they're definitely not normal). We think that Bell's Palsy is a little easier to swallow than another TIA or stoke.
Janet, Patrick and her mom met with Janet's new PCP this week as well. What a positive experience that was! While the PCP basically said that Janet is a mess, she is acting quickly to get Janet the testing, treatment and outpatient therapies (PT, OT, speech) that she desperately needs. All of this take some time of course, but with her new PCP on her side the family is definitely feeling a little sigh of relief that they are finally moving forward.
If any of you would like to reach out to the family and don't have their contact info, contact me (Anne-Marie) directly. Janet, Patrick and the kids send their heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you!
The campaign hit a snafu recently with some allegations that were unfounded after thorough investigation by GoFundMe. Props to GoFundMe for working diligently to keep their site safe; however we are saddened that we had to learn all about that process and the far reaching effects of cyber bullying.
Janet has an appointment with a new PCP tomorrow and I hope to put another update up afterwards.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support!
Meet Patrick, Janet's husband and best friend. Patrick was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Infantry for 6 years. That was followed by 6 more years with the National Guard. He's been deployed 3 times - two of those times to Iraq. He's a man that choose to serve his country and has been described as great soldier by many. If you ask him about his career in the military, he'll answer quite humbly. If you ask Janet about his career, you'll get about an hour of conversation and you'll be blown away by how proud she is of him.
Please feel free to share and crosspost - the more we do the more help the Waltz's will receive! If you cannot financially contribute, don't stress! There are so many other gifts that you can extend to this family. Just ask or offer up one of your fine talents!
From Janet's family to yours - Thank you doesn't even begin to make a dent in how grateful they are for your generosity.
For all who have contributed. Thank you. For all that send prayers, thank you. You don't know what a blessing you are being. Despite all efforts, things are becoming incredibly harder. Testing of faith is an absolute hard spot to stand in. Remaining with belief in friends, people you love, and even people you haven't met but interact with here reminds me that we all are connected. Thank you for helping me keep a small piece of faith. Be well, and love and light to you all. Namaste my friends.
So many angels have helped us that we are beyond blessed. Please help keep the momentum going as today may be another hospitalization. More bills. Still in a motel. But blessed beyond belief from friends and prayers. Thank you all