Stand By Becky

$7,085 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 25 months
Merrie Destefano
on behalf of Sarah Apokedak
 SANTA ANA, CA
On April 13, 2017, Becky Miller realized she was sick. She didn’t know it at the time, but she had suffered from both a stroke and a heart attack. She had also developed diabetes and high blood pressure. She needed to get to the doctor, but delayed going because her car wasn’t working. As a single woman with next-to-no health insurance, the decision to go to the emergency room was a hard one to make.

Thankfully, she did get to the hospital, she’s back at home now and she’s getting very good medical care. But she still can’t work, her bills are piling up, she doesn’t have the money for her medicines, and her car still doesn’t work.

Many of you may already know Becky from the tireless, volunteer work she’s done in the book community, running free blog tours, promoting Christian science fiction and fantasy, writing reviews, scheduling author interviews and helping authors build their careers.

Becky has always loved good stories. Please help her story to have a good ending.

She needs your help. Any donation, large or small, can help her. Five dollars might buy food, twenty dollars might pay for her medicine, one hundred dollars might buy a new battery for her car. It will be awhile before she’s able to get back to work. Right now, she’s focusing on retraining her muscles so she can go up and down her apartment stairs. Tasks we might think of as easy—like doing laundry, writing emails, and buying groceries—are next to impossible for her to do right now.

But you can help. A donation of any size will enable her recovery to go smoother.

Maybe you met her at a writer’s conference and she gave you some good advice, maybe she reviewed one of your books and you’ve still got that nice rating on Amazon, maybe you’ve known her for years or maybe you met her a few weeks ago...maybe you’ve never met her and you just stumbled upon this Go Fund Me page.

However you got here, please just remember, there are times when every one of us needs help.

Please Stand By Becky in her hour of need.

Thank you very much for visiting Becky Miller’s Go Fund Me page. We sincerely appreciate every prayer lifted up on her behalf. And we hope you will join with us in this campaign.
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Hi, everyone!
This is Merrie Destefano, the person who originally set up the Stand by Becky GoFundMe campaign for Becky Miller. First, I wanted to thank all of you for your generous contributions. We reached our requested goal of $3,000; then we reached our second requested goal of $5,000. All of this was accomplished within 6 days, because you went above and beyond to help Becky Miller, as she's recovering from her stroke and heart attack. Thank you very, very much!

At this point, we want to start withdrawing funds for Becky and I've added one of Becky's good friends Sally (Sarah) Apokedak as a beneficiary. She will be in charge of withdrawing funds and delivering them to Becky, via PayPal. By having Sally to help me, Becky will be able to access her funds sooner and more efficiently.

We plan to keep this campaign going, so you can continue to donate for Becky's well-being, if you choose to do so. She still has trouble accessing her computer, is unable to work or drive, and has not yet received her hospital/medical bills. So, the road back to her being completely well and on her feet will take a bit longer.

I'll be posting another update as soon as I can, with more specific information about how Becky is doing. Until then, thank you once again for all of your prayers, your kindness and your generous support. We all sincerely appreciate it!

Blessings,
Merrie Destefano, on behalf of Becky Miller
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Hi, everyone! I just talked to Becky on the phone and here's what she said, plus a brief update:

First, she sincerely appreciates all of your prayers and she's overwhelmed by your generousity. She hasn't been able to view the site yet, so I read her all of your kind comments and we both got a bit emotional in the process. (You all rock and thank you so much!)

Second, a quick update on her progress and current challenges:
She said she's progressing a little bit every day, 3 steps forward, 2 steps back. She's a little bit stronger. She's walking with a cane now, instead of a walker. She said she can see God's hand on her recovery, since the stroke could have been so much worse. She was able to stand without wobbling for the first time yesterday, although she still wobbles when she walks.

Her challenges:
She's trying to use her left hand more to strengthen those muscles. She's was able to type a little yesterday, but made a lot of mistakes. Her bigger challenge is her left leg. Her physical therapist has given her the task of walking across her porch 3 times a day, and walking up and down her stairs 3 times a day. But she has very little energy—possibly from her stroke and her medicines—so after doing any of these things, she has to rest for a long time.

Once again, thank you all very much! I'll try to post another update on her recovery in a few days. God bless all of you!
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Rebecca LuElla Miller
24 months ago
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I can't begin to express how grateful I am that so many have prayed for my recovery and have supported me in this tangible way. God is good and He has blessed me with each of you who has given and shared and prayed. Thank you seems so insufficient, but I know that God will bless you according to His unlimited resources. May His blessing reside with each one of you.

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Carol Alwood
25 months ago
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I continue to pray for you, Becky. You're wonderful and I am happy to hear that your healing journey is coming along. God has good things in store for you!

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$7,085 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 25 months
Created May 4, 2017
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19 months ago
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Angie Brashear
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
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Kevin Montgomery
24 months ago

Since 7th grade I have seen you serve! You are a blessing!

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25 months ago
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Marisa Olguin
25 months ago
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25 months ago
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Patrick Carr
25 months ago
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Praying for you, Becky.

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Jill Williamson
25 months ago
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Praying for you, Becky! <3

PB
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Penne Baray
25 months ago
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Rebecca LuElla Miller
24 months ago
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I can't begin to express how grateful I am that so many have prayed for my recovery and have supported me in this tangible way. God is good and He has blessed me with each of you who has given and shared and prayed. Thank you seems so insufficient, but I know that God will bless you according to His unlimited resources. May His blessing reside with each one of you.

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Carol Alwood
25 months ago
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I continue to pray for you, Becky. You're wonderful and I am happy to hear that your healing journey is coming along. God has good things in store for you!

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