Vicious beating with a hammer

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Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas  LEES SUMMIT, MO


On 4/11/17, my sister Joyce, 62, and a coworker were viciously attacked at work at about 6 a.m. by a man with a hammer and a knife.  Joyce got the worst of it and had to be taken to a high-level trauma center ER.   She lost a lot of blood, had her nose broken and split vertically (stitches under skin and what you see in picture) by the hammer.  Seven staples in the back of her head.   Collapse of left lung which will heal itself.  If the man hadn't been distracted by a third person coming in to work, he probably would have continued the hammer attack and killed them both.

My sister only just returned to work last week.  She also started radiation for breast cancer that same week.  Of course she missed today's radiation, but I will take her tomorrow.   They will add a day at the end.  She now can't even go to work.   The assailant also kicked her hit her with the hammer about her body, including the breast and armpit area that had the cancer.

She lives with our disabled mom and is her primary caretaker.   Our mom was admitted (planned) to the hospital today.   Right now we just don't know how she's going to cover her living expenses.  Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.  Please keep Joyce and the other victim in your prayers.  Thank you.
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Update 12
Posted by Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas
1 day ago
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Two weeks today since this brutal attack occurred. Joyce still staying with me and Frank. It breaks my heart that she had to suffer this atrocity at all, let alone while in treatment for breast cancer. Radiation is over next week. She is the strongest woman I know, and I thank God she is still here with us.
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Update 11
Posted by Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas
3 days ago
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Home now with me and Frank. Still long road ahead. Please keep sharing this. Thank you all.
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Update 10
Posted by Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas
8 days ago
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Stitches coming out today. (Maybe staples too?) Still in hospital. Today's one week. Still no word on the attacker. Hope he kills himself.
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Update 9
Posted by Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas
9 days ago
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http://www.kake.com/story/35142883/authorities-search-for-man-who-attacked-women-with-hammer

If you haven't already seen the interview, above is the link to one of them.
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Susan Wessel
14 days ago
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Big hugs and prayers coming at you and your family Joyce.

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Palline Plum
12 days ago
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Sounds very hard for everybody! I hope the man was arrested.

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Vicki Foeller
13 days ago
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So sorry, sending healing thoughts

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Sarah Huron Salcedo
14 days ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with ❤️

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Ann Carroll
10 days ago

Prayers, Prayers and More Prayers for healing both physical and mental.

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$9,332 of $20k goal

Raised by 152 people in 15 days
Created April 12, 2017
Helene Ulin Vitale Blogumas  
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Anonymous
20 hours ago
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Nicole Pace
5 days ago
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Sending prayers your way

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Steve Wages
5 days ago
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Saying prayers for you Joyce.

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Neil Trugman
5 days ago
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Stay strong!

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Anonymous
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Teresa J Merau
6 days ago
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Joyce, I'm so sorry this happened to you. Stay strong and fight. We're sending strength and caring. You will prevail!

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Terri DeWeese
6 days ago
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Wish it could be more! Hopefully, this will be up for a while so I can donate again later. Looks like you are doing better, so glad to see that.

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Anonymous
6 days ago
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Nancy Yoke
6 days ago
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So sorry, there are truly some evil people in this world. Praying for your family.

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Shelley Bernstein-Rosenblatt
7 days ago
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So sorry. Ours prayers are with you for a quick and complete recovery. love, cousins Shelley and Mike

Susan Wessel
14 days ago
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Big hugs and prayers coming at you and your family Joyce.

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Palline Plum
12 days ago
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Sounds very hard for everybody! I hope the man was arrested.

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Vicki Foeller
13 days ago
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So sorry, sending healing thoughts

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Sarah Huron Salcedo
14 days ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with ❤️

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Ann Carroll
10 days ago

Prayers, Prayers and More Prayers for healing both physical and mental.

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