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Katelyn
Name Katelyn
Joined 226 days ago
Katelyn
Shutterfly Helps a Family in Need
226 days ago

My boyfriend, Justin, of over 7 years lost his father, Joe, earlier this year in March. The last 13 years of Joe’s life, he was in a wheelchair due to a tractor trailer accident which left him with crushed bones, low lung function, and constant pain. After the accident, Joe’s wife, Sharon, who is a huge fan of Ellen's and watched the show every day, quit her job to become a stay at home nurse for Joe. Justin was a little boy when the accident happened, but still helped his mother with Joe’s care throughout those years. Justin didn’t get the chance to go to college in order to get a good job and pursue his goals and dreams. Now that Joe has passed, Sharon is too weak to work and Justin is only bringing in little money. They have been struggling with bills, food, legal matters, and moving on from Joe’s passing. This has been an extremely hard year for Justin and Sharon.
Over the past 7 years, I have seen Joe go in and out of the hospital multiple times but he always managed to stay strong and fight for his family. Family meant everything to Joe and he would do anything for them. Joe also served two tours in Vietnam and always had a passion for his country. Joe wasn’t only Justin’s father, but his best friend. It would mean the world if Justin and Sharon could get a little help this Holiday season. It would relieve some stress, renew their faith in people, and show them there is still joy in the world. Joe and his family have been through a lot the past 13 years and could use all the help they can get.

This is only a slight glimpse of their life. Every day is a constant struggle to keep going and every day get worse and worse. Please help them in this time of need. THANK YOU!