Our dear friends Claire Ricci and Chris Bernauer have literally been in the fight of a lifetime. In month, year, Chris had a major stroke and he has been in acute or sub-acute care since then, on and off ventilators and literally fighting to move, breathe and speak. Claire has been at his side just about every waking moment, which has meant that she has left their home in Petaluma and has been renting in Alameda to be nearby, and has been essential at every turn in his care. The monthly expenses are huge--in addition to what insurance and Medi-Cal cover, monthly expenses are threatening to drain what's left of their savings. We are hoping our communities can step in and give Claire a boost--to help cover living expenses for Claire to keep her close and let her continue to give Chris her full attention and the best chance at recovery and what they both want most--a chance for him to move home with her, reunite with their beloved dog Rocket. Claire has given beyond what seems possible out of sheer determination to walk Chris back from the edge and back into the lives they built together. Let's so what we can to help keep her close, help him to heal, and see our friends live their best lives together.