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Kathy Huey ALS Fund

Organized by: Friends of Kathy Huey

Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
Friends of Kathy Huey's Photo
 

Friends of Kathy Huey via Crowdrise
December 17, 2014

Kathy would love to hear from you. You can send her a note at Briarcliff Haven Health and Rehab, 1000 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 See More

THE STORY:

THIS IS MY SISTER, Kathy, with two of her grandchildren, during healthier times.  There are three more grandchildren in the pictures that follow, and there’s a sixth on the way!  Unfortunately, Kathy won’t see them grow up.   A few months ago we got the devastating news that she has ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig's Disease”).  The recent Ice Bucket Challenges have brought huge awareness, so most people likely know that it is a very progressive disease, and the prognosis is dire.  In October last year, she was going about life and functioning normally.  Today, she is on a ventilator which enables her to breathe, and she is confined to bed.  She is unable to speak and cannot even shift herself around in the bed without assistance.

The expenses are enormous.  Though she is in a rehab facility, there are items that are not covered by her private insurance.  As she is no longer able to work, she is having to pay the premiums for her  health insurance until Medicare is available.  Social Security Disability and Medicare applications have been submitted, but we are being told that it will be March, 2015 (at the earliest) before those benefits will be available to her.

Kathy is very independent and would never ask for help from anyone; however, people who love her want to ask for help on her behalf.  I understand $110 million was donated to the ALS cause as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge.  That is very encouraging and will, hopefully, fund desperately needed additional research.  However, in the meantime, thousands of people like my sister are struggling to manage day-to-day activities with this very progressive, vicious, destructive disease.

This fund has been set up to help Kathy with continually increasing expenses.   My hope is that you will find it in your heart to contribute, even a small amount.  And if you want to couple that with an Ice Bucket Challenge for Kathy, that’s even better!

PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE.  And please, at the very least, remember to pray for Kathy.  Thank you. 

$3,943

 

39% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Tiffany and Jeremy

     

  • Dana and Paul Schillawski

     

  • Kris & Carol

     

  • Rhiannon & Steve lenssen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Roseann Marguin

     

  • christy and scott hardy

     

  • Karen Carroll

     

  • Mattie Robinson

     

  • Jean Fain

     

  • Dottie Alombro

     

  • Anonymous...

     

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  • Your an extraordinary woman Kathy.

     

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  • Shirley Akers

     

  • Antoinette Familia

     

  • Peggy Burrell

     

  • Charlotte Harper

     

  • Rev. Don and Jo Elaine Smith

     

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  • Cecelia Saigeon

     

  • Anglers Sunday School Class, Gainesville, GA

     

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  • Harriet M. Schatz

     

  • Dale & Jenny Smith

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rachel Kelly

     

  • Anglers Sunday School Class, Gainesville, GA

     

  • Paul and Wanda Wright

     

  • Jeffrey and Wendy Parr

     

  • Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

     

  • Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

     

  • Karen Brawn

     

  • Willbanks Middle School Faculty Member

     

  • Betsy and Randy King

     

  • ADK sister

     

  • Don and Cindy Watson

     

  • Gene and Alicia Singleton

     

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Friends of Kathy Huey

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The Team: $3,943 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Friends of Kathy Huey

Amount Raised

$2,010

 

20% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jean Fain

Amount Raised

$1,783

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Cecelia Saigeon

Amount Raised

$50

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Rachel Kelly

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$50

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Randy Kelly

Amount Raised

$25

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Ron Kelly

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$25

Donor Comments

Jeff and Suroj Hoffman

Jeff and Suroj Hoffman

3 years ago

Gene and Alicia Singleton

Gene and Alicia Singleton

3 years ago

Don and Cindy Watson

Don and Cindy Watson

4 years ago

ADK sister

ADK sister

4 years ago

Betsy and Randy King

Betsy and Randy King

An amazing woman and very good friend - prayers are with you every day! 4 years ago

Willbanks Middle School Faculty Member

Willbanks Middle School Faculty Member

4 years ago

Karen Brawn

Karen Brawn

4 years ago

Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

4 years ago

Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

Wilbanks Middle School Family and Friends

4 years ago

Jeffrey and Wendy Parr

Jeffrey and Wendy Parr

4 years ago

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