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Bridge the Gap for Marlene Kenady
$230 raised
2% of $10k goal
6 contributors
3 Years running
BRIDGE THE GAP: Please help raise needed funds for Marlene Kenady to help Bridge the Gap. Marlene will be taking early disability retirement from her job as Unit Coordinator in the Graduate School at Texas Tech University. WHY :  Her retirement ...

BRIDGE THE GAP: Please help raise needed funds for Marlene Kenady to help Bridge the Gap. Marlene will be taking early disability retirement from her job as Unit Coordinator in the Graduate School at Texas Tech University.

WHY :  Her retirement check will be much less than her regular paycheck and funds are already tight due to increasing medical expenses. Marlene was diagnosed with MS in 2003 and has transitioned into Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS). She has increasingly become less mobile and physically weaker, and more recently working remotely from home most days. In order to qualify for Federal disability benefits, she must wait until after she is fully retired June 30 and endure a 6 month waiting period before the first check, if all goes well.

YOUR DONATION: Every dollar counts and most important, your generosity will be helping a hard working friend that urgently needs it. Marlene is already very frugal so every dollar donated will be carefully spent on paying rent, buying food, electricity, medical supplies and prescriptions. Marlene would like to have a lift chair recliner so she can sit in something other than her wheel chair. She would like a computer to make purchases since she can't drive and also to connect with friends and family since the work computer will be returned to TTU.

ABOUT MARLENE: Before moving to Lubbock and working at Texas Tech, Marlene lived in Austin where I met her and starting babysitting her son in my day care home. We got to know each other well and spent a lot of time hanging out and doing stuff with our kids. When I would visit Marlene, I usually found her working in her yard: mowing, weeding, planting flowers and trimming trees, or rearranging stones on a walkway, her energy was contagious. She would cook all sorts of meals and was always cleaning or organizing the kid’s toys. One of my visits to her house I was greeted by her son jumping(flying) down the stairs in his batman PJs, brief underwear on the outside and batman Velcro cape attached to his shoulders: crying out whatever a genuine Batman would say. I can’t remember what it was, but me and Marlene were laughing about that for a long time. Just one of many funny adventures. I can genuinly say Marlene is a one-of-a-kind generous, caring, hardworking and intelligent person who is in need of your kindness and donations. Consider sharing her story and helping her cause. Thank you, Mary Jo Moore

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