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This fundraiser ended on 09/01/12

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The family and fiends of Jean Helton are uniting to raise money to help pay for her final funeral expenses. Please show your support!!

My mom passed away on 8/23/2012. She had fought diabetes and heart disease for 30 years. She was admitted to the hospital on June 13, 2012 and was in kidney failure at that time. With our prayers, she pulled through and was able to reside at Country Villa Madera. She was getting better and going through physical therapy everyday. She had a follow up appointment with her kidney doctor on July 30. She was already starting to retain fluid again. He put her on IM Lasix, but it did not help. I don't understand why the doctor did not put her on dialysis after the first kidney failure. She was readmitted to the hospital on August 13, 2012 and her kidney doctor never came to the hospital to see her until a week later. We tried to have her transferred to a hospital that would do dialysis at that time, but no doctor would accept her. Her blood pressure was too low. I finally had to make the hardest decision of my life. They had her on 3 medications to keep her blood pressure up, but with all the medications, her blood pressure was still low. She had 2 seizures and at that time, I told them to take the medication away and give her comfort care. It was so hard to let go. I was with her when she took her last breath. She is now with our Heavenly Father, but we need to complete her wishes. Our family needs to raise money to pay for her cremation. Our goal is to raise $1,600.00. The cremation society wants the money before they will even cremate her. It is such a shame that they will not work with us on payments. My husband and I had to file bankruptcy just a few months ago, because I was out of work for a year and a half with 2 herniated discs in my neck. My pay has been cut by 30% within the last 5 years. We are struggling to make ends meet. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. God Bless You All. If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so and send to Edith Rushing, 1358 Filbert St., Madera, CA 93637. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: Edith Rushing @ 559-474-9654.

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