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This fundraiser ended on 03/30/13

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Family and friends of the Goodell's family are uniting to raise money to help with Mike's battle with Presenile Dementia.

My very best friend of 30+ years and her family are in need of financial support.
Tricia's husband, Mike has been diagnosed with Presenile Dementia. He has also had 3 - 4 mini strokes, has mild cognitive impairment and suffers from depression.
Mike was laid off from his job in 2011 and with many medical issues has not been able to find work. Mike's unemployment has since run out. Recently he was informed by his doctors that at this point of his disease that working is not an option.
Doctors are unsure exactly what form of dementia he is suffering from. What ever form it may be, at the young age of 58 it is rare and very devastating. The prognosis they have been given is not good.
Mike is currently on 4 different medications to hopefully slow down the progression of the disease and help him through his day to day routines.
Since Mike is no longer able to work and recently been told he should not be driving, Trisha has taken on the role of sole provider and care giver to the man that she has adored for 19 years and to their 10 year old daughter. Trisha herself has just recovered from a prophylactic double mastectomy done 2 yrs ago. Now having her husband being diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease and mounting medical bills along with every day life their faith has been tested! But has never wavered. They have put this all in God's hands.
Having applied for social security disability twice and both times been denied, they are now in the process of waiting for a hearing. If the hearing is approved it will not take place until August of 2013.
Our goal is to help with their day to day finances until Mike starts to receive his social security disability. They have so many outstanding medical bills not covered by insurance, a daughter in need of dental work, the expense of heating bills and the list goes on!
I and the Goodell's family and friends ask you, if you are able to donate anything to this wonderful family through this devastating turn of events in their lives it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and God Bless
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