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This is the Young Levesque Medical Fund. The funds will be used for Young's medical costs and related expenses.

As most of you know, our beloved Young Levesque, owner of the Lakeview Deli in Columbia, MD, has had two strokes within the past year. What most folks don’t know is that Young had his first stroke 14 years ago, making for a total of three strokes.

In August of 2011, Young was struck with his second stroke which affected his left side. In February of this year, Young’s third stroke affected his right side.

Young and his beautiful bride, Huisik, are business owners that are a victim of the exorbitant self-insured costs that go along with being a small business. They could not afford insurance with the economy as it is. Business has reduced significantly in the last 2 years for them, which in turn caused them to start another small business cleaning offices at night to make ends meet. Therefore, neither has medical insurance and pay all costs out of pocket.

Young was required to continue on a medication in August when he had his second stroke; however it was costing them $500 a month and was becoming too burdensome to continue. Unfortunately, this may have caused him to have the third stroke this year.

Young is a hard worker and could always be seen at the deli or running deliveries for the deli. When he had the stroke last August, he pushed himself until he was able to come back to work in November. Young is no longer able to work at this time because he is unable to balance himself and it is not clear that he will be able to in the future, as much as he would like to. He misses his customers and I can speak for a lot of his customers when I say that we miss him too, dearly!

Aside from the rising medical bills, Young is most concerned and upset that his wife is carrying all of the burden of running the deli during the day, the cleaning business at night and making sure that Young is doing all he can to stay healthy. My last conversation with him, it showed that he is heartbroken over what his illness has done to his wife.

I ask that if you have it in your heart, please donate to this fund so that we may ease some of the stress caused by rising medical bills and medications for these two lovely people of our community.

Thank you for your consideration!

Sherry
A friend and devoted Lakeview Deli customer
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