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This fundraiser ended on 11/18/12

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This is the Julie Welch support fund. The funds raised will be used for Julie's medical and recovery expenses.

It’s hard to ask for help. It’s hard to allow others to ask for help for you. But if you know Julie, you know she’s the kind of amazing, loving, gentle, humble person that people want to support, because, given similar circumstances, she would do the same for us. For Julie, success is a client who is thrilled with their hair and the job she’s done, success is being there for friends and family no matter the situation, and success is living and loving life. It’s hard to watch someone with her verve drained to the point of exhaustion from the uncertainty that has come with this illness.
Julie has been a professional stylist for over 23 years, and has owned or co-owned her own salon for the last 16 years. She has a fabulous clientele and loves her work. When Julie began to feel the pain and see the swelling in her knee, she began seeking medical attention from a dear friend and incredible physician. It was a difficult time as they were trying to determine the root of the problem, but you’d never know it to see or talk to Julie. Putting the important people in her life first, she donned a smile, took some ibuprofen and continued to go to work every day. It was not until about three weeks ago, that Julie had to stop working due to the immobility. Fortunately the worst is behind her, but during her recovery time, her bills still have to be paid. Her expenses include an unexpected, extended hospital stay and the six-eight week recovery expenses, including two month’s mortgage payments, insurance, utilities, phone, etc. She can’t sustain these expenses during her recovery because she won’t be able to work at all in the beginning and for short periods of time as the week’s progress. Therefore, her income will not be there.
Julie will be back on her feet very soon, but until then, any help from her friends will provide the emotional and financial support she can use in the healing process.
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