Announcing the Campaign to Help Recently Widowed Elderly Mother in Financial Distress after Series of Recent Tragedies

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Lae Dean Cannon today announces the campaign to raise money for her elderly mother of eight who is widowed and has recently had the burden of caring for her displaced adult son who had fallen and caused him to be completely disabled and in need of a hip replacement. The campaign was created to help her with the cost of daily living and new financial burdens that she has recently incurred due to a series of tragedies she has just had to face.

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes

At the age of 71, Mary Jean Berry has faced the death of her beloved husband, whom she was completely dependent on for 54 years, December 28, 2013 leaving her with less than $700 a month from Social Security. One year later, her displaced adult son Edward Berry, who lives with her and helped out with daily chores and worked a low paying job to help her will bills had a fall that caused him to become completely disabled and in need of a hip replacement to be able to gain mobility to work again. Unfortunately, he is not able to get the surgery until he gets rid of bacteria that have lain dormant in his body for some time. Mary has to bathe him, change his clothes, pay for his prescriptions and find people to get him to the hospital daily to get an injection of antibiotics to clear up the bacteria so he can get his hip replacement.

Just a few weeks after her son became disabled, her eldest daughter Harriet Tipton, whom Mary depended on her to help with these tasks and all the other tasks, such as shopping, taking her to doctor appointments and picking up Mary’s prescriptions for her Rheumatoid Arthritis passed away suddenly due to a bacterial infection and pneumonia that her body was not able to fight.

“Harriet was my mother’s eldest daughter, best friend and helper. I don’t know how my mother can survive without her,” said Lae Dean. “She is in a financial disaster and this is why I turned to the public for help with GoFundMe."

Although her other children do as much as they can to help her, it just isn’t enough. Mary is a fighter and she will never give up no matter how hard it gets.

Lae Dean Cannon

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