Family and friends of Joanne Cook are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Injury.
Joanne has chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.
December 28, 2017
For those who know Joanne Cook, you would all agree that she is the Angel on Earth that we all imagine is real. Well, for those who don’t know her, we just want to say that she truly is real. She’s a kind, giving, unassuming, thoughtful mother, grandmother, sister, wife, and friend; and we’re kindly asking for monetary and prayer support to assist her in her current daily life.
Joanne suffered a tragedy last May when, after back surgery and admittance to a rehabilitation agency, she was paralyzed from the chest bone down.
Joanne is an Angel on Earth to many people.
• In her 30’s she had an Avon route and one of her customers was a home-bound senior citizen. Joanne always baked cookies for her and took her shopping and to her appointments.
• A friend had to fly her husband to Seattle for emergency surgery and Joanne left work early to pick up that friend’s children at daycare and to care for them until family could be there.
• She is a life-time active member of her church and has always gone above and beyond whatever was needed; she always puts forth that extra effort.
• These are only a couple of the things that describe her. She continues to be a friend to all and is always there for anything that might be needed. And even if she doesn’t know you, she’d be there to help you too.
She is staying strong and positive. In the past few months, she has made a tie blanket, baked cookies with her granddaughters, and has invited friends to her home for Canasta. Her personal attitude and deep faith are amazing.
Joanne is a petite and fragile Angel who will be celebrating her 72nd birthday on December 24. She is wheelchair-bound and needs her home remodeled so she can get around with ease. She needs an updated handicap-equipped van so she can safely leave her home for occasional outings. Future medical bills will be overwhelming and the daily items needed to make her as comfortable as possible can be very expensive. Joanne is receiving her daily care from her family, including her daughter and sister who are there every weekday performing the role of caregivers. Joanne doesn’t qualify for professional help at this time.
Your support and prayers would be so deeply appreciated. Knowing Joanne, she’d say she wishes she could bake each of you a batch of cookies or a rum cake just to say “thank you, I so appreciate you.” That’s just how she is.
December 28, 2017
Saw you at church on Christmas Eve. You looked radiant and so happy to be with all of us. When I see you , Joanne, I have a choice to make. To fall into fear or to fall into grace. If I choose grace, then I see this as an opportunity to get out of self, and to practice the teachings of Jesus. May I never choose fear.
July 23, 2017
Pestering God on your behalf, Joanne, and thinking about you day-by-day.