Support our friend Jackie

Update posted by AnnieD On Jan 16, 2014

It is with tremendous sadness that I write this....

Our precious friend passed on to a better place, peacefully, on Tuesday, January 7th at 1am.  I feel so blessed to have been there with her, holding her hand as she crossed over.  Life was becoming a struggle and as Jackie would always say "If it's no fun, I don't want to play anymore".  I am sure she has her mini skirt and red high heels on, ready for her next grand adventure!

I want to take this moment to THANK YOU again for all of your thoughts, prayers and support  of every kind.  I was only able to be there for her, because of your genuine love and generosity.  I would read Jackie every note and tell her each time, that you were the reason I could continue to be there and help her.  She was so appreciative to each and every one of you!  Thanks from both of us!!

Some have asked if they can still donate...Thank You so much, and yes, I will use any future donations to help repay money I borrowed before this funding site was set up.

I feel I can't say it enough, Your generosity and caring helped make Jackies last months more memorable (of all of you!!) and less stressful than words can ever express.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!   

 

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Update posted by AnnieD On Jan 01, 2014

Hi everyone,

So sorry this update is delayed!  I had tried to do updates from my phone and couldn't get them to stick.  Finally, I am able to get on a real computer, so here it goes...

First, I want to Thank All of You for your thoughts, prayers and support!! Because of your donations I was able to spend 22 nights in Durham to be with Jackie through her stay at Duke hospital and the Durham nursing home. It also helped tremendously with gas going back and forth on days I couldn't stay over there.  You as a group bought her a new Jitterbug phone and helped with the bill, which she has thoroughly enjoyed! You also got her 5 new fleece outfits and other important pieces of clothing to keep her feeling sassy.  Thank YOU!

Now the update:  Jackie has been moved to a nursing home closer to her family (maybe not as close to us in Winston Salem as I had hoped) but once again, because of you I have still been able to be there almost every day for her or at least for sure on the days that no one else was going to be showing up.  She decided to discontinue all treatments about 3  weeks ago and since then has started declining quite rapidly.  She has lost use of her left side now. She doesn't laugh or smile a lot, but every now and again she will say something that will crack me up.  She just brings such joy to everyone she meets.  The nurses at the new facility love her and enjoy when I can coax her into telling one of her many stories.  I will try to update this better, now that I have a access to a computer that lets me update!

 

Thanks again for everything, from Jackie, Annie-D and me (Andrea)

 

 

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God bless you both.

Trisha Catalano Kostreva

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Blessings to Jackie and Andrea.

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Karen Owen

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Andrea, I feel so blessed to know people like you & Ann & our friend Jackie. Sending hugs, prayers & happy Thanksgiving wishes.

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Leann Handley

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Keep the faith, Jackie. You are loved and blessed by all of your friends...and that includes me! Stay strong. We are all praying for you. Linda

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Love and hugs

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