Byrd Barr Place was contacted by Jean’s daughter Stacy who was looking for help for her mother. Jean has a chronic respiratory illness which requires her to use medical life support equipment at home. Since Jean is unable to work, meeting expenses can always be challenging. Stacy is usually able to help but has had to recently take care of emergencies with her children. Jean was awarded $150 from Bridge the Gap to help keep her electricity and medical devices running. “My mom worries a lot so having this help lets her focus on getting stronger” says Stacy. “We are thankful for how you have helped our family.”

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