Some of you may be familiar with Julia and her story. If not here is a little bit of background and how she is doing now in her own words.
“One thing about me is any blessing, any sadness, any tragedy – I share it. Because someone out there will benefit from my struggles. If we all can do it and hold on to one another, nobody fails. Nobody has to suffer.”
Julia is a customer and community advocate. Four years ago, she tragically lost her teenage son, Ryzel, and shortly afterwards her home. With your support, she is now in a rent-to-own home, moving forward in strength with her husband and dog.
“Princess is 11 years old. She is my emotional support animal. She was raised by my son. And now she protects me. She lets anybody know when I am getting sick or if she thinks I am having a seizure she will bark like crazy. She is probably every bit of 5 pounds wet. But she has the heart of a big old bulldog. Don’t you Princess?”
“Something about Princess and me in this big house. When I am in here all by myself is – she lays on Ryzel’s pillow and it has to be by my bed. If I move it to other side of the room she will drag it with her teeth and plop it right under the window. See her ears popping up? She knows I am talking about her.”
“Downstairs I have a memorial shelf and I had to take the items off the bottom shelf because she likes to climb and sit in there and that’s where his ashes are. You can’t tell me that there is not a bond in here.”
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