DiFino Family Care Support

Campaign Created by: Jerry Dietrick
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Jerry Dietrick.

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Goal : $2,800

Raised : $1,549

Givers : 21

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Our loving Mother, Judy DiFino, faced a life of incredible challenges. After contracting polio at the age of 4, she battled through various health challenges before completely losing her hearing in her early 30’s. During this time, she attended college, but spent every extra minute working in the family business and raising 4 beautiful children on her own.  She went on to meet and marry her life partner, Vic in the mid-80’s. We didn’t realize how hard it was to work and raise children while battling health challenges. Now we understand.

Through all of this, our Mother simply worked for and loved us. Taking care of us became more challenging after a series of painful kidney stones, ultimately resulting in kidney failure. She would be on dialysis the rest of her life. Our Mother’s love for family never wavered.

In the last year of her life, bouts of pneumonia, painful shoulder and hip deterioration caused her to be bed ridden 100% of the time. Yet, through all of this, our Mother found a way to make every holiday special, staying involved in our lives until her passing on November 18, 2019. Ironically, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were among her favorite – her spirit is now able to enjoy and be enjoyed by everyone pain and suffering free.

Unfortunately, through all of this, our family and specifically Vic, have endured enormous medical bills. While she had quality medical insurance, the overflow expense has caused significant financial distress. We are humbly asking for your assistance if possible. Thank you and may God Bless you! 

Please feel free to read her full obituary at https://hummelfuneralhomes.com/tribute/details/14743/Judith-DiFino/obituary.html#tribute-start , thank you!

UPDATES

Spaghetti and Meatball Benefit for Judy
December 3, 2019
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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
December 1, 2019
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Hello All - there will be a Spaghetti and Meatball Benefit for Judy on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 6p at Hillside Tavern (2638 East Waterloo Rd, Mogadore, OH).  See you then and please share this info.

Thank you...
November 27, 2019
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We wanted to thank everyone for your prayers and donations!

Should you be unaware, we are having a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, November 30, 2019 beginning at 11:00a.  The service and fellowship gathering will be held at the Advent Lutheran Church, 1516 Edison St. NW, Hartville, Ohio.

More information can be found on www.hummelcares.com (search DiFino) and will be announced in the Akron Beacon Journal/Legacy.com on Thanksgiving day. 

Thank you again.

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