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Meal Train for Sheryl (Dandelion) - Can You Help?

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- 93 days ago -
Although this includes donations, it is primarily a call to help bring meals to Dandelion, who's out of hospital but not yet strong enough to cope with shopping & cooking for herself. Anyone close enough to Fort Lauderdale who could volunteer help?


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Evelyn B (61)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 6:17 am
Or if you have any friend(s) near enough by to lend a hand?

Those of us across the world wish we could stop by with meals for her ...

Freya H (358)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 6:22 am
Rats - I'm in Atlanta. Bit of a hike for me.

JL A (281)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 6:27 am
Thanks for sharing this here Evelyn. Dandelion has done so much for others, hopefully others will respond in kind.

JL A (281)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 6:28 am
I posted to FB to reach those I know in FL (at least some are pretty far given miles between places in FL though).

Ben O (140)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 7:17 am
My Dear Sheryl, how I wish that I could be of any help...

Evelyn B (61)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 12:37 pm
One can contribute a little to costs (for purchasing meals when helpers aren't available). As a very few (Care2 members) already have done

Obviously, if one can mobilise delivery of meals, this is better (and much closer to Dandelion's style of caring & reaching out).

But many of us are too far away ...
If you know anyone close to Fort Lauderdale who you can ask to act on your behalf ... great. That's an ideal solution for those too far away to give a direct helping hand ...
But maybe a few drops in a bucket to help get meals delivered by services when friends can't go in person ... ???

Animae C (507)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 10:00 pm
Thank You!
Your donation is complete.
Date 07/15/2018

Sue L (65)
Sunday July 15, 2018, 7:52 am
Bless you Evelyn for posting this! And bless you Animae for donating money! Sheryl has a beautiful soul and I wish her the best. I cannot help at this time but hope to be able to donate money in the near future. I so wish I was close enough to bring her a few meals.

Evelyn B (61)
Sunday July 15, 2018, 9:10 am
Update - Ros spoke to Dandelion: she's starting to be able to do some of her shopping & cooking, with help from her granddaughter.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday July 15, 2018, 4:07 pm
Thanks for the update and for posting this Evelyn. I am so glad to hear that Sheryl is doing better! Get well soon my dear friend Sheryl!

Anne K (139)
Sunday July 15, 2018, 5:19 pm
Thank you, Evelyn.

Julie W (33)
Monday July 16, 2018, 4:35 am
I hope my small donation can help to buy food or help. Wish I could give more.

Winn Adams (179)
Monday July 16, 2018, 6:40 am
I'm 3,000 miles from her. Sending good thoughts and prayers her way . . . . . . .

Animae C (507)
Monday July 16, 2018, 7:48 pm
$250 raised by 6 people!!!

Animae C (507)
Monday July 16, 2018, 7:49 pm
Thank you Julie W every bit HELPS!!!

Sue L (65)
Monday July 16, 2018, 7:55 pm
I'm glad people have been able to donate. The number of people that have noted the story is shockingly low. Please help spread the word! We can get lots more than 37 members to note it. We owe it to Dandelion.

Fiona O (561)
Monday July 16, 2018, 8:10 pm
I hope you find somone local to Dandelion.....personal contact is so important.

Joy W (100)
Monday July 16, 2018, 11:23 pm
Dear Dandelion .. so sorry I am not able to be there for you but you will be in my prayers.

Sascha H (304)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 12:45 am
I'm sorry, I'm in the Netherlands, sending you positive thoughts though and hope you'll be back on your feet within not too long!

Beryl Ludwig (80)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 6:03 am
This is one time that I really wish I lived next door to one of my friends I have here Sheryl is truly a special lady and I hope she finds the help that she needs. Love and light Beryl and Simba XOXOX🐈

wendy k (161)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 6:36 am
I will check my friends list and share the link if i see anyone that lives near her, i will try to donate, but i don't think i can from the UK. thanks for caring and sharing Evelyn, and Sue for posting link to me and others, love hugs millions of well wishes for Sheryl, x wendy k x & kelly cats xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

wendy k (161)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 6:49 am
Ok that was easy, wish i could have given more, .........
Thank You!
Your donation is complete.

Gene J (290)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 9:39 am
Happy to help, she does so much for so many, and always has, one of my longest term friends on this site. I just want her to be healthy and happy again.

Sue H (7)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 2:46 pm
Lots of love in the comments here for one very special Dandelion.

Eternal G (736)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 5:41 pm
You're in my thoughts Dandelion, sending healing vibes to you!

Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 3:30 am
I hope that Dandelion will have her computer fixed, and enough energy to use it, soon, so that she can come here and see all your comments!

Because I'm sure that the genuine love & caring expressed here will do her a lot of good!! I don't think the begins to realise just how important she is to so many people here!

Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 3:38 am
Although the original appeal was for helping with getting food & meals to her, I understand that now this is not a problem - however, there are "little" needs to make things easier, like a shower chair -
I suspect that people who have generously contributed what they can through the site would not have any problem with her using our donations for anything that helps her cope more easily, and get back to full health as soon as possible?

We all know that she would put the funds to "serious" use, to make life easier during her recovery ...

MmAway M (514)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 11:00 am
Rushing Evelyn & TY
Will track, just sent Dande a card yesterday! Will do my best to help! xxoo

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 11:33 am
Hiyah. . . . I got this from Sue L., who kindly forwarded it to me, as being Full Time Carer, I rarely have time to come to CARE2 these days. . . . as I'm from the UK, I can only help with a donation, which I'll gladly do, as Dandelion / Sheryl is one of my best CARE2 friends.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 11:40 am
Thank You!
Your donation is complete.
For Sheryl Goodwin

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 11:42 am
Shared donation link over social media to spread awareness and encourage further donations
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Ben O (140)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 11:51 am
Raised so far; $435!

MmAway M (514)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 12:23 pm
Darren Bless YOUR precious heart!

Barb K (1694)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 1:09 pm
I can't donate. I pray she gets enough money!!
TYSM for posting Evelyn
And Darren for the fwd!

Pat B (356)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 1:44 pm
Thanks, Darren for FW.
Dandelion, you are in my prayers.
Take good care, and thinking of you, Sheryl. xox

Liliana Garcia (201)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 4:40 pm
I agree with Evelyn's words! I can't donate but i'm holding my breath over her health.

Glennis W (395)
Wednesday July 18, 2018, 5:11 pm
Shared on Facebook Thank you for caring and shring Evelyn

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 5:24 am
Reshared link over social media to raise and spread awareness and encourage donations.

Roslyn M (34)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 5:36 am
Noted - I'm very sorry Sheryl has been so ill, but I'm not in a financial position to donate at this time.

Barry AWAY T (937)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 8:17 am
I truly wish I could help, but other than spiritual, mental, emotional support I cannot. I am sorry.

I have 0 income right now, am involved in a mammoth battle lol with WCB (WSBC now here) and am unable to work and no longer getting paid.

Sorry, this isn't about me, my heart is with you Dandelion and with all who can help..:)

Evelyn B (61)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 9:03 am
Barry - sorry to hear of your troubles (can empathise as I have been through similar troubles not being paid for work done ...)

But Barry, Roslyn and others who can't give $$$ - I'm sure that Dandelion values your thoughts and your caring, the positive vibes you send her way, every bit as much - even, more than, any cash gifts. I'm not even sure she'd have endorsed requests for funds (the practical help of meals was the priority at the time) although our gifts will probably make it easier to cope during her recovery.

But knowing that many people care about her is a tonic.
Don't underestimate it!!

Sue L (65)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 12:00 pm
Evelyn is right. I think knowing that her friends here at Care2 are thinking about her is lifting Sheryl's spirits. Monetary gifts are only one kind of gift, and the role that prayers and positive thoughts play in helping somebody should not be dismissed lightly.

MmAway M (514)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 5:36 pm
Sheryl is a caring person. I value her friendship and was so worried about her.
I will do all I can sadly $ isn't much of an option, but Hugs and words are here for her precious heart! Heal fast dear~

Nita L (125)
Friday July 20, 2018, 7:05 am
I wish I could give money. I did share on social media to help raise awareness. I am sending loving and healing thoughts.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday July 20, 2018, 10:02 am
Thanks for the headsup

David C (108)
Friday July 20, 2018, 11:16 am
I am sorry I do not live closer.....

TomCat S (127)
Friday July 20, 2018, 12:59 pm
Thanks for doing this. Sheryl has been a friend for many years. I can't deliver by wheelchair from Oregon, but I'm happy to kick in a few bucks.

Lona G (67)
Friday July 20, 2018, 1:08 pm
I wish I could do more for Sheryl personally than just donate, but I hope it helps.

JL A (281)
Friday July 20, 2018, 3:48 pm
In terms of shower chair and similar items, local churches with health ministries sometimes have available to loan to people with temporary needs Evelyn and of course redirecting where most needed is fine with me, too

Mitchell D (86)
Friday July 20, 2018, 4:34 pm
I can't help, but... best wishes.

Sue L (65)
Friday July 20, 2018, 5:41 pm
Just noting the story and wishing Sheryl well helps. Asking your friends who haven't noted it to do so would also be helpful. The more people that see this the better!

Donna G (42)
Friday July 20, 2018, 6:39 pm
I live in central Washington state, so a good distance from Florida. My sister lives in Florida; but, I don't know that she is kind-hearted enough to help. She once bragged to me that 7 turkeys were given to her and her family for the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

According to the Meal Train web site, the donations amount is over $500 now. I hope the people who live closest to Sheryl will step forward and help her out.

Friday July 20, 2018, 8:19 pm
I wish I could do more for Sheryl
Shared donation link with hope & 💕

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Friday July 20, 2018, 9:35 pm
Donated. Wish I could do more for Sheryl but Israel is across the ocean...

Fran F (116)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 12:56 am
Best wishes to Sheryl for her recovery!
Wish I could donate now. Thanks for sharing, Evelyn and Sue.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 1:29 am
I'we just received sad news from Animae. Thank you Evelyn.
I can only donate my god thoughts, wishes ... and all well, dear Sheryl.
Sadly, I know (from own experience) how you mus feel, and I am so sorry. You can and you must endure all!

Krista Slavin (194)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 8:39 am
I'm sorry but I'm in Michigan. Some churches will help you with food and bills even if you don't attend their church. You may want to try optimists clubs. Do you have Meals on Wheels (or similar) where they bring prepared food to your door. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this while trying to heal yourself.

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 9:44 am
I received this Sad News from a Dear Friend ..... This Lady I know of but is not a Friend of Mine, although that is not Important at this Time !! I also have Never Heard of this Organization which I think is "AWESOME" !! Very "Sorry" , Prayers that she makes a Full Recovery, Many Thanks to all of You for the "HELP", Care and Concern !! I am Disabled and live on a Fixed Income so like so many here I am Not able to Donate but I have Shared because I'm sure there are more Friends that may not yet Know of her Illness!!!!

Mandi T (367)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 11:06 am
Sending my love and spiritual help at this time. Sheryl is a wonderful lady.. TY for posting

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 12:48 pm
Reshared link over social media to raise and spread awareness and encourage donations.

fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 3:55 pm
I pray to God to heal her dear friend .Shery :( . She deserves all the best. I would have liked a helper if I had not lived in a country away from her :( We hope to see her soon with good health, God willing :(


Angela J (61)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 8:12 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 8:48 pm
Reshared link over social media to raise and spread awareness and encourage donations.

Animae C (507)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 9:03 pm
$575 raised by 15 people!!!

Woop Woop!!!

Linda W (174)
Sunday July 22, 2018, 7:22 am
Thanks Sue L. for bringing this to my attention

Be Well soon please Dandelion

Animae C (507)
Sunday July 22, 2018, 12:02 pm
i received this suggestion from Sheila D. ;

"Hi Animae...has someone contact mobile meals/meals on wheels. They charge on basis of income and many times do not charge at all depending upon the situation. They could possible help with at least one meal a day for a while...just an idea.

MmAway M (514)
Monday July 23, 2018, 8:25 am
That is a great suggestion Animae & Sheila! Meals on Wheels brought a meal to my Aunt when she was sick everyday at no charge to her since she was below the poverty level

Lesa D (27)
Monday July 23, 2018, 1:17 pm
dearest Dandelion~

...please know that you are in everyone's hearts & on everyone's minds... we are all sending you healing positive white light to surround you & protect you... prayers to uplift you... good vibrations to restore you...


just me...

Lesa D (27)
Monday July 23, 2018, 1:23 pm
thank you everyone who has commented donated noted & sent well wishes to Dandelion... this is truly an amazing community!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 23, 2018, 2:10 pm
$600 raised by 16 people

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 23, 2018, 2:11 pm
Resharing over social media to raise awareness and encourage more donations.

SuSanne P (193)
Monday July 23, 2018, 3:07 pm
Thank you to all who have been able to organize and help Sheryl in this time of need. I feel honored to be of some small help and will be able to give a little more by the first of the month. I think checking into Meals on Wheels is an excellent idea, but some locations are much different than others. If you go this route please check it out. All my Love, always, SuSanne

Pat B (356)
Monday July 23, 2018, 3:14 pm
Hi, friends.
If anyone has Sheryl's address...could you PM me with it?
I'd like to send her a card...Thanks!

Animae C (507)
Monday July 23, 2018, 3:23 pm
Received another message from Sheila D.;

"Forgot to add check with FL's center for aging...not sure what it's called, but every state has some kind of senior group. MN is called Senior Linkage. They help seniors in all kinds of situations get help and/or know where to go for help. Important that all seniors learn what theirs is called and how to contact them...try online search for FL's."

i searched it & got;

Centre For Aging & Wellness
Florida Hospital Medical Group

Animae C (507)
Monday July 23, 2018, 3:27 pm
Check your P.M.'s Pat! 💌

Pat B (356)
Monday July 23, 2018, 3:43 pm
Thanks, Sweetie !!
Appreciate you! xo

Animae C (507)
Monday July 23, 2018, 4:28 pm
You're welcome dear Pat!

Raleighaway k (357)
Monday July 23, 2018, 7:46 pm
I wish could more to help Sheryl. She knows that she is always in my thoughts and prayers. Shared, tweeted and posted. Thank you for caring and posting Evelyn.

Darlene K (356)
Monday July 23, 2018, 8:11 pm
prayers for a full recovery!

Sue L (65)
Monday July 23, 2018, 8:23 pm
Thank you kindly to all the people I have reached out to for noting the story, commenting, and especially those who have generously donated to Sheryl. We need her well and fighting the good fight again ASAP.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 23, 2018, 8:46 pm
$625 raised by 17 people
Resharing over social media to raise awareness and encourage more donations.

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday July 24, 2018, 11:15 am
Much love and prayers for Sheryl...sending many hugs her way. She was one of the very first friends I had on C2 and over thyears has helped me navigate some of the problems on C2. Thanx Evelyn for letting us know and Thanx to Animae for the PM and for posting the info from me.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 24, 2018, 11:33 pm
Resharing over social media to raise awareness and encourage more donations

Roberto M (88)
Wednesday July 25, 2018, 8:58 am
I hope she can recover soon

Sue L (65)
Friday July 27, 2018, 4:09 am
Thank you for posting Darren. I'm sure Sheryl would appreciate getting cards and hearing from her online friends.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday July 27, 2018, 11:15 am
Now that I've managed to wipe the tears away from my eyes in order to see to type - the words "thank you" all seem so small.

It is true, I've been very ill for sometime now, and whatever is wrong with me is still to be determined. I need a test that I've been unable to go through as I keep getting infections. I'm sure this is because of the underlying root health problem, yet to be determined, that these infections keep coming on.

I am able to get myself meals now, eating has been slow going as I was unable to eat for so long, most of the month of June was the latest and only started to eat again 4th of July. Small amounts in the hospital. I was then sent home but the help that was going to be sent to me - (not through this) was never sent to me.

I managed, my leg was so sore, swollen from the blood clots, and weakness from not eating for so long, but I managed to make a bit of jello, heat up some instant rice, and open a can of soup. Once I got even stronger I have my granddaughter now living with me and she and I work as a team. She is 11 but willing to learn and do whatever she can.

So food is not the biggest issue at this point but I sure could use a chair for taking a shower without the fear of falling. I have no bars in the bathroom and it took me 9 days to get my leg to go over the side of the tub. I stand and lean onto the wall, I have my granddaughter stay nearby in case I fall so the chair is important.

I've some other non covered medical needs that are over the counter products that the funds could also be used for if people do not mind that donated. As I've no control over the funds, the one who does can return any funds to anyone if they wanted it only to go for food.

I did not ask for Meals on Wheels as that program has been cut back due to the current Administration and other cutbacks to programs that help the disabled and Elders. As mine was a temporary food issue and not at this time a long time food issue I do not want to add my name to a list that someone else who would be better served by that program.

Again, I thank you for your kindness, prayers, healing thoughts, donation, and friendship. If I could reach out and give you all a hug and kiss I would.

Just for the record I live closer to Orlando and Daytona Beach. Fort Lauderdale is a long way off from me, however Evelyn did her best not living in the USA and trying to help someone in another Country from where she lives. Many blessings to all.

MmAway M (514)
Friday July 27, 2018, 1:15 pm
Just signed and happy to see you were able to get here to give us a update dear!
There is a shower chair on Golden Violin (where I purchased Mom's from in 2012). I can get 40% off maybe if I didn't take it off. Let me check! Did you get your card & little bracelet! You are so cared about! Wish I was closer!

Animae C (507)
Friday July 27, 2018, 1:46 pm

Sheryl, by all means use the donated funds to get WHATEVER you need, it's certainly OK with me!!

It's such a shame so many of us aren't closer to you!!!
So good to see you back!!

Sue L (65)
Friday July 27, 2018, 3:34 pm
It's WONDERFUL to see you Sheryl!!! Please take good care of yourself and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. I am not in a position to donate at this time, but I would think that anybody who donated meant the gift to be used for whatever you need to help you.

Evelyn B (61)
Saturday July 28, 2018, 3:09 am
SO glad to see you here, Dandelion!
And so glad you have been able to read all the expressions of love & concern here (I'm sure that's an excellent medicine for you, too!!!)

Sorry if I gave wrong coordinates - I don't know why I thought you were closer to Fort Lauderdale area!

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday July 28, 2018, 12:26 pm
Thanks for KAILEAH,,,,she is your savior ,and you hers
hope you heal faster and faster!!

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:32 pm
Yes I did receive the lovely bracelet and card you sent to me Marilyn. I sent you back a few days ago a snail mail card of thanks. Should be in your mail any day now. I will treasure both.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:42 pm
Use the donations however you see fit, to get you back to fitness again. . . . if I can send you any funds over, I will do. . . . do you have a Pay Pal account?

Animae C (507)
Sunday July 29, 2018, 5:16 pm
i prefer PayPal, too!

MmAway M (514)
Monday July 30, 2018, 4:04 pm

Dot A (182)
Tuesday July 31, 2018, 3:27 pm
Dear Dandelion, aka Sheryl, - I just learned of your difficulties and felt sad that you are having such a tough struggle ~ I am getting 'up there' and know how life is much more challenging than when I was younger. Thankfully, there were many who did recognize your needs and responded quickly. I don't have a computer, this is the work desk, nor a smart phone, or hardly any tech tools that most have acquired, so that delay in information is partially due to being on the internet only sparingly. What is good to learn today, is that you are on the road to feeling better, and that you have an 11 yr. granddaughter to watch and care for you. You're a great spirit fighter, and I can imagine that your energy is going to build up and you'll be once again an active voice for doing good across our Earth. You are now in my prayers, too, along with so many other friends who know your goals are always to make things right. I hope to see you back on track with all your enthusiasm making things happen, as we sure do need that kind of spirit now! May good health be your future, and may all that you need be provided. With love, dot

MmAway M (514)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 8:47 pm
Precious I got the card today! Beautiful ~ thank you. Please do take care of YOU!!!
Only signed on to say Thank you. Beautiful Lady

Naomi D (43)
Monday August 6, 2018, 1:02 pm
Dear Dandelion, aka Sheryl just saw the page - I do hope when you read this thingswill be better. Sorry I live too far away to deliver (El Salvador)

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday August 6, 2018, 5:56 pm
Sheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your continuing health issues. You are in my prayers without doubt, and I will light a candle at church for you next Sunday. If I were closer I'd be over there like a shot. But alas, I am 5,000 km away.

As to the bath chair, have you tried the Red Cross? I needed crutches, a wheel chair and a bath chair when I broke my ankle a few years ago. I was able to get them from the Red Cross for a 3 month period (longer if I needed it) all for a donation to the RC, the amount depending on me. Before I left the hospital, they took me into a tiled room, sat me on a bench, covered my leg with a green garbage bag and used a garden hose to wash me off. I guess whatever works but the bath chair was preferable.

Know that you are loved by many, many people around the globe. Be good to yourself and patient. Please give big Canuck hugs to your granddaughter. She sounds like a treasure!

Farah Hage Ali (155)
Tuesday August 7, 2018, 10:25 am
noted, I hope she becomes strong again soon

Donna T (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2018, 8:26 am
thank you
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