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Bloomfield Triathlete Struck By Car Sees Community Support
Mary Truer was out riding her bicycle when she was hit by a car. Now people in Essex County are coming together to assist her and her family.
Truer, a triathlete, will need surgery, said her friend Jonathan Tabuzo, a Bloomfield native, who organized a GoFundMe fundraiser. The money will help Truer and her family during this ordeal, Tabuzo said.
As of Monday, May 15, more than $5,700 has been raised.
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Community Rallies Around Pink Slipped Bagel Employee
For 21 years, Joanie Monroe was a fixture at Fanwood Bagels, to the point she was known as "Joanie Bagels." But now, she's out of a job.
Monroe was recently let go from Fanwood Bagels as new ownership takes over. A fundraiser has been set up to help her deal with the loss of her weekly paycheck. As of Wednesday, May 10, almost $7,000 has been raised.
"With an uncanny ability to remember everyone's name, Joanie always managed to make you leave with a smile on your face, even when you didn't feel like smiling," Neda Yarnall, who organized the fundraiser, said.
Yarnall said Monroe has become …
Community Supports Livingston Mom Bravely Battling Cancer
Melissa Miller is fighting for her life. And the Livingston community is joining her side.
A GoFundMe has been created for Miller, who is battling stage four uterine sarcoma and has been given a 10 percent chance of survival. In just three days, more than $218,000 has been raised, as of Friday, April 28.
Miller, a Livingston resident, is married to her husband Ian, and has two daughters, six-year-old Mia and two-year-old Ava.
"As bills pile up we are reaching out to our friends to financially assist in this horrifying process," Mitchell Burakovsky, who organized the fundraiser f…
Hoboken Doctor Fighting Glioblastoma Sees Surge Of Community Support
A doctor is in for the fight of his life, and the Hoboken community is standing behind him.
A GoFundMe has been created for Dr. Ahntu Vu, a 28-year-old 2nd year resident at Hoboken University Medical Center Family Medicine Program, as he battles a terminal stage four diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme. As of Monday, April 10, $23,813 has been raised from 223 donors.
"Anhtu has shown himself to be a caring, compassionate, relatable, funny, and down-to-earth guy," Judy Joseph, who organized the fundraiser, said. "He leaves his patients feeling well attended to and cared for and has shown hi…