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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mary Kay Fund Raising Event for Jennifer Gootee

One of my best friends has been overwhelmed with bad health in the last week. Due to Jen's previous battle with cancer, they have been unable to get reasonably priced health insurance or life insurance. For those of you who don't know Jen and Jason's situation, Jen has been a stay-at-home mom and Jason has been the only source of income for the family. Jason is a long haul truck driver who is usually on the road for two weeks then home for a couple days, then back on the road. In addition to their 13-year-old son, Leland, they currently have legal guardianship of Matt, one of Leland's friends from when they lived in Westland. I've watched Matt flourish from a shy, uncertain boy to a vibrant, talkative, smiling kid under their care.


On July 29th, Jen was taken to ER. She was having a coughing fit that hurt so badly she finally conceded to seeing a doctor. Jason was in Arizona helping a friend leave an abusive relationship. It was discovered the Jen had fluid around her lung.

Jason got back on Monday morning, and Jen was transferred from the Tecumseh hospital to St. Joe's in Ann Arbor Monday night. In addition to the fluid around her lung, she now had fluid around her heart. St. Joe’s has done additional testing on her liver and her bones.

Jason has now been out of work for almost two weeks. They don’t have health insurance. They don’t have life insurance. They don’t have a prognosis yet, either.

In an effort to help them with their mounting bills, I'm donating 100% of the profit of any Mary Kay order from now until the end of August. If you've been wanting to try Mary Kay products, you can now try them knowing that you're also helping out a wonderful family!

Just head out to my website at
www.marykay.com/dbengel
to place your order. You can securely pay for your product right on the website. For only $5, you can have your order shipped directly to you from the Mary Kay warehouse. Mary Kay has everything from basic skin care and make up to pedicure products and sun care.  We have a men’s product line, too!  Please check out the online catalogue and place an order!

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