52 Lives

#293 Judy

Request: Donations / Kind Messages

This week, we’d like to help an elderly woman called Judy, who is in need of some kindness.

Judy and her husband, George, have been married for more than 50 years. Sadly, he has dementia and has also been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Judy struggles to walk and is also partially blind, but she was managing to look after George, with some help from carers.

But George’s dementia has gotten worse, and so for the first time in their lives, they are having to live apart. George has been in hospital for 2 months and will now be going to live in a care home.

Judy is finding it really hard without him. She is lonely, and heartbroken. At a practical level, Judy is really struggling with her eyesight. Her vision has deteriorated, so she can no longer read large text on her phone, or any of her mail. She’s feeling even more isolated than ever.

One of Judy’s health workers said: “I know Judy is devastated and now very isolated as she feels her role in life was caring for George. Her poor vision adds to this isolation and anything that could be done to help this amazing, kind and stoic lady would I know make such a huge difference to her.”

There is a device available that would enable Judy to read again, but it is expensive and she can’t afford it. We’d like to buy it for her.

What We Need

1. Donations: We will use 100% of your donation to buy the device Judy needs. Any fund we raise above what is needed will be used to help her in other ways. To donate online, please click the link below or to donate by text, use the details in the box provided. 

2. Kind messages: We'd love to send Judy lots of kind messages. You can send a message by post to: 52 Lives (Life # 293), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT, or by email by writing your message in the form below (your contact details will not be shared).



JUDY CAN READ! We raised more than £3500 and her Orcam Eye device has arrived! Thank you all so much for your donations and kind messages for Judy ... and to all the school children that have been making cards for her as well!  You have made the world of difference to her life.