From the Editor of Canada Free Press

Many thanks to Judi for posting this in CFP.
And thanks to all who have contributed to Eva’s benefit fund;
For all of my 70 years until now I had been fortunate enough to be able to help others.
But my daughter’s illness, and the cancellation of Tricare has wiped us out financially.
Now I am doing one of the hardest things I have ever done, asking others for help.
Thanks,
MarionValentine
U.S. Navy Intelligence Service(disabled)

From:

"Judi McLeod" <judi@canadafreepress.com>


To:
"Marion Valentine" <marionvalentine66@yahoo.com>

My prayer to God: Father, please send this viral for Eva.
Judi

As
fresh-faced  students from Small Town America flood college campuses at
the beginning of another new year,  one special young woman is sadly
missing.
Her name is Eva and she is the beloved daughter of  Marion Valentine, loved by all who know her.
Nineteen years old, Eva was diagnosed with Lupus
a little over a year ago.  Everyone was so proud of Eva when she won a
scholarship to —- College.  An A student in every department of life,
Eva was unable to keep her grades up due only to illness.
Eva now has renal kidney failure.  Scheduled for surgery to insert a tube for Peritoneal Dialysis, her surgery had to be postponed  because of unexplained bruising.  Further testing, including a bone marrow biopsy, showed negative and doctors gave the go ahead for surgery, which will be done within the week.
As
 heartbreaking as it was when Eva had to drop out of college, she  must
also face being no longer covered by Tricare.  In addition Eva has only
a limited private insurance policy which has no prescription drug benefits, limited hospital benefits and which pays only $50.00 per Doctor visit.     
If there is anyone who understands the  lure of education it’s Eva’s father, patriot Marion Valentine (Val) , of Laurel, Mississippi.  Val grew up as a sharecropper’s son in hauntingly beautiful rural Mississippi.
 Every time Val was missing, he could be found with his nose in a book
under a weeping willow tree,  In time, bookworm Val had read everything
he could get  his hands on, which he says is thanks largely to a
"wonderful English teacher."
 It was this same teacher who persuaded Val’s father to sign for him to
join the Military four days after his 17th birthday because the little
school he was attending could offer him nothing else.
Val
spent nine years in Navy Intelligence as a Cryptologist (1958-1967)
before being discharged on a partial service connected disability.
 Though you wouldn’t guess it from his feisty columns, Val has been
totally disabled since 1978.
Marion
Valentine, who has never taken but always given all his life through
love of his country, is wracked with worry about the expenses of Eva’s
surgery.

To Val, the lovely young woman waiting for surgery in a hospital bed, is
still the freckle-faced little girl, who climbed onto his lap to hear
another bedtime story

If anyone would care to donate to help with Eva’s medical expenses, make checks payable to:
Eva Valentine Benefit Fund and mail to:

Community Bank
Attn: Karen Howard
P.O. Box 265
Laurel. Mississippi 39441

Phone: 601-649-5770

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