Fundraiser continues for islander MichaelJean Smith

Posted December 3, 2022 at 1:25 pm by

Long-time islander Michael­Jean Smith is still look­ing for some help after a major stroke in Feb­ru­ary caused paral­y­sis on both sides of her body.

“She has pro­gressed to using a wheel chair, and is alert and aware and able to speak,” says Min­nie Knych, a friend of Michael­Jean’s. “She is in reha­bil­i­ta­tion at a care cen­ter in Everett. She is improv­ing slow­ly, but still needs 24-hour care, and her med­ical bills con­tin­ue to grow.

“Her hus­band Sid goes every week­end to be with her in Everett, and has fer­ry, food and gas, plus hotel costs to cov­er with his job as mechan­ic owner/operator of San Juan Air Main­te­nance, along with reg­u­lar home expens­es and mort­gage. They real­ly could use some help this hol­i­day season.”

Michael Jean’s church has cre­at­ed a Ban­ner Bank busi­ness account to pay care expens­es not cov­ered by insur­ance. Dona­tions can be made to the account, end­ing in 2419, direct­ly at Ban­ner Bank. Online dona­tions are also being accept­ed.

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