**A Very Special Announcement**
Michael Barkann and our team from The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation would like to thank the teams from Opus Elite Real Estate – Newtown and Affinity Land Services, LLC for making an incredible donation in the amount of $5,000 to The Barkann Foundation.
Mark Gatta, Volkan Andic, Erin Thompson, Nicole Malcolm and all of the special team members from Opus Elite and Affinity Land Services thank you for your overwhelming love and generosity to the very special local families that we support through The Barkann Foundation’s mission.
Thank you for being such a big part of our Healing Hearts Family!
Our team at The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation hopes that you and your family are having a fun and relaxing summer so far.
Due to these uncertain times, we have had to cancel or postpone our summer events which really help bolster our fundraising efforts which in turn help us to provide immediate financial support to the families who are referred to us on a daily basis from the social workers we work with throughout the year.
At this time, we have been in contact with social workers who have identified 3 very special local families who are really struggling financially during these very challenging times.
We fully recognize that times are tough for everyone, if you could take the time to read the family stories below and consider making a donation in any amount to provide a boost to these families in a time of need it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your continued love, support, and overwhelming generosity to The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation.
We hope to see you soon!
(L) is a single mother of three children. One of the children has various special health care needs. Mom’s first child (MN) who is seriously ill was born prematurely with cerebral palsy and diagnosed with congenital malformation of skull and face bones and arterial septal defect.
When (L) was 16 years old both of her parents passed away leaving her to live independently on her own. (L) entered into a relationship with a very special gentlemen who helped raise her two children, and they had a baby girl together. Three months after giving birth to her baby girl, dad passed away in his sleep unexpectedly.
(L) now suffers from depression, however she continues to push forward on her own to take care of her children. (L) asked for some financial support to help her with her rent which she has recently fallen behind on.
(L) never asks for help or assistance, she tries her best to do everything for her children.
If the Barkann Foundation and it’s very special supporters can help Mom with financial support during these very challenging times it would certainly provide (L) a great boost while she continues to take care of her family.
Thank you for your love and generosity to (L) and her Family.
(DK) is a single mother with three children with twin baby girls and a six year old daughter. The twins are now 11 months old. They were hospitalized since birth in July of 2019 up until June of this year.
They were born at 23 weeks old and have significant medical needs.
Both girls have tracheostomys and are on ventilators due to respiratory failure. Both girls require 24/7 medical care.
Before the twins were born and the pandemic hit, (DK) worked in a daycare. She continued to work in the daycare until the COVID-19 pandemic closed the daycare.
Due to the twins medical needs and the COVID-19 pandemic, (DK) does not know if or when she will be able to return to work.
While she does want to return work (though the daycare she worked for has not reopened yet), she is also incredibly nervous about being out in the community given the medical fragility of her daughters and the potential devastation that could occur if they were to be exposed to COVID-19.
Receiving any financial support right now would be greatly beneficial to (DK) and her family, and will also provide Mom more time to ensure the safety of her daughters while coming up with a long term plan in regards to employment.
Thank you for your love and generosity to (DK) and her family.
(G) is 8 years old and was born with a genetic anomaly and a chromosomal abnormality which requires many specialist appointments that occur monthly at CHOP.
(G) has endured so much as a young girl, and had complex medical needs. (G)’s parents are from Brazil, Dad works in construction and mother works cleaning houses, however, both are out of work due to impact of COVID-19 over the last five months.
Mom and Dad have fallen behind in their rent and utility bills and could really benefit from immediate financial assistance. This is a wonderful, hard- working family, who take amazing care of their daughter.
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated at this time.
Thank you for your support and generosity to (G) and her family.