Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-25 03:59:24 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — Las Vegas women who have helped thousands of people affected by the pandemic now need to help themselves.
Julie Danner created the “Las Vegas Heroes” Facebook page at the beginning of the pandemic. For the past 18 months, Danner and volunteers have set up community pantry to collect and pay for food and household items, and provide holiday meals and gifts for each major holiday.
Julie realized she was in a position where she needed help after the surgery partially paralyzed her lower back. Doctors still don’t know why and how this happened.
“This wasn’t what we expected. We used to do everything, but now we can’t do anything,” Danner said.
The therapist believes it can take a year or more before she can walk again.
“I’ve been fiercely independent for the rest of my life. It was incredibly difficult,” Danner said.
Julie is currently tied to a wheelchair and is in constant pain. Her husband Jim stays at home and helps the car, which creates a huge financial burden.
“It’s completely hypocritical for us to sit in her hands now. We need it. We all need it from time to time,” Danner said.
If you want to help Julie, click. This GoFundMe page..