For approximately 7 years, Jeanette A. LeVine Fund (JLF) has helped to house an elderly disabled man that was homeless and living on the streets prior. He is a simple man of simple means. He never had a telephone, lived in a small studio with a few basic necessities.
Recently, after a medical emergency, this man had to make a decision to have surgery to remove a limb or pass away from a serious infection. He initially made the decision to go with Hospice rather than have the surgery. After a visit from the Rabbi on his island and family calls, and realizing his first choice would be a physically painful outcome, he agreed to the surgery.
JCS and JLF will continue to assist this man and work with the discharge planners for his future release. With our help, the hope is that this man will return to the mainland where he can live with assistance and be near family.