I have a friend in Canada, Frankie Picasso (a.k.a. Unstoppable Frankie) who is an author and the founder, CEO, radio host of the Good Radio Network. Since I live in Arkansas, she brought the following item to my attention.
Kathy Tarochoine lives in Harrison, Arkansas. She has been a life-long contributor to animal shelters and is the owner of Pet Productions, LLC, which operates Dog Connection TV, connecting humans with dogs.
At age 69, her husband died a few years ago and she is on her own. Plus, she has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure making it difficult to breathe, requiring her to be connected to an oxygen tube at all times.
A couple who worked for her asked her for a loan to help pay their mortgage and feed their child. Kathy felt a kinship toward them and felt she could trust them.
But once she asked for her money back, the couple ended their relationship with her, no longer visiting or taking phone calls. In addition, the couple began a campaign to discredit her with the community.
Eventually, Kathy had no choice and took the matter to court, which amounted to thousands of dollars, where she won a judgment against the couple.
But after winning a civil judgment, collecting funds on is no easy task. Instead of receiving any money from the couple, Kathy's home was egged and the air was taken out of her tires. When the sheriff was called out, he immediately realized that she was the target of elderly abuse.
I post blogs in a couple of newspapers in northern Arkansas and will definitely submit this piece for public display. -- perhaps word will trickle over to Harrison and someone will assist Kathy.
You can also listen to Frankie Picasso's radio interview with Kathy Tarochoine on-line at:
Kathy Tarochoine is a good person who needs assistance in her present situation -- I'm certain other good people will soon come to her aid.
Every time you help someone, you are helping humanity rise.
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Bret Burquest is the author of 11 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where neighbors help neighbors.