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Family: 'We're So Far Away; Need to Say Goodbye'

donna-hilesMADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — The family of a Madisonville woman that had suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and living in a nursing home, is trying to raise the money for a basic funeral service, so that her three children and family can say, 'Goodbye.'

Donna Maria Hines, 44, battled Multiple Sclerosis for many years but when she could no longer walk, she moved into a nursing facility here in Madisonville in 2012. About a month ago, she suffered an apparent stroke and when she became unresponsive was transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., according to her sister, Saundra Scisney.

Donna passed away Aug. 16 before she could be transferred out of the hospital and placed in hospice care.

Now, the family is faced with her funeral expenses and cannot have a service until they raise at least $3,500 to pay upfront. Donna did not have life insurance, said Saundra. Her three children, ages 12, 19 and 21, can't pay for the funeral, and other family members are reaching out to the community for help. The youngest of Donna's children lives with Saundra.

“We've been trying through social media and Facebook to reach out for help,” said Saundra. “The funeral was supposed to be tomorrow but the funeral home is allowing us more time to try to raise the money.”

Saundra said if the family cannot raise the money, there won't be a funeral for her sister.

“We're still so far away,” said Saundra. “We just want to have a service. We need to say, 'goodbye'.”

Donna was a 1988 graduate of West Hopkins High School and worked in the restaurant industry for many years most of them at the Ponderosa in Madisonville.

Anyone interested in helping may do so at http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/desperate-need-in-help-sending-donna-maria-hines-home-/221044.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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