Jessica Newton -- wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse -- needs the community's help as she struggles to regain her health and her strength.
After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and spending six days in the hospital, she returned home only to suffer a stroke a day later. She went back in the hospital and though is again back home recovering.
"One thing she isn't is a quitter. ... Jess...is staying strong so she can come home to her husband TJ and her two sons, Maverick and Emmett," according to a note sent to The Batavian by the Newton and Johnson families.
They are holding a drive-thru chicken BBQ for her from 12 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, March 6, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Parish, located at 8656 Church St. in East Pembroke.
Tickets for "Racing to Recovery" are $12 each. There will also be a walk-thru basket raffle at the church that day.
Money raised will help the Newton family offset their medical expenses and help them now that Jessica, for the time being, is unable to work.
You can buy tickets, and/or drop off monetary donations or a raffle basket at:
- Johnsons Automotive, located at 4003 W. Main Street Road, Batavia. (585) 343-6871
- or Ron & Newt's Sales and Service Inc., an automotive body shop located at 2452 Main St., East Pembroke. (585) 762-9122
Jess's friends and family say they appreciate the outpouring of love and support given to the frontline healthcare worker and her family.
The note continues: "This road the family is about to go down is unpredictable and may have bumps and turns, but one thing is for sure -- it will never be a road they travel alone."