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Lori Hottel, aka Mrs Claus at the IB Christmas Pier Celebration and FRA 289 Needs Our Help!

Jan 28, 2017 03:08PM ● By Paul Spear

Lori Hottel, aka Mrs Claus at the IB Christmas Pier Celebration and Fleet Reserve 289 Needs Our Help!  

Loretta, is in Desperate need of Neuropathy Treatment Not Covered by Insurance.
Lori has a Go Fund Me Page. Here is her story and here is the link to her page:

Hello Imperial Beach, my name is Loretta Hottel, I am an IB Local, I am an 83 year old widow without any children. Many of you know me as Mrs. Claus. Every year I assist Santa with all the children at the pier. I am also Mrs. Santa Claus at the Fleet Reserve #289 Children`s Christmas party every year. I also help deliver food & gifts to several needy families through the Spring Valley Moose Lodge.

The reason why I am reaching out to the community is because I have Neuropathy in my legs & feet. It has become very painful & I am in need of treatment that I cannot afford on my limited income. 

The pain is now keeping me from volunteering in much needed community service which has been the joy of my life.

I have started successful treatment which has enabled me to have better balance, walking better & also drive. Since I have been taking their nutrition classes I feel much better physically & mentally with weight loss and much more energy. My balance has improved & the burning sensations and tingling has subsided tremendously.

I am only reaching out to our community because I do not know what else I can do. Without these treatments my illness will only get worse & I will no longer be able to do what I love the most in life - "Volunteer to our beautiful community."

Thank you & God Bless,

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