From Brendan DuBois:
I’m *so* very pleased to announce that through the efforts, suggestions and recommendations of Sandra Balzo, Andi Malala Shechter, S.J. Rozan and her terrific sister, Deborah B. Rosan, that a means of commemorating Jeremiah Healy’s works and life has been established.
Besides his work as an attorney and an author, Jerry was a U.S. Army vet, and was also a lover of dogs. We have therefore reached out to a service dog organization in Maryland that trains dogs to assist wounded veterans, and they will be thrilled to receive donations in Jerry’s name.
The group is called Hero Dogs, and is based in Maryland. Their website is here. They are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization and operate entirely on donations. You can donate via their website, or by sending a check to Hero Dogs, P.O. 64, Brookeville, MD 20833-0064. But *please* ensure either by writing on the memo section of your check, or using the form on their website, that you’re making this donation in Jerry’s name.
That way, Hero Dogs can track how many donations come in, so that they can be used in some way to keep Jerry’s memory alive in years to come.
Please donate what you can, and please share this link. Thanks to all of you who were friends or fans of Jerry’s.
Terrie here: I don’t know of any fledgling writer who ever spoke to Jerry Healy for as little as ten minutes (although it was hard to have that short a conversation with Jerry) who didn’t come a way with some great advice, solid support and an invitation to get in touch anytime. He was a mentor to all the newbies and a friend to everyone he met.
He will long be remembered.