Cupcake Cafe Owner Theresa Tazewell in Need of New Pacemaker; GoFundMe Created By Friends

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Perhaps you remember the viral story of Theresa Tazewell, owner of Cupcake Cafe in Palm Coast, who would not let “Mr. Keith” pay for a cake for his wife in the vent that he did not survive a second surgery. Theresa has a caring and giving heart. She is always giving back to her customers and to our community.  Now she needs the support of the community more than ever.

On May 25th, Theresa posted the following on her Facebook page. “Ok my wonderful cupcakes. We need to have a little chat. If you have come into the shop within the last week or so, you have probably noticed how tired I have been looking. I went to the doctor yesterday, and the time has come for my pacemaker to be replaced, and on June 8th, this will be happening. I only have about a week or two worth of battery left and my heart is working overtime to try and keep up with it. Which is why they are rushing this. Unfortunately, due to the placement of it, we will need to be closed for 2 weeks so I can properly heal. As a small business, being closed for that amount of time is extremely hard to do. Going 2 weeks without any income coming in at all, is very difficult. So, we need your help. My wonderful friends have created this Go Fund Me for us. To help with bills and other expenses while I’m out. If you can help, please do. If not, please share. Any help whatsoever is very much appreciated. We love you all and we will absolutely keep you updated. We love you!!!!”

Lori White, who organized the GoFundMe for Theresa, wrote “Hi Cupcake Cafe family! As some of you may know, my name is Lori and I’m one of Theresa’s (Cupcake Lady Fl-TikTok) mods and close friends. If you’ve been following her on TT or FB or know her locally, you know she has had a pacemaker for quite some time. And you know she has the biggest heart when it comes to her community, whether it be local or online. She’s rallied behind so many people to help in times of need and now, she needs our help in return! Unfortunately, due to her drive to save her business and provide cupcakes to as many people as possible, her pacemaker battery has run down sooner than expected. She’s now at a point where she needs surgery ASAP. And with this surgery, she’s going to need a minimum of 2 weeks to recover and the shop will be closed for (hopefully, just) 2 weeks. As a small business owner, this quite honestly could break her business and create a situation where she’s unable to recover financially. Originally, she thought she had about 6 months to prepare for this until she started feeling bad last week and found out she had less than a week left before her situation became dire. I know times are tough for a lot of people right now but if you can help in any way to support Theresa and the Cupcake Cafe LLC, we’d be forever grateful. Any little bit helps and could just be the donation that saves her shop, her business, her family and, of course, Angel’s job as well. Donations** will be used to pay for the needs of the shop; the needs of her family during this time; and ensure that Angel is still paid. We’re hoping that this will ensure that Theresa (and Angel) can come back to us as soon as Theresa is feeling well enough. If you know Theresa at all, you know, she’s great at giving to others but not so great at accepting from others. But right now, she needs our help! Let’s show her just how much she means to us; her local community and her online community. Thank you in advance for help in any way you can! We love you all!” **If you’d prefer to donate directly or help in another way, Theresa has a Linktree with other donation options. Here’s the link: https://linktr.ee/cupcake_lady_fl

By Kim Hunt

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