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Published on December 27th, 2011 | by DerbyLife


Jet City Skater Needs Your Help


Jet City Rollergirls skater Julie JaNeshefskie, aka Rita N Weep, and her family were devastated on Christmas Day when a wind storm felled a large tree branch that landed on their car while driving to see family. JaNeshefskie’s 9 year old daughter, Tobiah “Zippy” Leonard, and her husband were victims of the impact. Julie held Zippy in her arms while the family waited for an ambulance, and unfortunately Zippy died at the scene of the accident.

Julie’s husband Tim’s neck was broken, and he remains incapacitated. A metal sculptor by trade, he is his family’s sole source of income, and Zippy is survived by two sisters. The family of four has no financial resources to deal with this sudden tragedy.

Julie’s team, the Camaro Harem, has set up a paypal account through which you can donate funds to the family. Any little bit you can offer will help this family enormously in their time of grief and need. For more information, see the Jet City Rollergirls facebook page. Our thoughts are with Julie and her family. We wish Tim a speedy recovery, and we at DerbyLife and DNN would like to share our condolences for their tragic loss. We cannot even imagine your pain, and we wish you all well.


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