An employee of a popular bar and restaurant in Shamong, Burlington County, is dealing with a catastrophic health emergency. Now, the staff there is asking for donations to aid in her care and that of her young son.

If you've ever been to the Pic-A-Lilli Inn on Route 206, chances are you've noticed bartenders and servers that know the names of diners and vice versa. That's because The Pic has been around for nearly 100 years and keeps loyal customers coming back time and time again.

Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong, NJ
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It's its own little community and that means when someone the staff cares about is in their time of need, The Pic steps up to help.

According to a GoFundMe page, Jessica Gillen, a bartender at Pic-A-Lilli Inn, went into a Philadelphia hospital to have a procedure to treat an aneurysm.

Patient in Hospital Bed

There were reportedly complications and Jessica suffered a stroke that has left her in a coma with reduced brain function.

Not only is Gillen a part of the team at The Pic, she's also mom to a 7-year-old son with special needs.

Jessica and Jack Gillen
courtesy GoFundMe

There's a goal of raising at least $15,000 to assist with Jessica's medical expenses and the care of her son Jack if you'd like to donate. Every single cent could make both their lives a little easier.

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