SUMMIT, NJ - Mae's smile and sunny demeanor light up the iconic Summit Diner as she greets Hilltop City residents and folks from neighboring communities, one of many reasons the venerable Summit eatery is so popular with those who come there from parts near and far to experience a true New Jersey original.

The familiar friendly waitress has however, literally, fallen on some difficult times recently, and Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation -- itself based at the Diner -- has stepped in to help.

A slip and fall in front of her home resulted in her seriously fracturing her leg, which subsequently caused her to undergo a very painful surgery that saw numerous pins drilled into her leg. Mae cannot walk or work and will require months of physical therapy. To make matters worse, while visiting the hospital for a checkup, she slipped again and broke one of her toes.

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A hardworking, determined lady who is putting herself through County College of Morris by waitressing and cleaning houses, Mae has been forced to put all of that on hold for now and until she gets better.

"As many of you know, the Summit Diner is world headquarters for the tiny Other Fellow First Foundation," said Foundation co-Founder and Director Brett Haire. "We exist to help New Jersey folks in distress. Given our mission, it is hard to imagine a more deserving candidate for our help. If you can help with her living and medical expenses, please join us in helping Mae get back on her feet."

To make a contribution in support of Mae's recovery, visit