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This family of three has seen a never ending amount of tragedy. The mother has had to raise two daughters alone. The oldest daughter suffers from Asperger's Syndrome making it difficult and nearly impossible for the family to have any type of normal life. The mother has been plagued with illnesses for twenty years that make it virtually impossible for her to work.
Living with a young adult suffering from Asperger's Syndrome is like living with a live explosive. The mother cannot leave the house for fear of what will happen. The younger daughter can barely be in the same room for fear of an explosive reaction from the afflicted sister.
When we think of Autism most of us picture the quiet child that is closed off from the outside world periodically having tantrums or fits.
Aspergers is a whole different monster of a disorder. Generally it's victims are very intelligent people. But imagine not being able to leave a room until you have jerked your right arm ten times, or clicking your tongue fifty times, and not being able to control sudden outbursts of emotion.
Imagine having ideas that cannot be expressed or screaming every time the doorbell rings because the sound is too loud.
Now imagine being a mother, whose husband killed himself when these girls were very young, and you have had to have surgery after surgery for one thing or another, with little to no support from those around you. Imagine for years you have had to hide in your bedroom for fear of waking the screamer in your daughter with a sudden sound, or God forbid, a laugh.
This family has never had their own home and now is without medical insurance because the children have aged out of the system. The Autistic daughter has a small amount for being disabled, but the mother must care for her and herself now with no benefits, no way to earn a living, and no help from those around her.
This fund is being set up to purchase a small home that they can feel safe in, a room that is soundproof for the autistic daughter where she can play her music and be undisturbed, and maybe with the small amount they receive each month it can be used for medical expenses and food.
Help a family that has never asked for help. Help a woman who has devoted her entire life to her girls, have a home she is not afraid to be thrown out of. This will be a modest home but will be a home nonetheless.
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