BENEFITING: Hope Alzheimer's Center
My mother has advanced Alzheimer's Disease. I left my job 4 years ago to take care of her full-time. At the time, I was a single mother comfortably supporting my 2 children. I went from being a successful retail manager with savings and great credit to scraping by on the limited income of an in-home caregiver and Bill collectors calling. But I'm not sorry. These last 4 years have been the hardest of my life, but I would do it again. My mother needed me. After several bouts of pneumonia and a diagnosis of COPD, I made the difficult decision of placing her in hospice care. While it was the right choice for her, it dropped me from a small income to no income at all. I have looked for a job but I have had no luck. In retail, bad credit is a huge red flag. My home is about to go into foreclosure. I go into the bathroom every night and run water so that my children don't hear me crying. They have been through so much with their grandmother. I am so broken hearted that doing the right thing for someone else can so completely devastate my family. Alzheimer's is a disgusting disease that destroys families along with its victim's minds. I don't ask for help easily, but for my children I will even beg. Please help us. With any funds raised, I plan to pay my mortgage that is in arrears and catch up on some other bills. Thank you and God bless.