Beverley's New Beginning
Organized by: Beverley Ward
My name is Beverley and I’m a 74 year-old Christian woman who is on the verge of becoming homeless. This fund will help me relocate and establish a new residence closer to my family.
Two years ago I lost the love of my life. My husband of fifty-five years ended his battle with alcohol by having a major heart-attack. He had been sick with cirrhosis and kidney failure. I know it was his time, but it didn’t make it any easier.
When he passed, I went into a deep depression. In spite of his alcoholism, he was a good and gentle man who provided for me as best he could and never missed an opportunity to show his love for me. We had a very small insurance plan which paid only for his funeral and end-of-life expenses. Even though I know in my heart that he is with God now, I miss him every single day.
I have health issues of my own. I have heart disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and diabetes. My pain and depression made it even harder for me to begin to see any happiness in any day.
Recently, I’ve found a new dedication to living my life. I woke up one day and decided that as long as I was living I need to live life to the fullest. My husband would not have wanted me to sit in my room and hide out in the darkness. I no longer wanted that either. I began taking little adventures in my motorized wheel chair and even managed to take the bus for the first time in my life. I did shopping without having to have someone drive me there. I was discovering that I may be handicapped, but I was capable of being independent up to a certain point. With the help of several medical specialists, my heath is improving and will continue to improve as long as I’m pro-active in following the doctor’s orders.
Physically things are looking bright. Unfortunately, my living situation does not have the same bright outlook. It is toxic and if I don’t manage to find a more suitable housing set-up, I could find myself living in a shelter or, even worse, on the street.
My little brother and his wife, who have been my prayer warriors, have been eager to help me get to a safer environment. Through their church they found a single-wide mobile home in need of extensive TLC. They purchased the home for a very reasonable price and are offering it to me. But they live more than 700 miles away. A move of that magnitude will require a lot more cash than I can manage on my own.
I am grateful for the blessings I have been given. However, I will need funds for refurbishing my new home, transportation to my new location, furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies and re-stocking. The bottom line is that I will be taking only my bed, bedding and a few personal items.
I am asking for any donations that you might be able to provide. I need your help to get me to my new house and turn it into a home that is safe, comfortable and close to my beloved brother and his wife.
Thank you for reading my story and may God bless you. --- Beverly