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Final Goodbye To My Mom

Organized by: Tonya Monroe

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THE STORY:

My parents, 1 brother, and I moved from North Dakota to Arizona in 1996 to be close to my sister. A couple years later another brother joined us. My parents moved to Tennessee 8 years ago and we were going to follow, but finances got in the way so we never went. My parents visited us 1-2 times a year, then my grandmother in ND and sister here in AZ passed within 5 months of each other in 2011. That was the last time I have seen my parents as I couldn't attend my grandpa's funeral in ND last year in June. A few short years afterwards my father started having medical issues with end stage organ failure and my mother starting battling alzheimer's. My mothers disease so fast she became a ward of the state of Tennessee and was placed in a care facility. Today I got the dreaded call my mother is in the emergency room with doctors debating whether to do surgery or not to save her life. Then, 48 minutes later I called my father, I was informed she passed away. I'm a single mother of 3 teenagers ages 14 and 13 year old twins. We live on my disability for 6 years now for multiple disabilities and have no money to spare at a crucial time in our lives. My children and I desperately need help raising funds for the cheapest flight from Arizona to Tennessee and cheapest hotel in Tennessee. I need to be with my father & siblings, help with arrangements, and say goodbye to my mother. I have checked on rates and found out it would be cheaper to rent a car and drive myself as a last option due to my disabilities limiting my driving that would take me at least 3 days to get there. Whichever way God decides will be. I will end my fundraiser if there's enough to drive but not fly and if there's extra I will pay it forward to another fundraiser. Thank you and God Bless.

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