Get My Mom a Wheelchair
Organized by: Juliet Johnson
My mom is 43 years old and after 20 years of guessing the doctors finally figured out my mom has advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to long term lack of treatment my mom can't walk anymore. She is confined to the house now and as an independent hard working mom who usually had two jobs to raise us on her own this is torture. She smiles and pretends it's not terrible but I can't watch her look out the window knowing she wishes she was out there, all because we live in the wrong state. It could be years of fighting before we can help her. So the time for a nice electric wheelchair is now. We are also using any monies left over to buy her a service dog since it's also not covered by insurance unless you are blind. My mom dedicated her life to us. She put aside her dreams, her needs, and wants to raise us. She didn't eat sometimes for a week at a time to keep us from going hungry. She started a clothing swap to help keep us in clothes when she couldn't afford it and it ended up becoming a city wide thing until she was too sick to run it anymore. She ran a GLEE club for young kids for free paying for the music out of her own pocket when she had it or borrowing and burning CD's to dance to until she couldn't walk anymore. My mom is driven, dedicated, and about the best mom in the whole world. She deserves the help this time. I hope you can help her get it.