Help a Mom With a Heart of Gold in Need of Help of Her Own
Organized by: Adam Keller
This is very important to me. My mother spent the past several years of her life taking care of my grandmother, preparing all of her end-of-life details, providing in-home around-the-clock physical assistance, providing transportation, feeding, bathing, medicating, and otherwise providing for whatever needs she may have had. She walked away from a full-time position making almost $100K a year to do this.
Now, a senior herself, and despite enormous efforts, she has been unable to find a new job after having been out of the workforce for nearly three years. Yet, she keeps on trying.
On top of dealing with that, she is being sued by other family members over my grandmother's will. As mentioned before, my mother received no help from any outside sources related to the care of my grandmother in her final stages of life. Her two siblings visited one or two times a year, and for a week or less. During that time, they expressed their inability to deal with their mother considering her then deteriorating condition. But now that their mother is gone, they're doing everything they can do fight what was left to my mother. And the worst part about it is that her siblings are in no need of the financial gain from the will. It is simply out of spite.
So, on top of mourning her mother's death, and being without a job, now she is working on trying to fight a lawsuit brought on by (in my opinion) greedy and undeserving family members with no income, and no ability to otherwise generate money for bills or food. She is sinking in a vast sea of uncertainty and constantly fighting to come up for air.
Knowing what she has gone through, and how she was always there for my siblings and myself no matter what, and always putting our concerns before those of her own, it pains me to see her have to struggle like this, and so late in life. It simply shouldn't be. And that's why this cause is so important to me. It will help me help my mother end her unnecessary struggle. She'll be able to afford her legal fees, afford some food, afford her car payment so she can continue searching for a new job, and afford her some desperately needed assistance in a time of unwarranted emotional and financial devastation.
So please, if this cause speaks to you, help with whatever you can. Thank you.