Helping Hands for others
Organized by: Cristel Cline
I am looking to raise $27,700.00 for a few people in my community
There is a special lady who has been a fixture to my small community for years - she has watched so many of our kids grow up and most of them call her Aunt, mamaw - but everyone calls her friend... In the past 2 years she has lost her grandson and brother to cancer within 4 months of each other - while taking care of her grandson she lost the restaurant she ran at the nearby livestock auction market, she is now taking care of another special lady in this small community who is fighting another terminal illness - I am looking to raise $6000.00 this will pay her truck off, fill her propane for the winter, catch up all other bills and pay 6 months of her rent.
This man has been a very dear friend to me for over 30 yrs - his youngest brother was my best friend till his passing in 2007, his mother was like my 2nd mother until her passing April this year - He has been battling a liver cancer since October 2013 all the while he took care of his mother, is and has been raising his great nephew (since the child was 3 now 10) and doing so as a single man. He has to build a separate bedroom for his great nephew in order for him to legally adopt him this is going to cost him $7,000 he also has medical bill totaling $7700.00
This person is my mother she had a stroke in 2012 - lived with me for a while then we consolidated to her house where we could split the bills, my sister also had staph infection on her brain which resulted in a stroke and little or no use of hand and leg on her right side, she recently was hospitalized for and infection from a surgery that did not heal due to diabetes. My mothers house is a large farm house and is capable of housing 3 families but needs some major upgrades in order to do so.
I am a software support technician and work 10 to 12 hours a day and put in a lot of time on the weekends. I sometimes have to travel and get someone to stay with my mother while I am out of town, it will make things much easier with the few upgrades to the electircal and heating and put in an outside entrance to an apartment upstairs, appx cost is $7000.00
Any raised above and beyond what is paid out to the above, I will continue to find, listen and help others that are working, honest and trying to survive in this unforgiving world. My faith is the only thing keeping me going and I pray the ability to help those struggling.
There is no greater feeling than to help someone !! -