Organized by: Sammie Fiergola
Roadtrip4Recovery a personal fundraiser to try to raise enough money in a very short amout of time to allow my boyfriend(Justin), my 3 kids (Ariana, Axton, and Max), and I (Sammie) to drive across country from small town North Dakota to Northern California so the kids and I can meet Justin's mom Carol for the first time. We were originally planning a trip there in the fall due to the fact that we would be able to save enough money for the trip, and also our 4th child(we're expecting) would be able to meet Grandma also. May 7th 2016, the day before Mother's Day Justin recieved a devisating message that his mom failed in health was in ICU on life support, and the prognosis wasn't good. They have always shared a special bond, and birthday ;). Carol was so excited to find out her baby was going to have his first baby. He told her the good new on April Fools Day, not purposely, but She never questioned him if it a prank or not. She absolutely knew it was real and that its a girl and that she would share the same birthday as her self and Justin. My due date is right around theres. His emotions are high, not only because the thought that he could lose his mom without seeing her in four years, but because she may not get to meet the kids and I and see how perfectly imperfect our family is becoming. How happy we all are to have finally found the missing piece to our puzzle. The Drs on her medical team say she is showing signs of improvement and can have visitors now, though she is not out of rhe woods yet. We feel that our visit would provide her the comfort, happiness, excitement to make a faster and more stable recovery. Since this was such an unexpected and sudden event we cannot afford to go. Until this last year when I fell in love with Justin, I've been a young single mother of my 3 kids for 11 years, proud to struggle to provide and care for them on my own by working hard and living with simplicity to make ends meet. I feel so strongly to find a way to be with and support Carol, and help her get started on the hard and emotional road to recovery. This was our only option to tey and make it out therw. So I figured this amount out cover gas food and hotel cost for our trip. Also for lost wages since there is only one of us employed right now and a baby on the way. Thank you to everyone that donates in advance. Ur kindness and generosity is much appreciated by our family. And we will pay it forward whenever we can.