Sam's library dedication for her grandmother
Organized by: Samantha Dorj
So since my dear grandmother passed away last year I've been thinking about what I wanted to dedicate in her honour. And I'd been going crazy and emotional thinking about what I could do that was dear to her and then it hit me a small library in the community school in her hometown. She was born into a farming family and married my grandfather when she was very young and had 6 children. She's faced a lot of hardship and dedicated all her salary so her children were fed and had shoes for their feet. The farming and manual labour really took a toll on her and she was diagnosed with arthritis in the early 2000's. I was her favourite granddaughter and I loved her so much. She raised me to be the person I am and every summer I went home to see her I would never want to leave and at the end of August I'd find myself crying at the airport. When she was young she used to tell me that if I cried she would die and that is thought that I never wanted to think about so I stopped crying when I was at the airport. She's struggled with arthritis and her knees straightened to the point they wouldn't bend. She couldn't walk outside or down the stairs on her own. The last 3 years she's spent more days inside than out. For someone who was very active and independent she really hated it. She never wanted anyone of us to give our jobs and our lives to be by her side and she did whatever she could to stay longer in this earth. She took any medication recommended, attend every treatment, saw every doctor and ready every natural remedy book. Last september when she was home alone she fell twice and lay there for hours and her body wasn't healing and when I found out I decided to go home and see her. Luckily she waited for me and she was so happy to see me she ate and talked the whole day. That same day and night I looked after her, massaged her and rubbed her feet and then during the night she had left us without us knowing. I wish she said goodbye to me.......and now she won't be there on my wedding day to see me get married like I had always dreamed. I miss her every minute of every day and building or setting up a small library in her hometown is the least thing that I could do. Sadly I single handedly can't find a cure for arthritis. So please help me accomplish my dream. If I can reach my fundraising goal I will update with photos as a token of my appreciation.