Send Marc & Caregiver to Medjugorje
Organized by: Teresa Grodi
Marc is a husband and father of 3 who was recently diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s Disease. He and his wife, Julie, are both partially disabled (as is their live-in adult daughter).
I would like them to be able to go to Medjugorje before Marc, my dad, is physically unable to go.
They currently do not have an income due to their disabilities (but are hoping for gainful employment to suit their now altered physical abilities in the future). My mom was reconverted to Jesus Christ and his Church through Medjugorje. Her conversion led to many lasting conversions through Medjugorje among our family and friends, including my own.
Although he is not Catholic, my father found much healing through Our Lady of Medjugorje’s maternal love, and prays to her often with us. While all close to Marc would be praying for a physical miracle, we pray more deeply for the grace to suffer along side Christ and grow in love. Please pray with us to St. John Paul the Great, who shared this disease, that God's will be done in our lives.
A kind friend, Sean, suggested my parents accompany his pilgrimage to Medjugorje, June 5-13, 2016: http://apparitionhill.tv/pilgrimage. We would like to use this fundraiser to take him up on his offer. If every person who reads this were to give $10, we would reach our goal in no time!! (If you cannot give, I humbly ask you to consider sharing this fundraiser.)
**Any additional money raised will go toward sponsoring another person for the trip, as determined by the pilgrimage operator. If my parents do not make the amount to go on the pilgrimage, the money will be given to sponsor another person for the trip.
BREAKDOWN OF THE FUNDRAISING GOAL
*Pilgrimage Cost: $5,310 for both my dad and his caregiver, my mom from the Detroit airport.
*Passport Cost: $220 for both.
*Tavel Insurance: $238 for both. I deem travel insurance is necessary, due to the degenerative nature of my father’s disease. If unforeseen change in circumstances causes his pilgrimage to be cancelled, we want to be certain the money you donate is refunded and given to another person wanting to go to Medjugorje.
*Modest Lunches: $230 for both. Lunches are not covered by cost of pilgrimage, 7 days x 2 persons x 15 euros = 210 Euros / 230 USD
*Taxi Rides: $55. My dad is still relatively mobile; however, due to a deteriorating spine, he has a hard time walking for a long time and may need to take a taxi at times when the rest of the group walks.