Something for mom
Organized by: Alison Moulton
My parents spent their life working hard to give me and my brother, both of whom are adopted, a descent life. After 45 years of marriage and a long hard career my parents had plans to travel with each other and enjoy family living out their happy hard earned days of retirement with one another. Almost three months after my dad officially retired he had a seizure and was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiform. Once dad was diagnosed with this disease that robs you of all hopes and dreams of growing old together with your spouse and takes those precious and anticipated days of fun and laughter with your young 2 year old grandson, my parents discovered a new and devastating reality of shelling out their life's savings to treat my dad's cancer (9k a treatment with 24 treatments and it must be paid before they ship the medicine) along with every second of every day filled with doctor appointments, dressing wounds from the diabetes caused by the steroids, and sleepless nights engulfed with anxiety of the apparent loss of a dream and hard earned, life long ambition to work hard enough to be able to enjoy your family that you've worked so hard to build into a life. I can't begin to explain the amount of stress this has put on my mother who has stuck with my dad doing everything for him until his final days. Depression has set in and every night in the shower she says she just sobs knowing that her mate of 45 years is leaving this earth never having lived out the dream they worked so hard with one another to make a reality. I want to give my mom the gift of financial security so that after my dad leaves this world she doesn't have to spend the rest of her days swallowed by the stress of how to pay for day to day life. Since a lot of their retirement savings has been spent on treatments, my mom is now left with the burden of simply having the means to live. Please help me give my mom the gift of a lifetime, the gift of peace knowing you are financially able to pay your bills and eat and put a roof over your head without the fear of not being able to afford it.