Imagine you are a stay-at-home mom, a homeschooling mom, who has decided to get back into the workforce.
that while training for your new position, in a field you've wanted to
enter for sometime, a fluke event creates a permanent, painful
disability, whose pain leaves you bedridden sometimes for a day at a time,
ending that future career and closing the door to most others.
Imagine that you then move
somewhere where life is supposed to be a little easier on you and your
family. But life there turns out to be harder than you planned and you
and your spouse start researching other places to settle the two of you
and your kids. And then, things start getting frightening. Imagine that
someone in your family's life there, someone who had been a friend of the spouse, is clearly unstable, but hasn't done
anything yet to warrant legal action and if you can even get a
protection order, that very act has a high chance of triggering the
unstable person into action, possibly even violence (and he has access to firearms).
wanting to move somewhere else starts to become a need. You don't have family who can help. Friends don't really have the means--especially since you have 5 kids. Your past
experience with unstable people tells you that this person could end up
doing something any time--and the stress is causing your pain to flare
up even worse than usual.
You start feeling a pressing
need to move, but you haven't been able to save up enough funds yet to
move you and this little guy and his siblings:
If this were you, would you not appreciate it so much if others, strangers could help you?
There's a lot of talk about the government being "responsible" for taking care of this and that, for protecting us. When it really comes down to it, we are the ones who need to take responsibility for helping each other and protecting each other.
You can help this family, this friend of mine. She is sooo appreciative of any amount, even $5. She is starting to feel desperate. They have even started researching other places closer by they could move to but to find adequate housing for them, so far, has been more than they can rightfully spend.
Please help them in any way you can. Maybe it'll be $5, $10, or even $50 or $100. Maybe it'll be sharing the GoFundMe link to your friends and family and on your blog or Twitter or Facebook. Go to GoFundMe now and help: