A few days after Christmas, on December 29th 2017, following several attempts to contact my mother, as we spoke regularly several times daily. I decided to drive to her home, for the simple fact that something did not feel right.
When I arrived, I entered her home and screamed her name several times with nobody answering. I walked down the hallway, all the doors were opened except the door to the spare bedroom. I attempted to open the door and it would not open. It was quite obvious something was behind it. It was my lifeless mother who layed there dead. It was bacterial meningitis, she was only 57 years old.
I had an amazing relationship with my mother. therefore this being very hard to overcome. Although like any other hard-working father I returned to work.
Although not even a month following the death of my mother. On January 23rd 2018, my wife Tanya & I heard the news that would forever change our lives, and our sons’ lives. Devastating, excruciating, worst-nightmare-type news … the kind that breaks your heart and brings you to your knees. “It’s a brain tumour”… the words used to describe why my beautiful, healthy 31 year old wife and partner of 16 years was having unbearable migraines.
I had to take charge and We chose a clinical trial that required her to attend the treatment every two weeks. The treatment was 500 km one way. It also required us to stay overnight every visit. We did successfully complete 19 treatments and spent our savings. Sadly on October 29, 2018 she passed away at the local hospice.
I lost my best friend my high school sweetheart and on top of that I’ve become me a single father of two boys that I had to protect and take care of.
In April 2019 I received the phone call from the head of HR, from what was then my current employment of 12 years. They informed me that due to low commodities for such a long extended period of time they had to cut back and 250 employees will be out of a job and I was one of those. Therefore not having a job to return to.
On August 15 2019, my maternal grandmother passed away at the hospital from lung cancer.
After not working for almost a year and going through our savings for the clinical trial this put me in a bad financial position.
I stand here today in the brink of bankruptcy hoping that my story can catch the eyes of some amazing people that can help me through this. I would even love my children to have an education fund it would make their mother so proud.
This is why I am now struggling with my pride in order to ask for help. We just need a break. So if anyone reads this and your here to just help. Pls consider my family. I know the list is long. I know there’s always someone who has it worse then me.
Humbled by your consideration and I appreciate your donation of any amount.
Thank you so much from the bottoms of our hearts.