I have an ongoing personal fundraiser to help me raise money to make an older mobile home liveable for my husband and I to live in.
The mobile home was meant for only storage but … my husband and I are senior citizens and we have been facing homelessness.
The man who owns the house we live in is also a senior citizen … he needs to sell the house we live in to better his own life.
We understand and hold no ill feelings. We have been panicking as we have 2 rescue dogs, and one dog we have had since a puppy. We were in dire need as he told us to move, calling numerous times a day.
My husband’s health is really bad. He is a veteran yet, he hasn’t ever received benefits he applied for over a year ago.
We live on a limited income and have do without things we wish or want for. We also, have to pay co-pays … most of the time we don’t have them.
We make sure our Pups3 have good food, water … my husband and I don’t eat healthy. He needs to because he is diabetic and has wounds that reoccur on his legs. For the time being I am bandaging them … he was just released from the home health nurse. I can get the doctor to get them again if his legs get any worse.
My husband has a second pacemaker … they just replaced the first one … this one has a 3rd line. His heart beats too slow. He has heart failure history. He has stroke history and kidney failure history. He gets very sick. Recently he became very dehydrated with a kidney tract infection.
He has worked so hard and we never went without. Now, he talks about going back to work and I let him … I know in my Heart he won’t be able to again. I tell him yes, I’ll support him if he goes back to work and when he feels well enough he can. I don’t ever discourage him. He is all I have … him and our 3 dogs are the only family I have left.
I’ve lost all my family including my only child at the age of 40 … he died with 3 blockages to his heart. We never knew he was sick.
I have been doing a personal fundraiser to get raise money to do repairs on the older mobile home our friends told us we could live in for as long as we want … never having to pay rent.
Gracious, I’ve raised several thousand dollars and so far … I haven’t gotten all that needs replaced, repaired done. I have to pay soon the septic hookup once the inspection of the water hook-up, septic hookup and the heat/air hook up … that is $1,000. I don’t have that. The fundraiser I had has slowed down … I have been afraid.
I also, have to pay an additional $575 owing to the man who set the mobile home too high, had to come back to lower, set it up. He is pressing for that money. I don’t have it.
I was hoping to pay all that needs to be done so, I would fill our little chest freezer full of food … and get all the canned goods restocked. So far, I’ve bought only a little.
We have been without so much … I don’t want my husband to suffer anymore. Me … I don’t eat very much so it’s okay. I had weight-loss surgery in 2016 so, going without very much food I’m used to.
I wanted to have extra money to get my husband’s pickup looked over, repairs made. Thankfully, I did raise enough to get a cheap set of tires for it. We keep adding antifreeze as his pickup keeps losing it.
I am only asking for this short time for any help anyone can give. I am not a taker, always a giver. We are truly down at the lowest point in our life now. We are realizing what I am sure many senior citizens have before us.
We very well can be homeless … we don’t have a family support at all … we are alone against the world so to speak. We have gotten older without noticing it … and now … we are coping with it all.
I was looking online to see if I could find additional help as I don’t want to keep asking everyone on the fundraiser I have. It’s almost over now … I can see I’m not going to have what I need. I have to find other ways now.
I still need 3 doors, 2 bathtubs as the two in the older mobile home are in bad condition being cracked from age, and I guess what they are made from. I see someone poured something in both trying to seal them. I don’t think anyone has lived in this mobile home for many years.
Some of the windows need replacing so they can be opened, closed … installed tightly.
We do have all our furniture, refrigerator, stove … everything. We have always done good until my husband became ill 2 years ago when he was hospitalized for 9 times, and almost didn’t make it 3 of those times. He hasn’t work since though he tried … ended back in the hospital. His blood pressure stays dangerously high from all the stress each day … we should have been moved before now … we are trying so hard to.
I have to have our small dog fence taken up, reinstalled at the mobile home. Also, our small portable building has to be moved to the mobile home. I need to have someone to come to move the heavy furniture I can’t get. My husband can’t lift and when he does, he overexerts quickly getting in bad shape. He begins to breathe hard and shaking.
I do all the lifting, trying to move everything. I have become very tired, sore because I’m not used to doing this. I have my own medical conditions but, I don’t dwell on them. When anything happens I cross that bridge when needed.
I am not trying to get something for nothing. I don’t want to sound like I’m begging nor do I want to sound like I’m pitiful. We have led a good life and now, the rest of our life will change. We are adapting with it … it’s just being told to leave unexpectedly caused so much to begin happening … that’s very scary.
I ask any of you from my very Heart if you can see your way to helping me financially … I would be most grateful. I am doing the very best I can and I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without many people caring. I am forever grateful to them. I am forever grateful to you who read my words, recognize my sincerity and help me. It means our whole world.
We are so thankful to the people who so kindly cared with their hearts to let us have a safe haven. We’ve never been homeless and I have been very afraid.
I am so close to getting things done for us to move in as soon as next week if I can raise enough money to get all these things done that I mentioned.
I hope to raise several thousand more dollars to get all right so, we can live in the mobile home. My husband deserves the best now … he is an old veteran who did 2 tours in Vietnam. He has worked hard providing for me and I never wanted. He would give before he took for himself. He is the kindest man I’ve ever known, always helping others. He will open doors now when he needs them opened for him … I watch over him constantly because his health worries me.
When I had non-Hodgkins lymphoma … battled for my life over 3 years, my husband took care of me … took me to all my appointments and still worked. Not only that … he began losing a lot of blood in the bathroom … just after I was told I was in remission … he was diagnosed with colon cancer. We were faced with another battle. We are both cancer survivors.
I tell you these things so you will recognize our need is great, we are real people who have been going through a crisis … with no kind of family support. My family isn’t here anymore.
Thank you very much for reading my words. I hope you, the ones who want to help people who really are in need … will recognize how sincere I am. I will put my PayPal link below. I hope I’ve done as I’m supposed to here.