My name is Jessica and I am doing whatever I can to help my dad. He has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He is undergoing chemotherapy and has terrible side effects including inability to eat, pain in his limbs, sensitivity to cold and extreme exhaustion.
Additionally, he has a colostomy bag and is unable to lift over ten pounds. He has been told he needs to rest, so you can imagine it is very hard for him to work anymore.
My dad has always done honest work as a hard laborer and now he can no longer do this to earn income. He does not qualify for disability due to his age (despite my many phone calls and efforts). I have been researching what else I can do to help. I would do anything to help him- unfortunately I am not a rich woman. I need support to help my dad. My dad is 70 years old and he is out of options at this point.
A parent starts out taking care of their children and then things flip and you end up trying to care for them. COVID hasn’t made this time any easier or convenient to provide that assistance. It is difficult to watch a man I admired, looked up to and watched live life to the fullest, now need so much assistance to do basic daily life tasks.
Any amount of money would help my dad to purchase daily items like food, would help to pay bills, rent, gas to get to and from chemotherapy appointments. Any amount of money would help my dad to have peace of mind while he focuses on recovery and doesn’t have to worry about how he will pay bills and IF he will be able to get to treatment.
I want my dad to live to see my kids get old, I want to share holidays with him and have many more milestones and memories together. It’s awful that financial stability is the difference between so much stress relief and happiness- something that unfortunately doesn’t come easily.
I know many people are in need and it’s tough to stand out as remarkable. If you relate to any part of my story, have the ability to help or feel compelled by any part of my story- please donate and help in any way you can. My appreciation is beyond anything I can express.