My name is Essence. My 74-year-old mom recently went to the hospital for stomach pain. During her stay, she found out that her cancer from 2 years ago returned. Now she has stage four cervical cancer, and it has metasticized. It has spread to her stomach, liver and tissues. She has lost mobility, but she still has a spirit to fight.
As her daughter, I would like to be by her side to help her have the best quality of life as possible and support her. She took care of me after all. She had faith while the doctors told her I would die and wouldn’t live past the age of one. Because she fought for me to live as a preemie born at 2lbs 6 ounces, I would like to return the same special love and care. For the first year of my life, she celebrated my birthday everyday with the birthday song and balloons. While I can never repay her, I would like to give her the comfort of my presence. Also, my daughter would like to create some lasting memories with her while I care for her through this fight.
My mom stays in Florida. My 8-year-old daughter and I reside in Plainview, Texas. I am requesting financial help to drive from Plainview, TX to Margate, FL. The drive is approximately 24 hours. I would have to stop midway to rest, as I have difficulty seeing at night. To get to Florida I need a total of $720.00. I have included a breakdown of the cost. Thank to anyone that can help. Your gift of kindness is greatly appreciated.
- Gas for the trip: $500.00
- $125.00 for a hotel stay mid-way 12 hours
- $75.00 for food for my daughter and I
- $20 for Florida Tolls