Since 2016 I’ve been undergoing treatment for recurrent cancer. I’ve had two lots of surgery, plus chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During this time I first lost my job and then had to return to lower paid employment. My Mum has helped support me and my family through this time, both emotionally and financially. Thanks to her, and my wife’s hard work, we’ve been able to pay our mortgage and stay in the home that we share with our 3 school-age children.
However, in the last year, Mum’s dementia has progressed and she needs an increasing amount of care. She is struggling to afford the care she needs and I am unable to pay back the money she has given us. She has been denied funding for her care because of the money she has given us over the last few years. We’ve also exhausted our savings and built up credit card debts during this time, hence we are still struggling to make ends meet.
I am looking to raise enough to at least to repay the money Mum has given us to keep a roof over the head of her grandchildren during our crisis. I was brought up to believe that family comes first and always looks out for each other. Now I am looking for assistance to give my Mum the care she deserves.
In the meantime I am looking for a better paid job, or additional part-time work to supplement my income. As soon as I am in a better position, I will pay back the kindness I hope to receive from strangers via this appeal.
Thank you for reading,