Hello and thank you for taking the time to consider helping me out for the holidays. Why am I asking strangers on the internet to give me money, you ask? It’s not because I can’t keep up on bills or I’m behind in rent, it’s because I really want to give my parents a spectacular Christmas this year. Unfortunately, though I can stay on top of bills and rent, I live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford what they deserve, especially after the year they’ve had. In early January, I received a call from my Mom telling me that my Dad had suffered a major stroke and was currently hospitalized. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, three months later, my Mom was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma. Though she was told by the doctors that it was a mild case and a minor surgery would be able to remove the growth, it was still a tumultuous and sobering beginning to the year. Now, here we are at the end of 2018 and while both of my parents are mostly recovered (my Dad still has trouble following conversations and can’t walk for long periods without assistance) the medical bills have done a number on both of them. I’m so thankful that both of them are still here with me and I want to show them that by taking them on a trip to Zion National Park, our traditional go-to vacation spot from when I was a child. This year really showed me that my parents could go at anytime and I want to have at least one more spectacular vacation before that can happen. To whoever may be reading this and decides to help me out on this venture, words could not express how grateful I’d be for the opportunity you would be gifting on me. Please send any amount you wish to gift to paypal.me/biblioton and thank you again for helping me.