My mom means everything to me, which is why I am raising money in order to save her life. My mom and I have always been very close and she has had an extremely hard life. My mom, my little sister and I moved here 11 years ago from Brazil in order to live with my dad. My mom has struggled finding jobs and learning English, she worked at a cheese factory for 8 years, this job took a huge toll on her, and because of it she has Fibromyalgia and can no longer work at most places. My dad has never really helped her learn the language because he has always wanted her under his control and now he has her completely powerless. My mom does not have a car and my parents live 8 miles away from everything, therefore if you don't have a vehicle, you are basically a prisoner. I am going to college 4 hours away and my own mom can not come visit me, she also can not work because she has no way to get anywhere. She has no freedom. My dad will not help her and I see how she is sinking into a horrible depression. I want my mom to be at my wedding, I want her to be there when I have kids, I want her to be alive for many, many more years. But the way things are going right now, her depression is going to take her away from me. I am going to buy her a car with the money I raise; so she can finally be free, so she can finally be her own person. I don't want her to be a prisoner, I want her to be happy.