I'm hoping to raise money for a number of reasons because the needs just seem so overwhelming. My twin sister had a nasty heart attack, right at the time in her life when she was beginning a new (min. wage) job to fund her badly needed divorce. As you might guess the heart attack left her very incapable of doing much, as it left her mostly paralyzed on her right side and partially paralyzed on her left side.
Her marriage of 26 years made her a "housewife" for most part, and fairly unskilled when it came time to re-enter the job market, as she has been also partially retired on his income.
She's a strong women, but 54 and not getting younger as I. Doctors do feel she can make a great recovery but they are uncertain to what extent. Unfortunately, his insurance is not willing cover her therapy needs, and I'm job transitioning myself.
I want to raise the monies for a list of things but the most primary being to get her into a conducive environment to her healing since I can do little else for her. I came here with minimal hopes in raising the money to:
Pay an Attorney's retainer fee
Pay the Attorney for the divorce (which will help her secure her assets, few as they may be)
Pay for a new health insurance plan for the year (to get her rehabilitation on track)
Since she has no help from her husband (even while they live together, and being a former Paramedic) she is working in her bedroom alone constantly to practice moving her limbs and regain coordination. The husband is volatile and unpredictable. I think that makes her situation more dangerous needs be, and we refuse to be confrontational with him.
Alone, she making some progress in rehabilitating her coordination and has regained communication between the right and left cerebral hemispheres allowing her to now tell me vocally for of sad hell, which is how i ended up coming here. Now that she has resumed talking again, after 6 months of not talking, and being treated like an unwanted vegetable by her husband and daughter in her own home, she has resolved to take on a new and needed life.
I feel her strength, progress and prayers, will allow me at some point to get her into a trade school within the next year or sooner as she pushes through her rehabilitative efforts.
I love my sister, but i cannot do this without help, this life-changing event is huge, and more of an undertaking than i can fathom. i've never used a campaign before this, but i'll learn anything i need to help my wonderful sister. My sis and I are true to self-sufficiency, which i want help her get back to. As soon as I begin a new job i will be adding (hopefully) by getting her a place to live. I'm all the family she has, we both pray anyone to help us. I am willing to give contact information if I am allowed here to do so and post regular updates.