Help a disabled wildlife writer move house

Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

Eileen is very seriously ill and her doctors say she needs intensive ongoing treatment. But she is a very private person and we are respecting her wishes not to reveal details of her illness and treatment regime. She recently developed a problem that gave us all a fright, but she is in the hands of a great medical team who quickly stabilised her condition and are managing her pain. And she is fighting it all with her usual bravery and cheerfulness. 

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Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

Now the move is completed, we have decided to extend the fundraising deadline to the maximum length allowed so we can give Eileen and her family some ongoing support. The donated money is being passed on to them as it arrives, and some has already been put to good use. They are thrilled with the loving messages from donors, so please keep them coming.

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Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

John sent us news of some more progress, and even better, a photo of Eileen in her lovely green room, which I’ll post on the main page.

“Here's a blurry cell phone picture for the meantime.  Since then the hospital bed has arrived and we've added some other stuff.  I built a temporary ramp for now and am making plans for a better more permanent one.”

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Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

That was the heading on an email from Eileen herself

“My hopes and expectations have been fulfilled to such an extent I can scarcely credit them! The charm and accoutrements of my new living quarters have been fashioned to such a delightful extreme level that I am in seventh heaven, truly. John and Cathy have gone beyond the call of duty and made their spare room into a very comfortable living space for me. Besides that, their home is pleasant and warm and being here with them is comforting. Tom is adjusting to the new quarters well and is happily sleeping on the bed.”

(Tom is her cat. I have requested a photo of him.)

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Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

The plan for Eileen to move before Christmas didn’t work out. But just a couple of days into the new year we were delighted to get this news from John.

"At this very moment my mom is napping in her new, bright green room, safe and sound as can be.  Cathy and I are exhausted as we were up all night packing and moving, and we still have to take a lot of things to storage and return the truck, but we're relieved knowing that Eileen is happy and home.  She was so thrilled to see the house and know she has a place here. Give our love to everyone who has helped in this."

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Update posted by skannie On Jan 15, 2015

Eileen’s son John and his partner Cathy are working hard to get a room in their house ready for Eileen so she can move in with them. Here’s an update from John.

"Got some drywall and shelf parts today and am taping and spackling the walls right now. Cathy brought a few paint swatches to consult with my mom on wall and ceiling colors.  Yellows and greens, most likely.  I think that staying with us is just what she needs.  She's been so humble about her own welfare for so long, and so she deserves to be pampered a little bit every day.  It's easier for me to be a caregiver if I don't have to sacrifice so much time to the travel and logistics."
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Kimberly Stewart

Backed with $25.00 On Jan 19, 2015

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Thanks for all your contributions to all the Barbara Sher communities, Eileen! Glad you love your new home.

Karen Lyu

Backed with $10.00 On Jan 19, 2015

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Guest

Backed with $25.00 On Jan 13, 2015

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I wish you well with your move; it has been a learning experience hanging out on barbarasher.com

David F

Backed On Jan 12, 2015 Amount Hidden

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Wishing you the best, Eileen!

Elizabeth Loupas

Backed On Jan 09, 2015 Amount Hidden

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My thoughts are with you in this difficult time, Eileen. My very best wishes to you and your family.

Another online friend

Backed with $15.00 On Dec 20, 2014

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Guest

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 19, 2014

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Any friend of Barb and Skannie is a friend of mine. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Jim Chandler

Backed with $100.00 On Dec 15, 2014

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Elaine deserves this if I ever saw it. Hang in there, Elaine, we are with you!

Luisa

Backed On Dec 15, 2014 Amount Hidden

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Eileen is the best!!! She contributed to my fundraiser when she needed help herself. Although we have never met in person, I consider her one of my sweetest friends. Hugs, Eileen!

animal loving friend from HO :)

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 14, 2014

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