Hi my wonderful fans and minions.
Thank you in advance for stopping by, reading my fundraiser and your continued support!
The reason for my fundraiser is that I need to move, but not for selfish reasons of wanting somewhere more nice to live but for the sake of my parents.
Almost 4 years ago my father was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than "autoimmune." Within the CNS, the immune system attacks myelin — the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers — as well as the nerve fibers themselves. The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a wide variety of symptoms. The disease is thought to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors. People with MS typically experience one of four disease courses, which can be mild, moderate or severe.
Today, due to my father's condition, he is unable to work and my mother does her best to be both caregiver and main provider for the both of them. Sadly, my mother has not had a stable job since shortly before his diagnosis. They live off of food stamps and my fathers disability income. So, we decided that it was in their best interest to find a place together.
Let's back up for a second though, because my parents did have one bright spot of hope when my mom's mother offered to help them by purchasing a house that they would all live in and share the mortgage. And all was well and good until they finally purchased the home together. At which point my mom's mother decided that she was going to be vindictive and nasty to my parents and then tell them that they had to leave, even though they had helped pay a significant amount of the down payment on the house. This all came to a head 2 weeks before Thanksgiving of 2014 when they were forced to vacate the premise and live in a run down motel room just so they wouldn't have to put up with threats and verbal abuse day in and day out. It was around this time that we decided that it would be best we found a house that we could all live in as to make their lives easier and so that my father always had 24hr care when needed.
This is where you guys come in, because my parents and I have finally found an affordable house with a floor plan that can work to combine our two households. The bad news is that the deposit on the home is just shy of $6000 and that's not even including having the utilities turned on! So I would greatly appreciate it if you wouldn't mind dropping a few bucks into my virtual bucket or even go after one of the awesome prizes. And even if you can't give please share this with your friends, every things helps!
XOXO - Geisha