My name is Robin. I am 51 years old, mom of three and grandmother to 7.
I have thought of what I would write, trying to get it just right.. but I just can't. This is what my project is for.. plain and simple, no manipulation.. just truth..
I lived in Tucson Arizona with my adult children around me.... I was very blessed.
About 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with Valley Fever, (Coccidioidomycosis) . I was first told I had lung cancer, then after the diagnosis, told that it was so advanced that my lung would eventually have to be removed. I had NO insurance. I became very ill.. anti-fungal medicines that acted like chemo and were very expensive, incredible fatigue and constant pain. I lost my job, my home and my car because I couldn't work. Over the next few years, I did minimum wage jobs, tried to keep my head above water .. it didn't work. I ended up having to give up and come home to this small town in Minnesota to where my family was, leaving my kids behind. My family cannot help.... Since then I have been struggling here, working full time at a job I hate just to TRY and keep living. I am so so so very tired. I have decided to survive, pray and leave my sickness to Jesus.. I can't afford the treatment, or the medicine. There is no cure for this disease.. except for Him.. Right now, today, I can feel it getting worse. I am so afraid that it may have gone into my spine or other parts of my body. I just want to go home...
It has been almost three years since I have seen my children. My oldest boy has two beautiful girls that I have never seen or held. My middle boy with 4 babies, needs me near him. My youngest, my daughter, tries to keep the phone calls coming from my grandson so he remembers his Nana... I cry every night when I pray.
My heart is breaking. I am so far behind in my bills.. I am taking advances on my paycheck. I just seem to get further and further behind. I wanted so much to save enough to be able to go home and see my grandbabies, but I see no hope for that. My prayer is that somehow, I can raise enough money to get on top of my monthly bills, pay my rent ahead and be able to go see my children and my grandchildren for a couple of weeks.
I know it seems selfish for me to be asking for help. There are so many people who need so much more... But I just don't know what else to do. I have always been that person who reaches out and gives, even when I have nothing.. It is my hope that someone will be able to do it for me now....
The ONLY thing I want is to see my babies. I can handle just about anything else that life throws at me... But I CAN'T handle not being able to see my children... It is killing me.. . Please.... As I am writing this, I am praying over the words on the screen. Please let this work. Please help me go home... Please?
P.S. a 100 donation goal will help me go live on this site, allow others to see me... It will open doors.... Please..Please help me...