My mum is in desprite need of financial help!
Hi, my name is Bridget I'm 26 years old and live in Gold Coast Qld.
This is a story about how my mother is trying to save hers.
Six months ago, at a normal doctor's check up, our family was told that they had found an abnormality in my grandmothers lung. Shock hit the family like you wouldn't believe because not long before this news we had just lost a very close family member and we feared it was happening all over again.
After long talks with doctor's and ongoing test, it was confirmed that my Nan had been diagnosed with severe lung cancer and would need chemo and radio theropy immediatly. But here's the catch... the closest hospital that was able to do these treatments is 5 hours away from where my grandmother lives. 5 HOURS!
After long discussions with the family, it had been decided that one family member would take turns in taking Nan to hospital where she would stay for 4-5 days at a time. Not wanting to leave her on her own they has also agreed to get hotel rooms and stay there with her will she got her treatment.
My Mum and Aunty had decided that they would be the 2 main family members who would give up their time to do this. It has been nearly 8 weeks since this "pact' was made between my mum and her sister but unfortunatly tha pact was broken and it was all left up to my mum... including the funding!
My mum is now struggling financially and is fearing that Nan may miss chemo treatments because she cant come up with the funding to pay for travel, accomodation and medical expenses.
2 days ago I recieved a call from my mum crying and histerical because she cannot come up with the funding, which put me into tears because I cant help her. Personally, I am currently at risk of homelessness. But thats another story.
Im begging for help to save the life of a truly amazing person. She not only raised my mum and her siblings by herself but she also raised me, my siblings and some very fortunate cousins.
Through struggling times she has always been there for us and I feel like I owe it her and my mum to do what ever I can to help. If you can help me help these two wonderful woman, I would be forever in your debt!