in February this year, my grandma sadly passed away. She was an incredibly strong person that had to endure far too much hardship in life.
Her mother passed away from cancer in her childhood, so did her sister a couple of years later. Her husband, my grandfather, died when my mother was only 12 years old. My grandmother had to juggle work, her depression and raising my mother.
Even through all the hardship she managed to be an incredibly strong, helpful and proud grandmother.
In her later years she had a heart-attack and couldn't walk anymore, sadly. From that day on my mother and me took care of her at home. I'll never forget the experiences we had with her. Caring for her wasn't easy but we gained so many good memories with her that we would've otherwise missed out on.
My mother has been hit extremely hard by her death and feels a massive amount of guilt and shame that she can't afford the funeral costs. With both of us ill ourselves, there's hardly enough money for the cost of living, sadly.