Imagine one of your closest friends. This person is vibrant, personable, compassionate and quite intelligent. Your friend has been a highly productive member of society.
Now imagine this dear friend is diagnosed with a disabling and chronic physical illness that has the potential to effect every organ system in their body.
Soon the day comes when this friend is so ill that they can no longer perform their job and they are pressured to leave the workforce.
Soon after that you notice a decline in this person's memory and ability to think clearly. Your dear friend must surrender control of household chores and finances to a trusted companion. You know your friend. You realize they would never hand over these tasks unless it was absolutely, positively the last resort.
Some time later, you learn that the "trusted" overseer of finances for your sick friend has stolen thousands of dollars from them. Adding insult to injury, the designee failed to send responses required to maintain your friend's disability benefits.
Your once financially sound friend has suddenly been reduced to "dirt poor".
The person you knew as a lively, wise, and compassionate friend plummets into the depths of depression. Your dear friend sits before you distrustful, plagued by serious physical and emotional illnesses, penniless, unemployable, ineligible to reapply for disability benefits and incapable of seeing any light in the future.
What do you do?
This is the scenario I am faced with regarding a good friend and former colleague of mine. She was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus or SLE) a few years ago and has experienced deteriorating health since that time. She has lost most of her tangible items and has nearly lost her mind. She does not have family who can support her. She is struggling to hold onto even the tiniest drop of hope.
My wish is to raise funds for my dear friend to be used for food, shelter, and medical expenses in the immediate and near future while we rally and formulate a plan for the long term. You can help.
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