I started this fundraiser because we want our mother to know how much my siblings and I appreciate everything she has sacrificed and did for us kids. To make a very long story short my mom raised 7 children, 6 of us having health issues including open heart surgery, digeative disorder, adhd, bipolar, asthma, hearing impared, learning disabled, etc. She always made sure we had food in our stomachs even if it meant she went hungry, clothing, education, and some sort of shelter all while being a daily victim of domestic violence. She never let her pain or bruises stop her from taking care of our needs. She was always told that she was the strongest woman people knew. Now that we kids are older and have children of our own we realize how much she gave up for us. We want to show her how much we appreciate what she did and still does even though her life was recently turned upside down. Two years ago she came home to take my oldest brother to work only to find him deceased in his bed. My mom lost it. Her first born was gone and it had only been 30 minutes since she last talked to him. At 30 years old he died from an enlarged heart, he was the one who needed open heart surgery at age 1. Her screams could be heard throughout the neighborhood and to this day we still find her crying holding him in her arms. My brothers death caused her to relapse from a drug addiction to pain pills from all the beatings. She couldnt afford to keep my brothers home because she had locked herself in his room for over a year and had given up on life. My mother is actually homeless now but trying to better her life. She stays with me at my boyfriends moms apartment but I know she feels like she is imposing and she is uncomfortable because she sleeps on livingroom floor with my boyfriend, our newborn son and myself. She has no privacy or her own belongings. She struggles to find a job because of lack of experience, her age and her health. The money I am trying to raise is to buy my mom a house or trailer. A place of her own to call home. All she ever talked about was how her dream was to have family Sunday dinners and to celebrate the holidays at her house with all of us and our families. I want to give her her dream this year for Christmas. She has given up so much for us and went without even her own basic needs. Our mother is the strongest woman we know to overcome all she has been through.