Sarcoidosis Warrior Raising Funds for Home Repair /Basic Needs

Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Aug 12, 2018

I am sorry I have not been on to update much, but really ,not much has changed .

I am charging my camera as to put up some pictures of this trailer,It is old so may take an hour or two, so that you can see just how bad our situation really is.

I lost a very close friend three days ago and it has been so hard for me to get past and move forward, she ( Candace ) was like a sister to me. ;-(

I also have been very saddened by no shares or responses, except the one angel who helped a few weeks ago.Bless her heart , we are very grateful to her for her help.

I will be back with some pictures in a bit.

Thank you for reading or following my campaign.


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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Aug 02, 2018

Morning GGF~I am sorry for not updating sooner...due to.....

I received a text from my son Dale on my gov cell,can't afford a regular phone, telling me that their Dad had a bout of Seizures that the Hospital could Not control.

They said it was not looking good for him... ;-( hearing this from my son, makes my heart so sad.

I have not been with their Dad in 25 years, but he is the father of 3 of my 4 children,he is a good person, we just could not live together, we had different views on how to raise our kids and such....and we were young and he liked to party and, I not so much...we were young in his defense.

I care more than one would think about an ex, but in all honesty, he is a Great Dad and I only wish the best for him.

My son Dale Jr. was so heart broken telling me, how sad it made him to see his Dad in this condition....that just breaks my heart.

They have already watched me be sick for years, and almost lost me in 2005

I wish I could help them, but I went to get my car inspected, and was turned away, due to my car needing rockapanels need to be welded and a few other things such as need a new battery, and new tires...ugh

I am about 8-9 hours from them.

We are also still raising funds to fix our trailer, pictures to come by tomorrow.

I wish for everyone reading to please please say a prayer for my family and help if you can...if you can't help, can you please share.

Thank you!


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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Jul 19, 2018

Good Morning GGF ~My Family has been through one loss after another for the last 2 years.I just found out my Mom may have Colon Cancer this morning. ;-( I just don't know how I will get through this, if her biopsy is positive. Not much has changed here except stress and illness ;-( I am feeling completely broken at this point and feel so alone and empty inside. Please keep our family in your prayers Thank you!


This is My Mom on left and my uncle Paul and aunt Deanna who passed back to back in last two years ;-(

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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Jul 06, 2018

Hello Everyone ~ I hope everyone had a great 4th ;-) We sat home due to no transportation until we can get the car registered and inspected.

Not much has changed for us, we still need materials to fix our trailer ,before winter, my Mom is sick with possible Cancer ?

Waiting until she goes back to the doctors to know more.

Praying she does not, as she is my only parent left ;-( I lost my Dad at the age of 46 , when I was just 19 and it was and still is hard to process.

Although, I was raised in the states care at Chase Home for Children and Exeter group Home, Dover girls Home, & many Foster Homes,ect.

I still Love my Mom, we just have had a rough go of it, after I was sent away, due to not having a safe or home ~due to many living there with us, who I will just say, were not of good intentions towards myself....I have always held this turmoil I can't completely let go of?? Not sure why years later?

So it is hard to have support, when you really don't have many who care or will help....or don't themselves have it to help.

I have two sons who have birthdays this month , the 29th & the 17th Jake & Brandon.Mine just went by in may 3rd and only my Mom sent me a card and a few things.....& No one called me that day...I will admit, that hurt a lot.

I have been battling depression this last month, as I am in so much pain so often.

I can't remember the last time, I woke up with little or No pain.

I am trying my best to stay positive and keep moving forward, I would love a bit of help and someone to tell me~ everything will be okay?

Thanks for listening to me vent....Nancy

Have a Wonderful Day & Always tell your loved ones ,how much they mean to may not get tomorrow.

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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Jun 24, 2018

Not much has changed here, we have had some more bad news, another friend is dying from a brain have not been on much.

We still need materials before winter hits.

We have tried to call many agencies, but everyone keeps saying our trailer needs to much work...ugg so very depressing.

Our grass is growing so high, as we don't have a lawn mower, so now looking even worse.

Stranded with no wheels to get any where, as no funds to get car registered or inspected.

We need so much and with no help, we are just trying to surviving each day.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reading.


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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Jun 17, 2018

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's out there!! Happy Fathers Day in Heaven Daddy....I miss you so very much, and wish every day ,that you were here. I need you!

I have not been on a lot lately, so have not had a chance to do an update, until now.

I have been sick a lot this last month, worse than usual, and been at the doctor's a few times.

Then my husband went to get out of bed, and fell through the floor ,in a spot we did not realize was so soft. ;-( his foot is swelled up bad, so been icing it and taking Ibu, hoping it gets better.

We have been surviving the best that we can, and by no means has it been easy.


I find out in the last week, that my mother is sick and has been for some time....I knew she was keeping something from me, but did not see this coming.

My mother may have Cancer of the Esophagus, colon, and stomach, and I am still trying to process the news, it about destroyed me, when I first heard the news.

My mom will be going in for a surgery on July 18th , I am so scared.

Please Please keep my mom in your prayers, I lost my Dad ,when I was 19 , my mom is all I have left.

This is a picture of my Mom on the left,and her sister , my aunt Deanna who passed last year, and my uncle Paul ,who passed two years ago , along with my aunt Priscilla. Cancer is so evil! My Mom is the only sibling left ;-(.

Thank you!

Nancy G

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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On Jun 02, 2018

Things here in down east Maine are about the same for us.

We are trying to get materials to fix our dilapidated trailer that was given to us by my sister in ~law.

We are beyond grateful to have shelter after living in the tent last year with our kitty Niko, but it's very stressful to try and fix something that is in major need of repair with no funds.

I live off of $500.00 per month and this month seemed so very long for us.

We just had to pay our disconnect on the lights to keep our lights on.

We owe our family (sister in law) $500 due to our water bill for 3 months which is twice now and our switching of the lights into our name out of their name, as no one will even consider helping us, if it is in someone else's name, and when we did the balance was almost $300.

When we came to Maine we had nothing, not even clothes, and honestly ,we still have not much in that area.

We needed blankets as we only had one, due to having to throw everything out, due to the old apartment having bed bugs and it was one of the scariest things I have been threw, no where to live, lost all belongings due to bed bugs.

To top it off, because I have Sarcoidosis it was affecting my skin so bad, I ended up at the doctors about 4 different times.

Sorry to ramble, but so hard to explain to people who are not going through this, what it's like and just how bad it is and was.

I had a previous GF account, but the closed my account due to me sharing my pp info, which honestly I had no idea I was not supposed to use my own form of receiving money, I just was thinking, it would save my donators a few dollars when and if the donated.

So here I am trying my best to survive this ordeal and not feel so alone in this fight.

If your reading this, know I am so very grateful, if you can't donate, can you please please share as o get the word out.

Thank you! Nancy~ Niko~ Sheba~ & ~ Victor. this form of donating does not charge the giver.

I can't thank you enough for considering and reading my life story

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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On May 26, 2018

Starting Over In Maine has not been easy, I had to leave what little family I have left ~ My mom and my boys who live with their dad and go to Maine.

We were changing our sheets one day, and as I like to flip the mattress, I proceeded to flip the mattress ad there was all these little creepy bugs all around the lining of our pillow top mattress, to say the least it was gross.

Long story short, we ended up living in a tent for a while with our inside kitty Niko, our beloved Blaze had just passed away from Hodgkin lymphoma, we were heart broken.

The tent that was donated to us, was full of tiny holes, and it was just our luck, it rained all that week.

After a couple of churches helped us with a hotel for 2 weeks, my husband decided to call his sister Tammy, as they talked she and her husband said, come back home to my husband, we will make it work.

So off to Down East Maine we went, it took me about 9 hours to drive this nightmarish ride, we arrived and they gave us a trailer they were going to be burning down, as it was in such disrepair.

To say the least , We were very grateful, to have shelter, other than the tent.

So here we are in Maine and we are definitely still struggling, but one thing at a time.

We would love to be able to fix our floors, and our leaky roof, before next winter comes back around.

We are also in desperate need of a lawn mower.

I live off of disability and try so hard to make our life livable, but some das it is just so hard.

I am as e speak having a really bad flare from my Sarcoidosis and life has been challenging me for sure lately, but I will continue to pray and hope someone can find it in their heart to help us reach our goal.

Thank you for reading.



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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On May 17, 2018

Good~Morning Everyone,

Not much has changed in the last few days, except our situation has gotten a bit more dire.

We only have a half roll of Tp and the kitties need litter badly.

We are still in need of materials to fix our trailer, we tried to go through weatherization, but even they told us, our trailer is in need of to much, so we have to do this on our own, before winter hits again.

On my agenda today, counseling at 11 am and doctor at 12 pm, I have scheduled my ride through logisticare and will be picked up at 9.45- 10.30, these make for long days , on my sick body.

Wish me luck.

Thank you!

Have a blessed day.xoxo


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Update posted by Nancy Gillingwater On May 12, 2018

Hello GGF visitors ;-) I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend thus far. It was a very cold night here in down east Maine, it was about 34 degrees, but we made it yet again, with NO heat. We are trying desperately to raise enough funds to keep our lights on, as I am sick and also have 2 kitties. I receive disability and they have made a mistake and are in the process of fixing their mistake, but like all else, it takes time, going on 3 month's to be exact. Any help at all would be a HUGE blessing to our family. Even if everyone just donated $1.00 it would add up and get us in a safer home and be more prepared for next winter. Thank you for taking the time, to read my Campaign, and to those sharing, you are my Angels with Hearts. (((((hugs))))) <3 Nancy

Have a Blessed Day! And be Safe! xoxo


We appreciate all who are sharing and praying for us. We are still raising funds for our light bill, which we have a disconnect on. Every little bit helps. It is raining today, so trying to catch the leaks with our buckets .

Nancy Gillingwater

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Thank you so much for helping my family, it is very much Appreciated. Hugs Nancy

Nancy Gillingwater

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