hello everybody !
A friend of mine suggested this site to me so I thought I'd give it a try. My name is Natalie and I am 23 years old. I am currently a 3rd year hairdressing apprentice and I am raising my 15 year old sister, maree. Less than a year ago our mother was taken by cancer. We were only given 2 weeks notice that she was terminal and 4 weeks later she passed on. Two weeks before that my grandmother had a heart attack and also passed away although we thought she was in perfect health. My mother battled cancer for 5 years and we believed up until the very end she was getting better. Then once my nanna passed it was only my sister and I left to take care of our mother as we have no other family. My mother and grandmother did not leave my sister and I anything to inherit as they didn't own any properties or businesses etc. just some savings that covered their funeral costs I am doing my best to be a sister and a mother to my sister while pursuing my career although it does not pay particularly well. I want to make Christmas special for my sister and make the burden of my constant piling up bills lessen even a little.. Here is why I am here in short. Unfortunately it's not easy doing it all on my own.. Any kind of help would be amazing. Thank you everybody for even taking the time to read this.