I know this isn’t sims and I’m sorry. I would share this on my personal but a grand total of zero people follow me there. I also know that a lot of you are kids who don’t have the ability to donate. For the rest of you I hope you will at least consider it. DONATE HERE
My name is Ruth, and this is a donation drive for a very dear friend of mine. Her name is Tracy, and her husband John needs surgery. Both of these people are disabled and unable to work. They do get help, and while it is just enough for them to survive on, its not enough to pay for the portion of the surgery bill they have to pay up front. This is a quote from her facebook page, which I can link you too if asked, and if she is ok with it.
“So many of you know that my husband needs to have an operation. Due to the fact that he has rapidly developing diabetes, liver disease, and many other health concerns, his doctors have told us that the only real solution is for him to have a full gastric bypass.
Sometimes this operation is done for personal reasons or for those who simply have issues with weight. And this is true for John as well but it is also for serious and rapidly developing health conditions that could shorten his life. And folks, I can’t live without him. I know that sounds strange coming from someone who has been married for over 20 years but he is my best friend and he takes care of me when I can’t always do it myself.
The first stage in this process is a 6 month at home monitored diet with nurses who come into our home. He will also recieve counseling and physical therapy for the pain and arthritis that has developed in his body.
When that 6 months is up we have to have $2500 to get the operation. Our insurance covers a portion but this is what WE have to have up front before they will do what needs doing. I’m scrimping and saving but with limited income and bills and emergency things that always crop up, it’s not easy and sometimes seems impossible.
We have always tried to help others in need and most of you also know that I DO NOT like to ask for help even when I know I desperately need it, but here I am asking. I hate it and it literally pains me. It’s even scarier because the one time I did reach out in desperate need to help someone else, not even for us, I got very few responses and a lot of grief. I was attacked, accused, and slandered. Hard to ask for help when the one time I do that’s the reaction I got from a few people I didn’t expect. But I promised someone a few years back that I would try not to be so afraid to ask when I really needed to and I’m trying to keep that promise.
So what I’ve done is put a donation button on my blog in the hopes that my writing touches people enough that they might feel they could show that appreciation with a small donation. Remember I have six month to come up with this enourmous amount and though I cannot do it on my own, if I have some help I know it can happen.
I am putting this in note form so that I can share it twice a month as a reminder of this goal. This means you will only see this note 12 times. At least I hope you see it lol, never know of facebook.
The blog is at sisterjinx.blogspot.com and I hope you will visit it, read some of what I’ve shared and continue to share when the inspiration strikes me. I hope you will feel that John is worth even the smallest donation because to me he is priceless and even if I don’t get any help at all I will make this happen for him somehow because I need him around for many more years and without this operation it is unlikely.”
I love this woman like a mother, a sister, and a best friend. Her husband is funny, sweet, sarcastic, and most of all caring. I don’t want to see him leave this wold when he has so much left to share. Even if you can’t donate, please give me a signal boost, it would mean the world to me, and to them.