Please help me and my family

I’ll try to keep this short and to the point but a lot is going on and we need your help. For quite some time now, my parents have struggled financially. I, too, have struggled financially but we’re hoping that, B’Ezras Ha-Shem, you can help us see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the summer of 2012, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She went through surgery and radiation and Baruch Ha-Shem was deemed cancer free but had to be on preventative medication for 5 years. But along with any illness comes medical bills and emotional stress. Then, in December 2017, my mother was 5 years cancer free! But in March, on Shushan Purim, we found out she had cancer yet again. On the Monday before Pesach she had surgery to remove it, and B"H we got the good news that it did not spread! However, she was out of work for a few weeks and therefore was not paid for that period of time which further set us back financially. Furthermore, in 2014, my sister became a kallah and was to get married, but just a month before the wedding my father lost his job. Baruch Ha-Shem the wedding was a beautiful simcha, but weddings aren’t cheap and the bills (which my parents are still paying off) were another financial strain. My father has yet to find a steady job earning a little from side jobs but leaving my mother to earn the majority of the household income. Additionally, my grandmother now lives with us as she can no longer live on her own and we can’t afford full time care. As my father is the only child, all responsibility is on him and my mother to take care of her - bringing her to appointments and tend to her every need. I have been helping out my parents as much as I can, but that is becoming increasingly difficult as I, too, am struggling financially. I took a course in graphic design and started my own business and have also taken on a part time job, but still am not making a livable income - or any income for that matter. It’s simply not even enough for basic necessities and any little bit will be a huge help. There is so much more to the story, but as I said before I wanted to keep this short. There have been times I feel so helpless, like a failure. I’ve cried. I’ve davened. But so far, nothing. I know Ha-Shem is listening and I obviously don’t understand His ways, but perhaps He wants to give you the opportunity to help a fellow friend. I hope you find it in your heart to help out my family and me - a family in need. Please help us get through this difficult, challenging time. My parents constantly worry about bills and other expenses and wonder what will be. My mother has even sold her gold including those with sentimental value hoping it would prevent the need to ask for money. I’ve never been the type to ask for help, but the time has come for me to reach out to you. They are the most wonderful parents - always there for me through thick and thin. They’ve always worked hard to shelter our family and put food on the table, but most importantly, they’ve provided us with endless amounts of love. There is no way I can ever repay them for all they’ve done. Thank you for reading this and for helping us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Tizku L’Mitzvos.

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