Tiffany's Care Package

Sometimes you don't realize that your life is about to change, and sometimes you know all too well. Last week my life changed when I had the honor of meeting Tiffany and her mom, Bernadette as I was the newspaper reporter chosen to cover Tiffany's early high school graduation. Seeing her daughter graduate was Bernadette's biggest wish since learning that she had a terminal form of cancer-- a life changing event they both know all too well.

When it became clear that the regular graduation ceremony would come too late for Bernadette, an early one was created and celebrated by family and friends at the Hospice Center where Bernadette was receiving care. Prior to this, Tiffany, an only child raised by Bernadette alone, had been her mom's primary caretaker throughout her four years of high school, the same four years of her mom's illness.

You can read my story about them here. My life was changed for the better after meeting such a courageous mother/daughter team whose lives were also about to change, and I am hoping to be able to help Tiffany as she faces the next life changes that come her way. Tiffany was accepted to all six colleges she applied to, and will be going off to school in the fall.

As I considered Tiffany and Bernadette's story, I worried for Tiffany, and I kept wondering who would look out for her, who would help care for her, and who would do all those special "Mom" things, like sending her care packages when she's in college.

I'd like to help Tiffany by giving her a "giant care package" and in conjunction with the fundraising that her high school is doing for her, I'm starting this GoFundMe page for her. I've set a goal of $3,000 since within just 24 hours of my story being posted online, it received 3000 hits. I'd love to surpass that amount though!

Although it's always been just Tiffany and her mom together, I want Tiffany to know she's not alone as she begins this next bittersweet chapter of her life.
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Organizer

Jennifer Cerbo Cowart 
Organizer
Cranston, RI
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