This started out as a campaign to help get a kidney transplant for my beloved Angus, but as time went on his health deteriorated too quickly for it to happen.
Angus died peacefully in his sleep sometime during the night of August 2-3. Our daughter, Kathryn (Kate), found him the next morning, relaxed and peaceful. He'd died comfortably in his sleep.
We hope to see you all at the Celebration of Life on Sept. 6th.
After that, it's "nose to the grindstone" for us both. Unfortunately, due to his diagnosis with Diabetes, high blood pressure and history of cancer, no life insurance companies would cover him with anything approaching affordable monthly cost, so he passed with no insurance benefits to pay off his medical bills, or my tuition for retraining for future employment.
Kate was able to complete her education last May, and is actively job seeking, but my prospects are dim with sporadic employment history (I spent most of my time educating Kate myself rather than earning a paycheck outside the home) I have no current qualifications for employment. I'd already enrolled in school to learn Medical Coding, but that is a one-year program to be completed before I'll be able to go to work in the field.
In the meantime, I'm applying for part time work in our area, and we're cleaning out the house and placing all the extra things we don't need or want for sale at the local auction. https://www.auctacity.com/gnc/
Check it out, you never know what things you might need. =) I'll be posting my sales items on my Facebook page, "Mary Goodson".
We deeply appreciate the recent donations. I hate putting the onus on Kate to pay off her father's medical bills. It's a heavy burden to place on such young shoulders. Fortunately, our home IS protected and paid for, so we both have a roof over our heads, and our vehicles seem to be in good working order, so we're ready to take on the next steps in our futures.
I will try to remember to keep you all updated on her job search, my studies and our lives in the coming years. The best way to keep in touch with me is via my Facebook page. I keep it updated regularly.
Mary and Kate
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