Mom's Funeral / Memorial Fundraiser

My name is Michael and I am writing this in regards to my mom Josephine who is currently very ill and is very close to death. She is 77 years old and has many many things wrong with her that she will not be able to overcome. I am afraid that we will not be able to afford to have her a proper funeral and burial and it greatly saddens me. She is currently suffering with an aortic aneurism which she could not get surgery for due to COPD and Emphyzema and the severe lung complications that have come with it along with so many back fractures, a pelvic fracture, no spline to fight infections, pins in her hip from a prior car accident along with a spinal fusion surgery she had many years ago as well as 2 mini strokes and a slight heart attack last year. She has been suffering so much and has been in and out of Multi-Cares and Hospitals numerous times over the last few years. She has overcame so many of those things in her life and being the strong Italian woman that she is, my mom has still managed to somehow stay positive and strong through all of that. 

 She has had 9 children and has lost one due to murder back in 1983. No one in my family is in any of a better financial situation than another. Shes has been there for all of us and now that she is in a dire needs situation where she needs us the most, I feel that it is so difficult for us to come up with the money that is needed to help her at the end of her life. I usually wouldn't ask nor am I the type to ask for money in a situation like this but I feel that I am running out of options and have no choice right now. I have heard of this site through someone else who has had some prior success with it. Any little bit would and can help being that funeral services are so high. I have managed to get the costs cut down from $10,000 to $8,000. 

 I am trying to have her buried with her daughter (my sister) Donna in the Cemetary by me which has been her one wish since the death of my sister in 1983. That has always meant the most to my mom. She loves all of us all so much and even at this tough time for her she seems more concerned and scared of how we all will manage financially after she passes and how we will handle the funeral costs. She thinks that we have it all handled financially but in reality we really don't and I feel that she should not even have to worry about that and I don't know what else to do at this point. I love her so very much and right now I am willing to try anything!! 

 Thank you all very much!! ANY donations and/or prayers will be greatly appreciated through this rough time. Thank you again and God Bless!!

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