My name is Kristina and I'm doing this for my mom - we are not ones to ask for help of any kind. My mom has had a dream of having a horse rescue; at this time she now has 9 horses - all rescues. She puts her blood, sweat and tears into taking care of each of them. It's not an inexpensive endeavor, however, she had been able to manage it. About 2 years ago, my step-dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and it has begun to take its toll. Prior to the diagnosis, he had been working inTexas and had been able to make the additional money that would allow my mom to continue in her horse rescue endeavor. Fast forward to 2020, with the pandemic, it has caused a snowball effect, of sorts, financially. Although my step-dad is currently able to work, for now, it is not the income that they were used to having. Along with Alzheimer's, my step-dad has physical ailments that limit his mobility and makes it difficult to assist my mom with the laborious tasks that need to be completed with their property. The lack of income has caused a financial hardship (they face losing their vehicles) and additional stress-related issues with my step-dad's cognitive abilities. I have helped them out to the extent that I can, both financially and physically, however, I have been unemployed since April (I start a new job in November). We know that the day is going to come, sooner than later, that my step-dad's health will decline to the point of no longer being able to work. I am asking for financial help so that they could possibly pay off their vehicles, which are desperately needed for transportation and farm related duties. Being able to pay off their vehicles would help relieve some of the financial burden that they have and allow them to focus their energy on what is on the horizon.
- Carolyn Cochran
- Mari-Jo Mosley