I really thought I wouldn't have to do this again, that things were working out and we were okay. Seems today has told a different story. I don't even really know what to to say any more. Again, I thank all of you who stepped up and helped us. It has been appreciated more than you can know. But life marches on and people want paid and again, I find myself out of options. I know that I have some friends out there (at least I hope and pray we are still friends) who could help us, and although I have reached out, I cannot seem to get some of you to even acknowledge me. If you don't want to be my friend.... unfriend me. At least I would know. It seems that those who have reached out and helped were those with the least; so I guess maybe they know what it's like to be at the end of the rope that is unraveling and found in their hearts the love to reach out and help. I know that we are all going through our own trials and tribulations. I know that some people have it even worse than I do and my heart hurts for these people and I pray for them and I hope that one day I'll find myself in a place to pay it back or pay it forward....whichever way God sees fit for me to give back. It's hard to humble one's self and ask for help...especially financial help. My health is bad. My nerves are a mess. I believe that God is here, he is with me now and he will see me through, although, truthfully, I struggle with that. I would go to work right this minute if I could. I've always worked my way out of situations...sometimes with 3 jobs. But this almost 53 year old body has had it's share of illnesses, surgeries, therapies, medicines and currently I feel worse than I have in years and I haven't felt good in years. I'm just putting it out there...it ain't pretty...it ain't fun and man I am oh so very tired of it all. We are all so sad that Robin Williams decided he didn't want to do it any more. A genius, a wealthy man, a loved man, yet life was just too much. I understand. Now don't take that the wrong way...somewhere in my belief system was planted the thought that suicide is the only unforgivable sin...I don't know if that's true, but I don't want to take my chances because right now at this moment, should The Lord call me home, I know where I'll be and I look forward to that; but not before God is ready for me. Maybe God was ready for Robin and forgave him before he took his life. We'll never know until the day we get to meet The Father and find out for ourselves.
**URGENT UPDATE** (PLEASE READ TO THE END)
Again, I want to sincerely thank those of you who have reached out and helped my family. We are all doing the very best we can do and are so grateful to those of you who care. That being said, today is the end of this event but will leave this page up a little while longer because we still have obligations to make and are finding ourselves coming up short. There are a number of you who posted on the events that you would be willing to help, but I have not heard from you. If you have changed your mind, I understand and again thank those who have followed through. I each of you would just donate a few dollars or whatever God puts on your heart it would help so much. Again, I am only trying to take care of my Mama’s business and final expenses. I have over 400 FB friends and while I know most of us are not close, there are some of you that I’m friends with that I do feel close to and we have known each other for over 35 years. Others, I’ve known over 20. This will be my last post from this event. Please search your heart and try to help my family honor our Mama and leave the legacy for her that she so truly deserves. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My family thanks you also. God Bless You Everyone.
*UPDATE* - First, I would like the thank everyone who has come forward and helped me and my family during this most difficult time of our lives. Tomorrow will mark three weeks since my Mama’s passing. The grief is still very raw for me and my family. We still have so many of Mama’s expenses to take care of and other life issues that if Mama was still here we would be in a different place. But she’s not, so I have to reach out and humble myself and ask for help. Someone has said that we are not responsible for her debts, but another asked what kind of legacy did we want to leave for our Mama. We still do not have all of her final expenses covered much less other things. My Mama was the most generous, giving, kind hearted person I’ve ever known. She would do anything for her kids. We want to do everything for her. I bought her a house just about 6 months ago, before she got so sick, and now have no idea what to do. My friends who have helped us so far are Angels and are appreciated more than they can know. A few other friends have offered to help spread the word of our situation. I’ve been told that if a friend or two will share with their friends and so on, the people who know will grow exponentially. If you can help us even a little, together, we can leave the legacy that my Mama deserves. Thank you for your prayers and love. I have the page set up at http://www.gofundme.com/avclkw and I set up an event on FB that went out to all my friends with our address. Private message me on FB Denise Cruit Turbyfill. Thank you in advance for whatever God places on your heart for you to do. All my love to everyone.
*UPDATE* My momma's services are this morning and this may be my last update to you from this site. We have fallen short and I know that some of you have responded through my event's, I'll be changing the date of that as well, so only one more post from FB. Thank you all who have been there to support us. I really have the most wonderful friends. Please pray for my family.
Hey my friends, I'm writing to you with a heavy heart tonight because we aren't sure that my mom is going to make it very much longer and I'm so very scared and beyond sad. She is suffering from respiratory failure. Thanks for all of your prayers. I don't really know how to say what I need to say, but, I've talked to .a few friends about this and this is the idea we have come up with. Not to go into a lot of detail, but to let you know how things are, I need to ask my friends to help me with a fund raiser. None of us (my family) expected to be where we are today, today. So needless to say we just aren't financially prepared for this. We have bills we can't pay, car repairs needed that we can't get and final expenses that we just aren't ready for. So I didn't know what else to do and a group fund raiser was suggested. We don't really need a lot, cos' we live a simple life, but things have gotten overwhelming because of mom's illness. Just last week, we thought she was getting better because the Dr. told us the cancer was all but gone, but the chemo proved to be too hard on her. I'm embarrassed to have to ask for help, but I guess sometimes we have to. If you are willing and able to help us, please let me know. If not, that's okay too, I just ask for your prayers for my family. I am blessed to have so many friends and am grateful for each one of you. All my love, DeniseThis a letter that I sent to my friends and one of them told me about this website, so I figured I would try, because things are just so very overwhelming right now. Thank you to all in advance for any help you can give us.
* I used this amount because the website take a percentage and my siblings and I just want to be able to take care of our Mom with all the dignity she deserves. Thank you.
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