Bibiana's Recovery

This is my beautiful mom Bibiana, and the abuelita to my 4 kids.  A week ago as she was taking care of my daughter at home, she fell and broke her hip. She had surgery this week and is recovering well, but unfortunately she does not qualify for any health insurance, and as such will not be accepted into any physical therapy treatment. Without this she runs the risk of falling and breaking her hip again at any moment, and at the age of 91 this could easily be fatal. 

I am a single mother working as a housekeeper at a nursing home, making a little over minimum wage. I live paycheck to paycheck taking care of my family of 6. My three oldest children are hard at work in college studying to be engineers, but as students they can do little more than offer emotional support during these hard times. We cannot count on any outside family money as we lost contact with everyone when we moved to the US from Mexico 25 years ago. Besides my children, I am her only living relative.

I was raised to value hard work above all else and to ask for help as a last resort. My husband passed away 10 years ago back when we delivered phone books for a living, so despite my entire family’s perseverance and my hesitance to ask for outside help, it is very difficult to make ends meet. This campaign is my only hope for covering her initial hospital stay and rehabilitation costs, on top of the equipment needed to make our house disability friendly. I have applied to financial assistance through the Providence Medical Center she is staying at yet we can only hope for that to cover a small portion of the total expenses.

Bibiana is strong willed and is very lucid despite her age. She's a warm presence everywhere she goes and she helps take care of my daughter and our dog Caramelo meanwhile I am at work, so her presence at home is vital to our family.  Please help my children and I welcome her back home soon in time for the holidays and have her walking again. Any amount helps! If you cannot contribute monetarily then please share this on social media. Thank you for your generosity.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos
  • Jasmine Nguon 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Adnan Ahmad 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Luke LeVasseur 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Rachel Ye 
    • $12 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer

Georgina Razo Uribe 
Organizer
Lynnwood, WA
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