Kathy Mooring is a hardworking, loving Christian woman. She spends her life teaching sixth grade at Houma Christian School; she has a passion for teaching. She attends church faithfully and has most of her life. In the wake of trial, she is always a guiding light for those around her. When her husband died suddenly in 2015, she made sure to always stay strong for her family. She faces adversity after adversity with a smile and a can-do attitude. She has a passion for God and for people, and continuously uses her story to strengthen the next generation.
When the Covid pandemic began, no one-not even her daughter-believed that it was anything to worry about. Kathy, however, knew in her gut that this was something scary. She understood that she was at high risk for catching this virus;her age and along with the list of preexisting medical problems made her highly susceptible.Again, when faced with adversity and despite everyone’s varying view on mask effectiveness she wore her mask constantly, stayed home, and washed her hands like clockwork. She genuinely followed the rules to a T. Once the mask mandate came into play, Kathy immediately asked the question: “what can I do?” Being such a gifted sewer,she began to watch hours of YouTube videos learning to make masks. She is a pleaser so she made sure she learned multiple styles to cover all needs. She crafted them beautifully. She believed her masks would help protect people. It allowed her to do something she loved and protect people fashionably. This soon became a way for her to make a little extra income though it was never about money for her. She stayed up countless hours after working long days but it brought her joy. She would call her daughter at crazy hours of the night just to show off the different fabrics she had picked out! The fact that she could help the people she loved was enough to keep her pushing through.
When my mother came down with Covid-19, we all went in to a state of panic. Suffering for almost two weeks with the virus. She missed out on Christmas and New Year,2 traditional gatherings with “HER GIRLS”!! Three visits to the ER and on her third was finally admitted only to find out she had also come down with pneumonia. Her oxygen levels were depleting at a rapid rate. Her blood sugar was all over the place from her diabetes and lack of eating throughout the 2 weeks. At Thibodaux Regional they have had her on constant oxygen and are checking on her ‘round the clock. The doctors and nurses are working hard to care for her.
My mother worked three jobs just to keep her head above water. After her husband died, all ideas of financial stability flew out of the window. She does what she can to make money, sometimes working seventy hour work weeks, and provide for herself. She has already had to quarantine once from work, which caused her to take a pay cut. And now we have no clue when she is going to be able to return to work. So, my family and I have decided to start a GoFundMe page for her. We want her to be able to come back and know that she is taken care of. We don’t want her to have to worry about her finances. We are asking that you please give anything-big or small-to help my sweet mother. She has no idea we’re doing this and trust me, she would never ask for this herself.Please try to find it in your heart to give what you can. Thank you for listening. Thank you for your time. And I hope you have a very, very good New Year.
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