Move mountains for Dusti after life


20895694_1496871[phone redacted]_funddescriptionOn June 3rd I lost my only sister Dusti Conner. She was my only sibling, my only family member left to me besides my kids and my sisters kids she was my rock. My sister has passed away leaving 2  special needs boys ages 5 and 13 without their mother and me without my sister or best friend and I am so lost. She has been called home to be with God and our mother so everything is left behind for me to handle in I do not know what to do. I don't know where to start at all. After talking to several friends who all kept telling me about Go Fund me I am turning here for help. I wish I didn't need to ask for help but I am not financially able to pay for my sister to be buried with our mother were she belongs. I am working but living check to check already while raising her 2 boys and my grand daughter by myself. I am in a tight spot where I need to bury my sister but I also need to keep her kids with me and out of the system. My sister had nothing to her name at all that is left behind to help with the expenses of raising these boys to be men and to bury her as this was so unexpected. Not only am I trying to figure out how I am going to give my sister a proper burial next to our mother,I do not make very much money just enough to make ends meet and keep these kids together with me. The kids and I live off of my income only in it isn't much for 4 people. Especially when the 4 people are 3 kids all under 14 and one adult. I do not like to ask for help but I have no choice at this point. I just want to do right by my sister. My sisters battle with addiction is finally over but was not the ending I was hoping and praying for. For those of you that do not know Dusti very well or at all i am only sharing her story with addiction in hope that it saves someone else's life. I want the truth to get out there about what heroin is doing to our loved ones daily. An I hope that by sharing her story maybe someone else will get help before it is to late. Unfortunately my sisters journey and battle isn't one of a kind. It is a battle that hits close to home for a lot of people. Some friends some loved ones and some strangers I am asking you to please help me and share her story in hopes that others will be saved before it's to late. Dusti and I had just talked before she passed and she told me she needed to get help she wanted her battle with drugs to stop. Dusti was looking into rehabs but With addiction being so bad in Columbus they put her on a waiting list before she could get help. So before my sister had a chance to get into a rehab center she lost her life to addiction. Dusti wasn't a bad person she was a very loving caring person that unfortunately got caught in addiction. She tried to get clean but as those that have been in her shoes, have seen addiction or know about addiction know that it isn't something you can do on your own especially when it comes to heroin. Dusti didn't have anything to give but she had decided she wanted her organs to be used if they could be. She wanted to possibly save someone else's life or several people's lives. That was one thing she made sure she did was become a organ donor so that someone else would have a chance to live. Dusti was able to donate her heart, liver, and both kidneys and they went to 4 different people.I am so proud of her for that. I am very thankful to the nurses and doctors at mount Carmel who took great care of my sister and did everything they could to save her. She fought for 3 long days before she was pronounced brain death.Letting my sister go was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I talked to my sister and told her it was okay for her to go home to be with our mother that I would raise these boys the best I could and I loved her. Shortly after that is when I started seeing signs that let me know my sisters soul left earth. I now need to be able to grieve and be strong for these kids in the long journey they have ahead of them. If you can help out even if it is $5 that would really help me out a lot with lightening this load so I can focus on the kids and be there for them and not have to stress about how I am going to do all of this on my own. Most people have their parents or siblings to turn to for help but mine are all gone it is just me and I am heartbroken. If you can not donate money I understand but if you know of any information that could help us I would appreciate that even sharing this helps out more then you can imagine. The one thing Dusti wanted was to be laid to rest next to our mother. I especially know I will not be able to do it with out help from others. I just want to be able to give her children a place to visit their mother. I have no problem posting receipts or answering questions, If there is anything left it would help raise her boys. So this is why I am turning to friends, strangers, and to the community for help. These boys are still so little and have a long hard road ahead of them. Your help is appreciated more then you could ever know. Thank you so much.God bless
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  • David Gordon 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Nikki Morrow 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Shane Fuller 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Sonya Fletch 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Dave Traina 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Angela Conner-Willett 
Organizer
Hilliard, OH
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