GoFundMe-Loss of Maddie

As primary Caregiver to our angel Maddie for 25 wonderful years, I now need your help. My hardest loss in my 40 yrs+ sobriety has been the sudden death of my daughter on 1/2/18. I being 67, always thought she would outlive me & I would have more time with her. Overnight I experienced profound grief & PTSD,  loss of income & having to pack up all our stuff, donate her wheelchairs & put everything in storage by Feb. I now need $1,000 by 10/17 or unit will go up for auction on Nov. 6th. I have her companion yorkie, Bentley , who was a rescue dog himself & together we moved to dog friendly motel & now stay in Friend's studio warehouse on love seat. I have been hired by IHSS registry but I have no home & need to stay in San Bernardino County for work. SB CO has a shortage of low income places & long waiting lists. Rooms run about $550-800 & they all want deposits. Plus my 2008 Mini Cooper needs $1295 mechanic work. I'm a survivor & have a sense of community, having written grants  & started  6 programs for UCPIE. I want to use this experience to help caregivers who go thru similar difficulties & start a non-profit program in my daughter's & dear friend Cheryl Ferri's (Nathan's mom) Memory! That will be what I'm doing " in my last few chapters" of life!  God Willing & God Bless!


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Susan Kitchin 
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