Elizabeths AKA Mrs Gehr's Funeral

It feels like a dream!!!  Losing my Mother on Dec 1st has turned my world upside down!!  After being diagnosed with throat cancer 12 years ago. She  was basically given 6 months to 1 year to live...   For those of you who knew my mother know she was a fighter...  Proving the doctors wrong .... and  enduring 42 radiation treatments and Chemo therapy,  She kicked cancers butt.  After being cancer free for about a year she slowly but surely started to show signs dementia.  Little by little she became unable to perform daily tasks.  There for needing a caregiver or to be placed in an assisted living,  I refused to have my mother go out like that.  Thats when I decided to step up and help take care of her part time.....  Luckily soon after I met the love of my life , thanks to her I was able to continue caring for my mother , Around this time I gave up my flooring business since I couldnt do both..  Never thinking 10 years later we would still be taking care of her.   Over those 10 years she slowly continued to decline. It became more then a part time job for 2......    after developing severe dementia we struggled to keep her at home where she belonged.... Dec 1st 2017 my dreaded day arrived...    We saw a huge decline in her ....  deep down i knew.  I called my brother to come and see her just incase  she dont survive. ..... We were by her side in her bedroom  hugging and kissing her as she laid in her bed...struggling to breathe....  I told her to go to heaven where she belongs.... you suffered enough.   She passed away in my arms...   My world has been turned inside out,    I lost my Mother..  I didnt sleep a wink last night..  on the internet trying to research planning her funeral....  figuring out we will be lucky to bury her for under 10k. Then coming to grips with the fact that not only did I lose my mom...  but taking care of her was our income also. It wasnt much at all but we were doing ok ..  Now after talking to the apt manager today... we have to move out by Dec 31.   My brother said he can afford most of the cost II want to at least pay the remainding amount.   I've set my goal to try and rafise 5k.  I want to give my mom the funeral she deserves.  If at all possible..   I know im not the only one going through hard times, I fully understand If  people cant donate ..  Id be happy with a share on facebook.  even a buck helps.  $1 from my closest 5 thousand friends  would be awesome!  :)
  • Adele Calbick 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Dana Kirk 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Max DeLuca 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Christe Bruderlin 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Scott Creagan 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer

Philip Gehr 
Organizer
Orange, CA
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