My Uncle John could use some help, and he is the kind of person who would never ask for it himself. His 5 siblings wanted to get this up for him because he could really use the blessings right now.
Uncle John has one adult son who lives in a different state from him and after that son was grown, Uncle John became a foster parent for a time. About seven years ago Uncle John fell in love with a lovely woman named Coyla and they were married. During this time a chain of events occurred which resulted in the two of them taking in four young children (biological siblings all under the age of 9 at the time). Without their compassion and generosity these kids would have gone into foster care and likely been split up. Uncle John & Coyla did not want that to happen.
About two years ago, awful news struck when they found out that Coyla had breast cancer. She went through treatment in a great deal of pain and was unable to work or do any "heavy lifting" in the household, understandably. With time Coyla was recovering and had a scan about two weeks ago that cleared her.
Throughout Coyla's cancer treatments & recovery, Uncle John dealt with his own bouts of serious illness, needing to be hospitalized as well and at one point he came quite close to losing his life, just a few months back.
Last weekend Coyla fell ill again and was taken to the hospital. Testing done there showed that she had cancer in her brain and it had spread throughout her body to her vital organs.
She was given a few days to possibly a few weeks to live and was moved into a hospice care facility. The same night she moved in, Coyla passed away.
Due to various circumstances of the situation, Uncle John & Coyla were not able to adopt or foster the kids. They became legal guardians and did not take any financial assistance from the state or otherwise for the care of them.
Financially it hasn't been easy for Uncle John for some time, what with being a single income household supporting four children and a very ill wife. Seeing him now deal with this incredibly difficult emotional blow... we simply hope to ease some of his financial burden.
A person who opens their home and heart to four little ones when they were expecting to maybe be a grandparent sometime soon rather than a parent all over again... that is exactly the kind of person who deserves something like this--some help and support.
These funds will go to help with funeral costs as well as help with normal living expenses such as childcare that Uncle John will now need to utilize. We will be transferring the funds directly to Uncle John, from this campaign.
Any donation that you could give would be appreciated, or simply sharing to spread the word. Any help would mean the world to our family. Thank you for your time - kiss & hug your loved ones. <3
- Daniela Bermeo
- Kirsten Denney
Organizer and beneficiary
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