I have never done anything like this before, but your overwhelming out poor of love and concern for my amazing mommy's tragedy has prompted me to create this account.
So many of you have asked how you can help, with her entire home and all contents being destroyed, its hard to know what to say, where to go from here, and how to even begin to start over. I just cannot even begin to describe the devastation. It is unbelievable!
￼My heart is so broken for her. I am trying to help her, but even I feel helpless like their just isn't much I can do. The only thing I could think of was this.
She basically has nothing except what she was wearing at the time. All of her clothes are gone, either burned or destroyed by smoke and water, even shoes. The dogs were saved but they don’t have bowls, beds, or kennels. Lulu isn’t doing well though. Every thing is either melted, been charred or saturated with watery soot, or contaminated by the toxic fumes.
Anyone that knows my mom knows that she is an absolute saint. A true selfless, giving, real, loving angel here on earth. All she does is give. To know her is to lover her. I just can't believe that at her age, and with her disability, that she is having to start over. She can't even miss a day of work, despite her constant pain, to deal with all of this because she "has to pay her bills" and after working so hard her entire life to raise 6 kids on her own, and take care of everyone else, that everything she has worked so hard for is gone.
￼Yes, they are just earthly possessions, and all that truly matters is she is ok, but when you don't even have a toothbrush , wearable shoes, or a pillow to rest on, sometimes you just have to ask for the help of others. She won't do it, but I will for her. She will probably kil
l me when she finds out I created this for her, but I want her to see how loved and valued she is by others.
￼If you can help, please do.
I just want to see her not have to suffer and fight through this quite so much. She has been through enough. Any and all relief she can get is beyond appreciated.!!!
Thank you so much for your thoughts, offers to help, donation and prayers. I know she feels them and it will help her through what inevitably will be a long, hard, stressful process.
With love and gratitude.
Heather and siblings
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