A few years back her youngest daughter, Nicole, was killed by a drunk driver after she got off of her school bus. Recovering from the loss of this precious special little girl seemed almost impossible.
Then not too long after that her older daughter, Michelle, was diagnosed with Inflammatory breast cancer. Michelle has fought for several years now. But recently they discovered the cancer is in her brain. Michelle has 3 young children.
Valoree takes her to all her doctors appointments, gives her medication, and tries to encourage her and take care of all her needs. Michelle’s husband is struggling with dealing with her illness. So, Valerie is her primary care taker.
Valoree works 7 days a week and is caring for Michelle almost every day. To say she is exhausted is an understatement. She is physically and emotionally drained. I encouraged her to take a week or two off from work to rest, and just spend time with Michelle.
She told me she could’t afford to take any time off. She is paid according to the number of patients she visits and the number of people she supervises. No work, no pay. These past years have also taken a financial toll on their family. They are struggling.
The doctors are suggesting they contact hospice soon.
I would love for Valoree to be able to get some rest and spend time with her daughter.
Now, after working all day, then caring for Michelle, she still has to drive across Houston back to her home and write patient reports before she falls into bed.
Would you consider helping me raise enough money so she could have some unhurried time with her daughter, her grandchildren, and rest.
Any amount helps.
I know this is hard for her to allow me to ask on her behalf. Thank you for your support and love during this difficult time. I know this will be greatly appreciated.
- Doug Chambers
- Joan McCord
- Lloyd Watson
- Melva Carroll
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