Helping A Loved One Across The World

Hello family and friends. We are asking for a little bit of help during these hard times. We know this year has been very hard for everyone because of Covid-19 and we are asking for some help in donations or by sharing our fundraiser for my grandma back in Russia. My grandmother has been living alone since my grandpa passed away seven years ago. My great aunt, her sister, has been taking care of her by going to see her 2-3 times a week to check on her, bring her groceries and cook for her, and help with daily routine.  My grandmother has not left the house in five years due to being partially paralyzed in her legs. My aunt was her only caretaker and she just recently passed away from Covid- 19. It has been very hard for my mom and me because we never saw that coming. Now my grandma is all alone and is not doing so good, with her health getting worse by day. Shortly after my aunt passed away, my grandma had a stroke. No one could reach her for about a day because she wasn't answer the phone, so first responders were called and they had to break the lock to get in and took her to the hospital. They found her lying on the floor and she couldn't remember how long she was there for. My mom and I also found out that after the stroke she didn't know that my mom and I have been living in the states. When I spoke to her on the phone, she thought I was her niece not granddaughter, which was extremely heartbreaking for me. She cannot live on her own anymore and must have someone with her at all times. My mom had to find a rehab/assisted living facility for my grandma to live in. My mom has been having to send the facility money to pay for every month for her stay, along with medical care, and the items she is using being extra costs that are not part of the monthly payment. My mom has to fly to Russia as soon as possible to be with my grandma and figure out a better option for her than the facility she is in right now because we cannot afford to keep her there. Money is very tight right now and we know it's a hard year for everyone. We just need a bit of help to earn money for my moms flight to Russia and for expenses for my grandmother. It's also been hard because my hip replacement surgeries have been cancelled until Covid numbers drop and because of that I'm unable to help money-wise because I can't work. I struggle with walking and can't do a lot to help. We are asking for any help possible. Every little bit helps and we appreciate everything our friends have done for us thus far. If you could please share the post with your friends and families, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for reading this post and we hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 27 d
  • Patricia Jones 
    • $200 
    • 27 d
  • Dawn LeBlanc 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Natalia Mendez 
Organizer
Rio Rancho, NM
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