Let me tell you about Robbie. She's a 76-year-old disabled Black woman who raised two children of her own as a single parent on a fixed disability income. But Robbie was a mother to many. She took in her sister's kids when her only sister died and raised them as her own. At one point for several years, she took her niece's (sister's daughter) three children in to care for them. Robbie has provided many children and adults (family and friends) refuge, safety and comfort by allowing them to stay in her home for as long as they needed to. And Robbie has done this act of kindness for 50+ years. It's worth noting that all of these "homes" that Robbie welcomed the lost, abandoned and needy into, none of those homes she owned.
At 76, Robbie is still renting. She never had the financial resources to purchase a home, but she provided a home for those who needed a place to rest, be safe and get a fresh start. Robbie now lives alone, with no one going in and out and she can live independently. However in 2018 due to a lifetime history of blood clots, she lost all of her toes on her right foot. They had to be amputated due to a blockage. Recovery was a long road for Robbie and a very emotionally taxing one. She can walk and take care of herself quite well. In 2022 she suffered a stroke, went through rehabilitation and returned to her rented home. Since then, Robbie has begun to slow down a little and her current living situation is nonconducive to her health challenges. She can no longer get in the clawfoot tub nor can she go in the basement to do her laundry. Despite her circumstances, Robbie is strong in mind and spirit. She is a believer and a fighter.
Isn't it time for Robbie to have her own home? One she owns and one that provides the amenities supportive of her health challenges? A walk-in shower is a priority to prevent falls and accidents. The ability to do her laundry without risking going into the basement is a priority. Robbie, a woman who sacrificed her time and resources to help others in need deserves to live out her final days in her own home.
This fund is for Robbie. This fund will help Robbie become a first-time homeowner at 76 and be free of a mortgage. This fund will pay it forward for all the loving and safe shelter she provided to others in her lifetime. Let's make this dream a reality for Robbie. Let's ensure that her last days are in a safe home she loves. Please contribute generously and share often.
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