Our mother, Betty Reid Soskin, has suffered a stroke and it is our hope that we can keep her at home for her rehabilitation and beyond. For now, we will need to hire in-home care to keep her safe and give her the best possible opportunity for recovery, recognizing that, at 98 years old, recovery is not a given. We would like to know that we will have the funds to carry this through.
The initial amount was based upon the rough estimate of an in-home care person for 8 hours a day for one year. It may be that Betty needs more, or less help than that. We want her to have the best possible care during this challenge.
Betty has touched the lives of so many people though her work with the National Park Service, and will continue to do so, whatever the outcome of her current condition, through her memoir, "Sign My Name To Freedom" and the upcoming documentary films about her. We are reaching out to all of those who would like to help.
We do not yet know what the outcome of this will be, not how long, or what direction it may take, but we want to make sure that she has the best chance we can give her for rehabilitation .
The next few weeks are critical for her recovery and we hope it is as complete as possible.
Please help us give her what she needs, in this challenging time!