Have you ever been in a situation where you were down on your luck with no options left. Then someone stepped up and gave you a helping hand? This is the perfect opportunity to pay it forward and ultimately change a family's life forever.
I recently met a women and her three children who are camping in a canvas tent in Butte Alaska. They have a wood stove to keep warm somewhat and to survive, but it's getting colder out. At the time I'm writing this, it is 2 degrees.
She also has cancer and is in need of brain surgery to be hopefully done this month. But she can't get that until she has a place to go for recovery that is clean, safe and warm for her and her 3 children and her pets that are part of the family.
She has a 23 yr old son who works hard in the cold to get wood and haul it in the tent to keep warm. She also has a teenage son who's 17 and a 15 yr old daughter.
She moved to Alaska with her kids 10 yrs ago in hopes of a better sustainable life. They moved to Chitina bought a little land with a shed and tried to make a go of it.
3 years ago she found out she had kidney cancer and had surgery to remove her tumor and left kidney. A year and a half later she was diagnosed with chaiari malformation, which is like stroke symptoms. A while later she found out she had a brain tumor.
So then they moved to the valley to be closer to medical care. They started out camping in spring hoping they would find a home but the medical bills added up and they were waiting on dividends to get in a home, but feeding a family, the money went quickly.
She can't work because of the cancer and complications. Time is running out. It's getting colder. She needs medical care and a home for her family. PLEASE HELP. Even $5 from many people would help.
And through all of this she and her children help out her neighbors and she volunteers to help end homelessness in the community
She is a proud women who had a really hard time asking for help, knowing that other people are worse off. She's a very kind woman thinking of other's in her community.
Now as a community it ' sour turn to help her. Please give. Even a little adds up to a lot.
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