As I hear the sirens come closer and closer, I am trying as much as I can to keep my mother calm and reassured that help is on the way. When help finally pulls through and rushes her to the hospital, I finally felt relieved that my mother will truly be fine. However, my family and I later realized how a stroke could break even the strongest of people in life.
Hearing the news that the stroke has affected her speech, comprehension, and the feeling of her dominate side has crushed my family's heart. Knowing that my mother may never say 'I love you' or hear her laugh has made me regret so many things that I knew would have made my mother laugh or smile more.
As the youngest, I never learned what real responsibility was until seeing the responsibilities my older sister, Joann, was thrown upon after the accident. Seeing her try to be strong for my brother and I, while balancing her newfound responsibilities, has taken a toll on everyone both emotionally and physically. Although she does not wish to show her true feelings, as family I want her to know that I will always be there for her.
As the days kept going, I can see the overwhelming tasks of paying medical bills, mortgages, and further necessities that my family must take care of. Seeing my sister Joann, my brother Justin, and my father Jose try to decide on what needs to be done, has left me with so many questions. What could I possibly do for my own family? What can a nineteen-year-old girl do that can help my family financially in supporting my mother through her recovery?
Although I may not have a complete idea of what I could possibly do, I knew that I had to support my family in this desperate time of need. Of course, I will get a job to support my family in whatever way I can but I knew that there were others that wished to support my mother in this journey to recovery.
While my mother is overcoming her biggest fight, my family and I are wishing for you to be part of the journey in supporting my mother in her path to recovery. The journey will definitely take time and patience. However, my family and I believe Mildred Guevara will come out stronger than ever in the end of this adventure.
DonationsSee top donations
- Naira Edinjiklian
- Kristin Tweten
- Patrick Lam
- JOVEN & SYLA BELTRAN
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more