Single Mom Needs Help With Burial

Initially, this GoFundMe was set up to help my best friend since 7th grade, Dawn Martin.  It was set up to help pay bills for the next 4 months due to her needing to take care of her dying mom.

 On October 16, 2018 Sharon Martin passed away at 6:50pm.  Our goal is to pay for the cremation, an urn and have just a little bit left to get Dawn back on her feet for the new life she is about to start.

Dawn will be going back to work next week, but I know there is no way she can afford to cremate her mom.  This is why I have changed this GoFundMe, so that at least we can put a dint in the cost of the cremation.

For those who do not know Dawn, let me tell you a bit about her.  She is basically Wonder Woman.  This single mom has been taking care of not only two little girls by herself but she has also been the caretaker of her mom Sharon.  For the past 6 years, Dawn as been the sole provider for her family.  She has worked her butt off trying to provide for a family of 4 on one income in West Virginia where wages are already low to start with.  

A few years ago, her mother was diagnosed with dementia.  Even with this diagnosis, Dawn seemed to continue to be able to provide housing and food for them all, living paycheck to paycheck.  I honestly have no idea how she did this by herself.

In May of this year, their family got the news that Sharon, her mom, had liver cancer, lung cancer and bone cancer.  The doctor gave her 4/6 months to live.   This was devastating news for everyone but Dawn still managed to keep everyone afloat, until this past month.  That's when I decided to set up this fund.

Now that her mom has passed away, we needed to change this fundraiser.

I'm asking for $4400  but remember $1700 has gone to her bills this month and part of them for next month already. Minus all the fees they impose on the account.

The average cost to cremate someone without a funeral, is about 2k/3k from the research I have done and the amount that they have given us.   

Dawn has never asked for anything and she is not asking for this, I'm stepping in because she is one person I know that deserves to have this help in this difficult time.  If you knew Dawn, please leave a message.  If you didn't please tell us why this story touched your heart in helping her.

Thank you to everyone who has donated or is considering donating.
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Organizer

Sabrina Cooper 
Organizer
Shenandoah Junction, WV
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