Peace of mind for Karen

I never thought that less than two months before my 46th birthday that I would be planning my final days. I never thought I would miss the chance to see my son or daughters get married. I never thought I’d lose out on getting to watch my grandchild grow up, even though it’s been only two years since she came into my life. I never thought I would have to face the worry of my kids having to manage life without me, and I never thought they would have the responsibility of laying their mom to rest while they were still in their early twenties. But after more than a year of fighting - after more than a year of worries and prayers, hopes and struggles, treatments and hospital stays - I now face all of these despairing realities.

Even though I have been placed on hospice, I refuse to say that Cancer has won, or that I have lost. I know in the end I will still win because I know Heaven will be a wonderful place. I am ready spiritually, but I am not ready - not mentally, not emotionally and definitely not financially. I don’t want to place any of this burden on my kids - none of the worry, none of the duties of making arrangements, none of the monetary stress. I want them to be able to remember me and grieve without the additional strain that the lack of money will create. And with no life insurance, medical expenses, a mortgage, household utilities, and a car note to be paid, the negative impact that finances will leave with my kids, especially my daughter and granddaughter who live with me, is one of my biggest fears. You have all been so kind and quick to say “let me know if there is anything you need” and many have already done so much for us. But now, the most important thing that I need is peace of mind.

That is why I am asking for your help in covering my final expenses and building a small security net for my children as they begin to step out on their own without my help. We simply cannot do it alone. We not only need help with any amount you can give, but we also need your prayers desperately, now more than ever. This is definitely a difficult path, one that none of us is ready for, but we are all most appreciative of every single prayer and kind word that has been uttered in our names. Thank you all for your support, your friendships and your continued prayers!

With abundant and sincere love, Karen.


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

Donations

  • Linda Kirkwood 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Kayla Driskill 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Laura Westmoreland  
    • $90 
    • 26 mos
  • D. Lynn Munger 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Missy Wolford 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer

Karen Alexander Manning 
Organizer
Laurel, MS
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