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It kills me to have to make one of these because my family never asks for help.
Both of my parents would never ask me to do something like this, either, but I feel like I need to do something. I feel so helpless.
My mom and dad are both in the hospital and are suffering from COVID. My mom has been in St. Vincent’s since July 15th at 4:33 PM. My dad was just admitted July 24th. He is now going into the ICU where he will be put on full oxygen. My mom was doing better and was supposed to be getting out of the hospital July 26th but never made it out.
My brother, who was also in the ICU, was fighting for his life for the past three weeks. He went to rest with Jesus on July 26th, 2021 at 2:26 AM.
He suffered so much in such a short amount of time and I do not know how I will be able to walk this earth without him.
When my mom found out my brother passed away, her oxygen and blood levels dropped. So, she has to stay at St. Vincent’s a few more days while my dad undergoes new treatments to save his life.
Both of my parents have not been able to work for a couple of weeks due to their health.
I have not been able to see them and we could not be there for my brother while he was suffering. It has crushed my family into pieces.
If you know my parents, you know that they are good people. They would do anything to help anybody in need. They both work for Duval County Public School System. That’s where my brother worked, too.
He was the kindest and most giving person I’ve ever known. He would give you the shirt off of his back even if it meant he had nothing left. He was my protector and would lay down his life for my other brother, Cason, and I.
Because of all of this, I want to help with their cost of hospital bills, house bills, car payments as well as the cost of the arrangements for my brother. I would gladly give them all the money I have but It still wouldn’t be enough to help. If you know me, you know I’m in class and clinic almost every single day. My parents deserve the world and it pains me that I can’t give that to them.
They should not have to worry about trying to make it out alive, their bills and Britt’s passing.
This isn’t something I would wish on anyone. Cason and I are struggling to cope in the world without our parents next to us. We cannot afford to lose one of them, either. Our oldest brother was our number one fan and was always there for us if we ever needed anything. We are beyond devastated.
We could not have asked for better parents growing up, either. They’re the kind that would attend all of our games, award ceremonies, talent shows, dances, proms, and birthdays. They would never miss anything that was important to us. It just absolutely hurts me to no end that we cannot see each other and grieve the loss of my oldest brother.
Please do not feel like you have to donate. I am not begging, only asking for your prayers and some help for them. Like I said, they would never ask me to do something like this. I just want to help them in anyway that I can and alleviate any financial burdens while I’m alive and able.
I’ll never get my brother back and I cannot afford to lose anyone else.