Help Brenda's Family Through Cancer Recovery

My name is Brenda Sahagian, I am a single mother and have been for the past 20 years. I have worked 4 jobs at once (18-22 hours daily) for years, I have carried food bank loads home by myself for years, I’ve worked non-stop cooking and cleaning and dealing with our hard times for all those years… And even with all that we’ve still been homeless and had no food in the cupboards at times. I became accustomed to putting myself on the backburner and living in survival mode and doing what it takes to keep my kids clothed, warm, safe and fed…

Now 20 years later, neglecting my self-care has led to being diagnosed with stage 3 breast and lymph cancer.  I am still fighting every day to find other sources of income to get us through this tough time. On top of regular day-to-day expenses, treatment and healing is a huge added financial burden to try to deal with. I need to be focused on healing right now.

So despite being used to doing everything alone and keeping my struggle to myself, I am creating this GoFundMe and putting it out there so I can actually focus on healing. This has become a financial burden for the whole family. My oldest daughter has been picking up the slack, lending me her savings for medical expenses, even though she is not working at the moment. I am now behind on all my bills, I have no energy to make trips to the grocery store so cabs and delivery services are an added expense. I cannot visit the gym so I’ve needed to purchase in-home equipment. Organic foods are more than twice as much as food with pesticides. I’ve had to pay for cleaning and organizing services for my home because I can no longer do it myself.

I am realizing I need to reach out to my friends for help which is not at all easy for me. We need some relief for the next 4 months to get through this tough time and hopefully get my business running and get back to work. I’d like to pay back my daughter the $4,000 I owe her as well and catch up on my immediate essential bills. I have created a Facebook group for everyone to follow my journey as well as posted all the educational info I've been deeply researching in case it can help someone else get through a serious health condition.

Thank you very much

https://www.facebook.com/groups/497730494713146


Thank you very much

Donations

  • CAITLYN PAGE 
    • $40 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 12 d
  • Shannon Snively 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Andy Inglis 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Ryan Clawsey 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
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Organizer

Brenda Sahagian 
Organizer
Brantford, ON
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