I am raising this money for a desperately needed new roof for my mother, Amanda. Her house has needed a roof for several years now, but due to her continued struggle with cancer has been unable to come up with the money on her own. She has three grown daughters, (myself being the eldest) and a son who has just left for his second year at WSU, and nine grandchildren. She is a major part of all of our lives.
She was first diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and immediately under went major surgery to remove all the affected areas. Then came countless doses of chemo therapy and was declared cancer free for almost five years until earlier this year when they found two tumors had formed on her liver and pancreas. Chemotherapy treatments and doctor appointments have engulfed her everyday life and has made it hard for her to work and stay ahead of her mortgage and other bills, not counting the pile of medical bills or what it would take to put a new roof on her house.
We all know what it is like to struggle and how easy it is to become discouraged and let disappointment and negativity overwhelm us. Not my mother, despite what she has had to endure she has never given up, never let her grief or disappointment show. She is the strongest, most brave woman i will ever know. Some how she has always managed to stay positive and looks to the future, and never gives up.
This woman means the world to me and it is hard to bear witness to the types of hardships she has had to endure. This illness has left her financially behind and struggling to keep up, let alone catch up or take on any extras. Her house which she has fought to keep over and over, has needed a new roof for several years and with season has gotten worse. It will not make it threw another winter. We have to get a new roof on it now.
Thank you for anything that you can do even if that is just sharing our story.
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