The Long Goodbye

Please help my sweet friend Ruben through his journey as he takes care of his father, Jose Ruben Gonzalez. I’ve never seen someone so devoted to lovingly supporting and taking care of someone with such a heartbreaking, earth shattering and debilitating disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. As a young 30 year old man, his ability to maintain a genuinely positive kind and upbeat demeanor is inspiring and touching to everyone. If you spend just a few moments scrolling through Rubens Facebook, it’s obvious the kind of devotion this man has to the commitment he has to take care of his Dad, despite all the grueling hardships it entails. Attached is a trailer to Ruben and his father’s upcoming documentary that further explains the details of this journey that we are currently unable to disclose at this time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Any donation you’re able to make to my very deserving friend is greatly appreciated. 

“Taking care of my dad has been so hard on me emotionally. It’s difficult to comprehend the fading of a parent...with the added stress of finances to give him proper care, it makes matters much worse. Insurance barely touches the expenses of the professional full time care that he needs. I work 10 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week, to pay out of pocket for all of his personal and medical needs because he has not been granted social security benefits. The financial stress is piling up as time goes on. I’ve currently spent upward of $30,000+ within the past 2 years and can no longer keep us afloat on my own. With Dad having a progressive disease, the expenses are expected to keep going up, not down, which is a disturbing reality to face as his mental and physical health decline.” -Ruben Gonzalez
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 32 mos
  • Erica Krichbaum 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Gilberto Ledesma  
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Chrissy Wolff 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • janice farmer 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kaitlyn E Palencsar 
Organizer
Toledo, OH
Ruben Gonzalez 
Beneficiary
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