Tim and Melana are very hard-working and wonderful people. They are in their 50's. They have a 17-year-old at home still and I am their older daughter. My son is their first grandson, who they are obsessed with and help with as much as possible. Money has never been abundant in their lives, but they always made sure their girls were taken care of and happy.
2011 was a bad year. My dad had 2 heart attacks, quickly putting my parents into debt with medical bills. There was also a significant death in the family that affected all of us, but my parents remained strong and cared for us as best they could in the hardest time.
My dad's health means he is now visiting doctors, and unfortunately, the emergency room, very often, racking up more and more bills. His condition makes him extremely exhausted all the time, but he kept working. My mom took on a second job to try to make a small dent in the bills.
A couple of years ago, my mom's knee decided it was done. She has always had bad knees, but at this point, she could barely move. She got knee surgery, adding to their medical debt, but it didn't help at all, and she had to quit her second job because she couldn't stand for that long. Her knee has only gotten worse and now her other knee is hurting her as well. Now, she can't even stand long enough to brown hamburger. She needs to see a different knee doctor to hopefully get a replacement.
Even through all of this, they have remained positive and are a joy to be around. They deeply care about other people and always go out of their way to help those in need.
They cannot afford any of this. My dad is recently unemployed because of the limitations of work he can do with his poor health. There have been some generous people trying to help them here and there, so I made this gofundme for them in case there are more generous people out there willing to help these wonderful people through these trying times.