To Give Rita Peace of Mind

The short story.
I have been caring for Rita for all the time we have been together (nearly 16 yrs). In all that time I had imagined that I would be able to 'fix' things for her. You see, she has had a mental illness for many years, brought on by years of abuse in her childhood. Unthinkable abuse. The genes too have apart to play in this of course. She is also a suvivor and had survived for a long time in her own way. She has gone through many hospital stays, the longest and most traumatic was 2014-15 after an act of desperation. Finally, we found medications that suit, and she started to live a stable life, but lost a lot of her fun and outgoing personality, which I really miss. However there is still some there.
Now, just a few days ago, 24th November 2017, she had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. And she was in pain - a lot of pain. It was a devastating blow. The look on her face told it all. We cried. After all the pain of the past she has been through to be told she had this incurable desease with just 6 months, maybe a little more, to live. 'WHY'! I ask my self. 'Hasn't she been through enough. Just let her have peace for crying out loud'. 
There is no cure. 
All the time, love, energy and money gone into supporting her, and more. WHY! It doesn't make sense
Unbeleivably we cancelled her insurance just a month before because we couldnt afford it any more, which was more to do with her mental illness and not this. 
I promised her a holiday and travel many times before this as we hadn't been away for nearly 6 yrs. 
So I hope to be able to raise enough funds to have that holiday and also to stay in the home we have for as long as possible to give her peace of mind for the time she has. It will be easier for her. Beacuse of the short time we will have together we dont want to worry about money or moving house. 
I can't beleive life can do this to someone who has given so much of her self and yet combat though her own life what she had already gone through from her early years of life. Now this. To be honest it's feels like S........ 
We just want peace and happiness and time, so help is needed as soon as possible. Thankyou so much for everything, and caring. 

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