mom is passing and I can’t afford✈️

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My name is Josea Norris im 27 years old and, I live in Florida along with my son who is 5. I had received some terrible news about my mother who lives in Washington State, she had been in a terrible motorcycle accident with a big truck and she was immediately airlifted to Sacred Heart and in surgery to relieve some of the swelling in her brain. The truck had failed to vield and when she was continuing straight he pulled out to turn, the picture of the incident was posted publicily and that was when I saw how big the truck was, It was a four door with big tires and when it hit my mama it took her into the grill of it and squashed her bike, the picture and the thought of the pain she was in brought me to my knees with tears rolling down. She rides a big red shiny bike so needless to say the driver in the truck was not paying attention at all.  She is now fighting for her life and I live half way across the United States with no money to buy a plane ticket to get to her. My mama is my rock, she has always been there for me no matter what. Her name is Holly K. Andersen, She spent 22 years of her life with the navy serving her country on an aircraft carrier, she was a E5 petty officer, she is a wonderful woman, an amazing mother, and a good-hearted person, or in my eyes she's my hero, my bad a$$ mama. She spoiled and loved her grandsons with all her heart. Her passion was riding her bike and sewing,  I fell in love with motorcycles because of her.  I'm not the kind of person who feels comfortable asking for help let alone asking for a handout but sometimes you have to put aside your pride to do what needs to be done.  So here it is, the plane ticket is around 1100, I wont have a vehicle so I will have to get a cab when I land. My son won't be with me so I will have to leave money for expenses with him. I will more than likely get a hotel because friends live hours from Spokane, and the hospital won't be good for every night. I'm trying to stay for 2 weeks so I would also be able to see my old close friends that I haven't seen since 2009, I lived in WA for almost 9 years so these are friends I actually got to get close with because of the military moving us all the time it rarely ever happened. My mom is currently on Life support and she is an organ donor. My oldest brother has been by her side and my stepfather is rushing home from his parents home in North Dakota due to his father passing recently.  I couldn't imagine not being able to go see her. I know that if the roles were reversed she would do everything in her power to get to me. So I'm doing everything in my power to get to her I've sold some of my electronics, and I cant get rid of my laptop because I'm going for my bachelor's degree in Business so I really need it.  Even if you're not able to help money wise, I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer, I would take a prayer over nothing. Thank you for your time for reading this and thank you for any donation you can give no amount is too small. You have a blessed day. 29926600_15264909020_r.jpeg
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talking with Delta airlines now so hopefully we will be coming very soon. Fingers crossed. I just want to be on the plane already.
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Keeping our fingers crossed that the funds will be on my card tomorrow so i can book the flight and be on the plane by tomorrow night. And lord be with us while flying because its Terells first time and im worried this will over stimulate him but im getting headphones before we go too hopefully ease the tension a little
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Family has started to make their way up there, the doctors were unable to get the swelling down so she was closed up and brought to the ICU. She was pronounced brain dead and was made comftorable untill they are able to find someone who needs a donor. I dont do well with crowds of people especially during times like this. I suffer from a couple mental illnesses and and Ive had to learn to live my life either with it or against it, and the mind is a powerful thing, my mother knew all of this and knew how this situation would affect me which is why she always said to not be sad when the time comes but to throw a party and rejoice the life she lived for the time she had. I never thought I would understand what she meant by this but now I do. Im very upset at loosing my mom of course, but I also could never ask her to continue to live when that meant so much more than I should feel comfortable asking. Im not the one who will be living her life so why should I be selfish by asking her to continue to live every day in pain when I wouldn't be there every day taking care of her. When I was told that she was declared brain dead I had made the decision to not say "goodbye", but to say "I'll see you later" and I can hear her saying not too soon, I did all of this in the same spot we would spend our quality time, and right when I opened my eyes and raised my head I saw a yellow butterfly flying right in front of me, my mom used to say that it symbolizes a loved one. That was my sign and immediately I felt at peace, it wasn't like God made it all disappear, but rather he gave me the chance to be at peace with his decision cuz it was ultimately never up to us, I belive our destination is already set in the stars for us (so to speak) but we pave our own path by making decisions, some hard and some easy, and this is one of those decisions that can have your path-breaking into 10 new paths. The best and right thing for mama can mean i get hurt but shes my mama. Our plans have changed slightly but we will still be going home and I can give her a hug and kiss and then i will be comeplely at peace with this and I can heal correctly, I'm bringing my son with me, I will just time it to where I have 2 minutes with her alone so he doesnt freak out and then Im showing Terell (my son) what I loved about living there. The beauty in the city that isnt always seen. We will spend two weeks there since he will be out of school by the time we can leave because of the transfering of the funds from all you wonderful people. You are making this dream come true to a lot more people than just my son and I. You guys are amazing people that will in some form or another receive a blessing as big as you have givin my family. Thank you for all the help so far Im more than greatful to all of you. I will continue to update with pictures as well so dont think im just disconnecting :) Enjoy our trip with us.
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