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Ms. Ona's transportation

$1,115 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 17 months
Created June 9, 2017
dear friends and family,   i am asking for help for my mother. since her heart surgery she has been having some financial difficulties. a couple of week ago we had planned a surprise visit for my niece's head start promotion. the day before she had to leave, my mother got into a vehicular accident. although she safely walked away from the accident, the car did not survive the crash. our plans had to change for her to attend the promotion. my uncle drove 10 hours to pick up my mother and brother. we attended the promotion and also had a birthday celebration for my brother a couple of days later. we had found a dealership that was willing to work with my mother's situation and after much trial and pleading my mother was given a vehicle to return to her place in Oklahoma. my mother works for the Cheyenne arapaho tribe as a case worker for their head start program. she is also the guardian of my cousin's children. for her work she needs transportation to attend her required training. the dealership allowed my mother to take her vehicle with a deferred down payment of $2000.  payable in a couple of installments. the dealership has installed a remote starter chip that will shut off the vehicle if their payment is not received. please help us if you can. we have no savings and are constantly making it from paycheck to paycheck. my brother makes and sells beadwork jewelry at various powwows and dances in Oklahoma helping my mom. we have less than a month to finish paying off the down payment. and anything over will be used to make the payments on the car. the more we can put down the less she has to pay in finance charges.  my mother is a kind and compassionate person, she is always taking care of others. part of her teachings has lead to my monthly after first friday feast, building community. i hope my community can help her out.  thank you for your consideration.
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I can not quantify the gratitude i have for all of our contributors. we have been working diligently to raise this deferment and recently received an extention on our deadline with the dealership. it has taken so much energy and humility to get this far. once my mom return to her work in Oklahoma, there was problems with the radiator and the vehicle kept overheating. my mother was fortunate to find a mechanic willing to work with the dealership to make the repairs. the vehicle is running good now. native peoples often refer to their cars as horses. we the diné have stories of how the sun bearer tried to bribe his twin sons with multi-colored horses, when they sought his help to rid the world of the nayéé. the warrior twins refused them, saying first we must make our world safe, by defeating the nayéé. a long time after the world was made safe, and the diné clans left their island home in the pacific to meet their clansmen in the colorado plateau, the prophecy of the horses came true. whiteshell horse in the east representing the white dawn, turquoise horse in the south representing the blue daylight, abalone shell horse in the west representing the yellow twilight, obsidian horse in the north representing the black darkness, multi-soft material goods horse at earth-center representing water & earth, multi-hard material goods horse at sky-center representing air & fire/sun. the horses came, from the edge of the earth they came, rushing, thunderous, like the summer rain. upon the pollen path, the road of long life and happiness. and so we pray and sing, "upon the summit of the white shell mountain, the mountain of thinking, the white shell horse walks about, among the grass, between the trees, where the water flows the white shell horse walks about. . ."
all my relations!
mom with the grandchildren.
the white horse, white dawn horse.
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Raised by 35 people in 17 months
Created June 9, 2017
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