PREGNANT MOM SET ON FIRE
￼On today September 8, my daughter was critcally burned over 90% of her body as a result of domestic violence. She's a mother of 2 boys ages 15 and 8 and a newborn that was born 7 weeks premature. Everything was lost in the fire and she must begin a new with your help. She has a long road to recovery and unknown medical cost. I will be utilizing the funds to ensure her children and personal affairs are taken of until she is back on her feet. PLEASE stop domestic violence!! #Dreastrong
Happy New Year!!....but first an update on Andrea. Despite ME, GOD blessed me with six beautiful daughters. Andrea's temperament and no patience attitude similar to mine is why she is my "Mini Me". She describes to me the constant pain, unbearable pain in her legs daily, and the itching from the graphs and the massaging she needs to not scratch and further damage her skin.The nerve damage to her arm and hand still leaves her unable to fully care for "Journey " or even change her colostomy bag......her mom has been her rock in helping her do both. She has frequent nightmares that remind her of how she got to this point and she says physical therapy is PAIN. I say Drea " NO pain, means NO gain......but STILL she rises each day striving to reach normalcy. ....my pretty, stylish, keep it real, best mom, sister, daughter and friend to those know her, love her and have prayed for her...thats Andrea....my "Mini Me".....but it's time.....for her and me to finally sit and talk about September the 8th. ....I have avoided it like the elephant in the room because I didn't want to HEAR it or feel the pain.....her pain....a fathers pain...in my heart....but it's time.....GOD PLEASE hold us both up.......thank you
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their outstanding support during this difficult time. All the cards, text messages, phone calls, donations and prayers are truly appreciated. Although I’ve made enormous progress, I still have a long road ahead. I’m truly grateful and blessed to be alive. I graciously ask for your continued prayers and support as I continue down this road to recovery. Lastly, for those that are in an abusive relationship, I plead that you leave or seek help. Love isn’t supposed to hurt.
Gm, I woke up thinking about you......although you are talking and attempting to move around on your own, this do NOT paint the entire picture. You are NOT self sufficient. ...the colostomy bag and the periodic changing of that 3 to 4 times a day ensures that. Your surgical wounds have not healed completely, and have to be cleansed and dressed daily. Your anti-bacterial baths leave your skin dry and in some areas painfully raw. Andrea has little or no feeling in her left hand, requiring extensive rehab as does her therapy to regain her footing. Her temperament as you would expect is short and direct. The short lived joy of seeing msgs of inspiration and encouragement from friends and family on FB had to be shut down because of safety concerns associated with those who may wish to do her harm. This is NOT a pity party for my daughter, but an update to let everyone understand. ....this is NOT over. EVERY day presents a different challenge for Andrea, and she is STILL in need of your prayers, your kind thoughts, and your contributions which support her children and her care..........thank you so VERY much for continuing to support and strengthen Andrea and the Grinage/Kelly families. This marathon is NOT over #Dreastrong
Andrea and "Journey " were given a slight to no chances of survival, but NOW even her Doctors tear up at the progress she's made. The devil could NOT have you THEN...and WONT get you now. For JESUS said" I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will NOT walk in darkness, but WILL have the light of life.” Andrea continues to astound us with her progress. It is truly amazing. We are still asking for your support in getting things ready for Andrea, her boys, and Journey (who has “doubled her birth weight”) for when she is ready to come "home" and a sense of normalcy. Thank you, thank you for continued prayers AND support. ..I truly love you ALL as we ALL look forward to Andrea and her family being together as ONE!! #Dreastrong