A Trip to Say Goodbye to Mom

Life in a House of Testosterone is no stranger to the heartache of not being able to get home to Pennsylvania to say goodbye to loved ones. When I lost my mother, I was living in North Carolina, 510 miles away. When I lost my stepfather and my grandparents, I was living in Virginia, 280 miles away. I had wonderful friends and supportive blogging friends who helped make getting home possible. Now it is my turn to return the favor.

Helping a Family Say Goodbye to Mom
Helping a Family Say Goodbye to Mom

A fellow blogger needs our help today. SaraLee Earegood-Foster, owner of SaraLee’s Deals Steals and Giveaways, is in need of our assistance. Her story is below:

I normally do not like to ask for help, but this is something I can not control and I want to do something nice [for my husband]. My husband’s mother is in her final stage of life, and I want to help him to be able to see his mother one last time and hug and say goodbye to her. It also happens to be his mother’s last wish, and we are working with hospice to come up with enough money to get my husband there. We would ideally like the whole family to have one last visit if possible. If we can come up with enough money, we can drive the 710 miles to see his mother and spend a few days with her as a family. We have not seen her in 8+ years, so this is all the more reason why I would love for my husband to be able to wrap his arms around his mother and hug her and say his goodbyes. His mother has Multiple System Atrophy (Shy Drager Syndrome).

If you can make a donation to help with expenses – please do. SaraLee has set up a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe which you can find here – http://www.gofundme.com/ac3duo

If you cannot make a donation at this time – please consider placing this widget on your blog to assist her with getting additional donations for the expenses.

I know that SaraLee would be eternally grateful for any assistance you can offer. Let’s pull together as a blogging community and help this family have the chance to say their goodbyes to a woman that means the world to them.


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