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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:21 PM

My mother is requesting immediate help

When I put on a GoFundMe fundraiser for my mom in October, DU was absolutely wonderful and caring. I will be eternally grateful. Your help got her through a tough time. Some new circumstances have come up (which I describe in my GoFundMe story) that require some immediate help until her Social Security comes on Jan 26. She requested I put this on right away. I am trying some other things mentioned last time: I have a disability claim that is dragging along, she is looking into county services, and other means of help. There has been nothing that can substitute for this fundraiser, so out of a great love for my mom, I put this on. I did not want to do this again, but am forced to. My momís in bad shape. I included her picture this time to personalize things. Thank you for ANYTHING you can give to help. I know there will be a time we get out of this and can pay it forward.

Link to the GoFundMe:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/my-mother-needs-immediate-help

Thank you very, very much.

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Reply My mother is requesting immediate help (Original post)
mvd Jan 2022 OP
MLAA Jan 2022 #1
Arkansas Granny Jan 2022 #2
dixiechiken1 Jan 2022 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #4
mvd Jan 2022 #8
mvd Jan 2022 #5
chillfactor Jan 2022 #6
mvd Jan 2022 #7
tblue37 Jan 2022 #9
mvd Jan 2022 #10
mvd Jan 2022 #11
mvd Jan 2022 #12
mvd Jan 2022 #13
mvd Jan 2022 #14
mvd Jan 2022 #15
mvd Jan 2022 #16
niyad Jan 2022 #17
mvd Jan 2022 #18
mvd Jan 2022 #19
LetsGoBiden Jan 2022 #20
mvd Jan 2022 #21
LetsGoBiden Jan 2022 #22
Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #23
mvd Jan 2022 #24
mvd Jan 2022 #25

Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:35 PM

1. Best wishes!

Was able to pitch in

M.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:37 PM

2. I hope things work out for your mom.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:38 PM

3. Done.

Best wishes to you & your mother.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 07:50 PM

4. Done, and all the best! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 08:46 AM

8. Thanks Peggy and all!

Again I appreciate the understanding from everyone.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:12 PM

5. Thank you all so much!

I have reached my goal already. Thank you everyone for your understanding!

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:27 PM

6. I am 80 years old, disabled,and homebound.

I also survive from one month to another on social security. I have not had my meds for 4 months because I can't afford them. My internet and TV are my contacts with the outside world. Wish I had a son like you.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:36 PM

7. Thank you

I appreciate the kind words and wish the best for you. Itís just not right that you have to go without.

This is the last GoFundMe I am doing here for sure. I didnít want to do this one but my mom was in bad shape and convinced me. I love her so much.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 09:14 AM

9. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 04:10 PM

10. Thanks for that!

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 07:04 PM

11. Also..

While I am not changing the goal this time, I really could use as much as possible for mom. Itís the last one of this kind I am doing at DU (I have some plans in motion) so as much as you can give is greatly appreciated.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 09:01 AM

12. Once again, DU has been amazing!

I got one nasty e-mail, but that wasnít from a DUer. I could tell by the personís name for DUers. Another person wanted me to raise the goal to $25,000. While that would be nice, it is not doable - and raising the goal from $1,000 to $25,000 would be nonsensical.

The fundraiser has momentum, so I set a goal of $1,500.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 09:55 AM

13. This is also the day my dad died in 2018

Mom and I are thinking about him today. I really want her end of life to be more peaceful and stress free.

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Response to mvd (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 10:16 AM

14. One more thing

The small donations mean a lot to me! It shows you donít have a lot, but care enough to donate. Iíll leave this up until all the funds come in.

Thanks again all!

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 06:03 PM

15. Letting the evening and night crowd see this

Thanks all.

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Response to mvd (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 10:50 PM

16. I'll bring this up a few more times to see if I can reach the final goal

It means a lot as the 5 week wait for Social Security and surprise expenses came up.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 11:49 PM

17. KNR for visibility.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 07:47 AM

18. Hi all

The $1,500 goal would be very useful if we can get to it. I appreciate this so much. I only ask for what we could really need.

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Response to mvd (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 06:00 PM

19. Well my mom's looking happier

Unfortunately she often has that stressed look. But thanks to DUís understanding, things are looking better. The only other time I would do another GoFundMe is when you really wouldnít want to - things like health bills or disaster costs. Those may have to be put on social media.

Iíll keep the thread going a couple more times.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 06:07 PM

20. Isn't the 26th in six days

 

Isnít the 26th in six days? You say you put new circumstances in your GoFundMe but it literally says because your momĎs friend has Covid she canít get to the store $1500 for Uber rides for six days my whole Social Security check isnít even $900 but with the loss of the Child credit I have a feeling there will be more request for help as time goes on

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Response to LetsGoBiden (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 06:11 PM

21. That part just makes it more needed

We had a big water bill that built up, overdraft and other unexpected expenses. I am sorry it seemed that way to you. We have no qualified children. I have been here since 2001 and am sincere. There are other means I am looking into, and I still wouldnít do another GoFundMe of this kind. DU has helped enough.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 06:19 PM

22. I understand

 

I understand I tore my MCL a few weeks back so I totally understand I literally have a huge hole in my roof with my wife and daughter freezing and Iím so embarrassed to ask for help my self so I fully understand

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 06:20 PM

23. done

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 07:29 AM

24. I'm giving this another visibility kick..

for those who may not have seen it yet. Another reason I made the final goal $1,500 is that my mom recently had a ďMedicare WellnessĒ visit at her doctorís office. There was a $600 charge for this visit! Her Medicare Advantage plan only covered something like $100. Mom had no idea sheíd be charged like that.

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Response to mvd (Original post)

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 07:09 PM

25. Thank you very much, DU

I have reached the $1,500 goal. Because of that, I will not be bringing up this thread anymore.

DU has gone above and beyond. I was so afraid people wouldnít understand, but that was not the case at all. My momís health has been affected by this stress and we are very, very grateful.

Hereís hoping 2022 is good for all of us.

- Matt

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