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My mother is dying UPDATE: I'M GOING!!!!!

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UPDATE:  The Dream Foundation has granted my mom's wish! This means they will pay for the majority of the hotel and gas costs. We can finally, finally go without having to worry about how to get home! THANK YOU to all of you!!!! Nearly everyone here was very supportive and I know that all of your prayers, thoughts, and positive energy have helped make this dream come true! I am so thrilled to be able to tell this to everyone! We are leaving Friday night and staying for a week. I will post pictures up as soon as I am home from the trip!!! 


This is not a troll post- note that I am not posting anonymously and I will list all of the web pages I can at the end of this post. Please don't trash me in the comments, I wouldn't be asking here if I wasn't absolutely desperate.

My mother fought and won against breast cancer a few years ago. Recently, though, she learned that it has come back and spread throughout her body. She has stage 4 terminal metastatic breast cancer which has turned her spine to mush, literally. It has also shown up in her brain, a lung, and in other bones. Her prognosis is that she has two to six weeks left to live. She is only 46 years old. Her last wish was to have her family together for Christmas, which hasn't happened since 2001.

I started a web page for her in August to raise donations, but unfortunately I have only managed to raise a small amount. I am begging you all, to please, if you can help in any way, please help me see my mother before she passes away. She has never even met my youngest son, Leo.

I would like to drive to Wisconsin with my children to spend at least two weeks with her. Enterprise has offered a discounted vehicle for $452 total for a two week period, but I don't have enough for this. I also need enough money for gas and a hotel. I know I am asking a lot, and like I said, if I wasn't deperate, I wouldn't. What it comes down to is that I need about $700 at the bare minimum to make this trip.

I don't want to leave any later than the 18th of Oct. since that puts me right at her two week mark. I live in Kentucky so even though it is only a ten hour drive I would have to stop overnight. If anyone here can donate even just a little bit of money I would be so thankful. Every little bit helps and maybe if enough people each donate a little bit then together maybe I will have enough.

If you're still here by now, thank you for reading this. If you can't donate anything, please consider sharing her gofundme page on your facebook to help me share her story. Thank you, everyone.

My donation page for her is

A support page for her is

Her personal facebook page is

Dimitri's Rail presents Home For Christmas is

and my personal facebook page is

UPDATE: I am very very close to my goal- a few things have happened since I originally posted this. First, my husband's work has given him time off to go with me, which means a shorter trip, so less money. We'll be able to go for 9 days, it's less time, but I'll be glad to have his support. Second, we've gotten a couple donations that have helped VERY much- you know who you are and I thank you so very much. Third, I think it is a good possibility that our landlady will let us skip a week on rent (we have to pay weekly since we got behind a while back) which would free up a little more of our own money which would be enough to cover the gas both ways. I'm rambling now, sorry, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for your support, and for the prayers and thoughts for our family. Thank you!



by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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Quoting MajorsMom8215:

 I didn't know that. I'm sorry if I've offended you, I'm only trying to help my mother.

Quoting Elyce225:

You're not allowed to do this on here.


This young women is desperate, her mother is dying with one last wish, your a mom holding your child reflect on that feeling, because right now her mother can't, yes there are people who scam, learn how to tell the difference, in her time of need she's finding herself apologising to you imagine that, this is one of the biggest problems in today's society, the coldness of people., if you were going to inflict more on her you could have just said nothing some times its best, and that goes for the rest of the one's who feel the need to be so heartless, your moms and yet you spew this kind of ignorance on a mother reaching out she clearly stated if you couldn't help just pass it on, she's already hurting, i pray that none of you have to feel that kind of pain, again rather than hurt say nothing, we have enough cruelty floating around in this lifetime then to come on here and inflict more!

by MileHigh Mom on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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I'm so sorry about you mom. I lost my dad to Cancer on June 2nd. 

I can't help, but here's a bump for you. 


by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Where in WI? I live in Milwaukee...
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by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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why would u have to stop over night? that could shave off some could leave at 4 am and be there by night?

by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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 i am sorry about your mom. i saw the video :( very sad.

best of luck to you.

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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 Quick update: two donations (THANK YOU!!!!!) and I'm currently on the phone with Make A Wish

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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I am sharing your information and I will help at payday and I liked your Facebook. I am so sorry.
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by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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