She's asking for donations and getting upset that some people just can't afford it...
My cousin and her son are in the hospital with RSV. Her son was born premature and has had complications since birth. They tried to take him off the breathing machine last night, but it didn't work.
Anyway, my aunt (my cousin's mother) has been seeking donations via Facebook. Apparently very few people have come forward to help (with gas, food, whatnot) and my aunt is pissed.
I told her that some people can only afford to send prayers and/or hopeful thoughts, including myself, and she got even more pissed. I know monetary donations are what she wants and not just prayers, but still. Some people really can't afford it. There are churches and other non-religious organizations out there that can help with food and other things, which I brought up to my aunt. She said there is no reason that her daughter should have to beg from strangers! Really? Strangers help people all the time, sometimes more than one's own family. What is wrong with them asking for help from organizations that are meant to help people?
I know that only a few people have donated to her so far, which is why I brought up outside help, but why be hostile over it? Am I wrong to think that the outside help could be beneficial? I already feel guilty that I can't help my cousin, but she's not the only one in my family that's struggling, nor the only one in the hospital. It hurts my heart to think of her kiddo on the breathing machine, but there is only so much some people can do.
Sorry... This is more of a vent than anything...