Weʼre raising £500 to help give a loving Christmas to a poor and disabled woman
- Carlisle, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- 7 days to go
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This is an appeal for any help that you can give to me to help provide a thoughtful and loving Christmas for a woman suffering from severe Fibromyalgia.
As a child, my father was extremely abusive to myself and my siblings. He was even more so to my mother. When i was 6 years old, he left her bankrupt and still owing large debts from his alcoholism and drug habits. She raised us alone. Most nights, she would go without meals just to feed us. She worked two jobs and still could not make ends meet.
14 years later, we know that the constant physical abuse is the reason for her Fibromyalgia. This is a chronic and incurable illness, in which pain receptors are cross-wired in the brain, causing an illusion of constant excruciating pain. A tap on the shoulder even hurts. She now also suffers from: cluster headaches, a tumour on her pituitary gland, depression, and seizures. Most days she is incapable of getting out of bed.
I want to make sure that this Christmas, a time for celebrating family, is made special for her. I am a student with barely enough money, and all i want is to be able to make her a tastey dinner and give her a few presents that she will enjoy.
If you can find it in your heart to donate as much or as little as you can, i would be eternally grateful, knowing that you have made her happy for just one day.
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