Weʼre raising £250,000 to give three very important women the kind of life they deserve
- Reading, UK
- 1 month to go
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I am desperately trying to help out the three very important women in my life.
Primarily, to give my wife the kind of life she deserves, but is unable to enjoy due to her debilitating condition. Ten years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, news that turned our world upside down. She has her good days and bad days but, through everything, she remains so positive and an inspiration to those around her. She is always so willing to help others, be it family, friends, or complete strangers. Her personality is, and is frequently described by people as, a 'tonic'.
My wife and I have been married for over 21 years and we are more in love now than we have ever been. That is why it so saddens me that I am unable to give her what she really needs. There is, sadly, no cure for MS at the moment, but what relieves her symptoms dramatically is sunshine. Our plan is to move to Spain and live in a climate where her condition can be managed and, with God's will, prevent her condition from worsening.
The problem I have is that, in the years since her diagnosis, I have been in and out of work through multiple redundancies, sometimes for lengthy periods. As a result, I have built up significant debts just to be able to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. So, the dream is just that. I can see no way of fulfilling our plans until I can eliminate the debts, before I can even begin to think about saving for the future or providing a legacy for our son.
I mentioned there are three very important women in my life - the other two are my mother, who lost her husband of 60 years, my amazing father, from cancer last year and is struggling to make ends meet. And my wife and I's best friend, who is such a beautiful person inside and out, but who is struggling financially and emotionally.
We are decent, law abiding people and we will always help wherever we can. It is just that, in this instance, we need a little help ourselves. I have contributed to many worthy causes in the past, but I have to think of our future which, at the moment, looks bleak, and to improving the lives of others around me.
If any of you are able to contribute directly to the cause, however small, that would be fantastic and I would be extremely grateful but, if not, I completely understand and thank you for your time in reading this.
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Devoted Husband, Father, Son and Friend
I am a devoted husband, my wife is my life. Unfortunately, she suffers from multiple sclerosis and it breaks my heart to see her suffering in any way. Our dream is to live in Spain, where the warmer climate reduces her symptoms. But debts make this an unrealistic dream.