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I made this blog in hopes of support in helping to promote an Irish woman’s story as I try to make her dream come true for Christmas.
My Mother, Angela, suffers from illnesses such as diverticulitis, diabetes and arthritis. She is retiring soon to a council house she has looked after for the past 40 years.
The house has issues from, maggots, mold to crumbling walls and the ceilings cracking and falling down. As you can imagine, this has led to many health issues for my family but most importantly my mother. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough to buy our home and with my grandmother, now in the early stages dementia, it means my Mother will soon have to give up work and look after her fully.
The council will not allow my grandmother to move in with us as she is an old age pensioner and the house would need work to accommodate her needs. A Councillor, off the cuff, remarked the council would look at the fact she would not be able to contribute much towards rent and they wouldn’t waste the money on adapting the house on the possibility of her longevity.
When they find out that she has this illness, they may possibly kick her out of her own home and we will have no choice but to put her into a home which is the furthest thing that we want to do. We love her and want to care for her as she done for us.
My Mother is the most amazing and has the kindest soul of anyone you will ever meet and I am blessed to have her. She went to work right after my dad passed so that she could give myself and my brother the best life she could. She went to college at night trying to educate herself to get a good job for us. She’s worked long nights and traveled through desperate weather conditions to get to work, all to put a hot meal on the table for my brother and me.
She also works as a carer in a nursing home because she wanted a job that allowed her to give back. It’s a very tough job on her and she has sat by the bedside of many people comforting them as they passed away but it is a job she loves and is perfect for her as she has a heart of gold.
I have done an interview with a local newspaper and radio station but unfortunately have not got much support.
The council won’t sell us our home because our income isn’t sufficient. My Mother has been trying to fix all the repairs over the years and has spent everything she has on them. She now has nothing for her retirement. Not even the house she worked so hard for.
We need to fix it up and adapt it so can care for my grandmother here but I desperately need help.
I have set up a fundraiser to buy the house and pay for all the repairs and make it accessible so that my Mother can move in my grandmother and care for her as she deteriorates further, found here:
If you can please donate or help promote our story.
Thank you for reading,
https://corkindependent.com/news/topics/articles/2019/10/09/4180765-im-fighting-this-for-my-mother/ Forgot to include the newspaper I spoke with. It’s this one.
UPDATE: My grandmother was taken to hospital after suffering seizures in front of my mother and I so I apologize for being late getting back to everyone and thanking you for your support. They are going to keep her in observation for a few days and test her but think it’s coming from her heart as her heart rate and blood pressure were very low when she was brought in.
Update: Nan is doing better! Heart rate is still slightly irregular but thankfully no more seizures so far.
UPDATE (05/01/2020): Hey guys! Thank you so much for all of the support and well wishes. I can’t tell you how much it is appreciated.
My grandmother was thankfully released and got to spend Christmas with us but is due to go back to hospital at the end of the month for more tests. During the Christmas, we started drawing together again (mostly me) after she got upset about not being able to see her dogs. One has passed and the other is living with us along with our own dog.
It got me thinking and I want to give back more to everyone who has helped us out so from now on with every donation given. I will post out a letter with a drawing made by myself or my grandmother, of a drawing with her with her dogs, with a handwritten thank you note (heads up we’re not good at drawing) but if you would prefer a poem or something else just let me know. Give me a message on here, or the gofundmepage or at my email address email@example.com with an address you would like the letter delivered to. I promise I will try to have them out the same day as the donation.
Thank you again everyone!