About the Campaign:
The death of a spouse is not the time to be hit with “Now I Have To Go Find A Full-Time Job!” (Especially when you are 70 years old.) People talk about the “golden years” as being filled with time to spend with family, doing service for one’s church, and retiring. Such is not the case for this sweet mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lost her beloved husband suddenly. While she thought that monetary things had been arranged, and she had never been asked to help with bills; Cathi worked a few days a month and helped with the house payment. Only after her husband died did she find out that they were in debt. A lot of debt. The grief of death compounded with the overwhelming shock of financial ruin was more than she could comprehend. At this time, she will have to move from her home, unless she can find a full-time job, and bankruptcy is looming as her only option to get creditors off her frail back. She can’t contemplate retirement. She can’t contemplate missionary work. She can’t even contemplate moving to a retirement community or a smaller home. She is facing a one-bedroom apartment in a poor section of town. She will be working until the day she dies, to pay off the debt that she didn’t know existed.
On top of this strain, and the grief of being widowed, Cathi just had surgery herself! She has spent her life with poor feet, and it finally reached the point where surgery was necessary. Just a week before her husband passed away from complications following heart surgery, Cathi had been having surgery herself, to realign toes, and try to regain her walking abilities. She had to use crutches to get to the hospital room to see her husband and is now in a walking cast. She maneuvers carefully to not fall while she visits his grave.
Cathi will regain the use of her feet, but she will have to find a job which allows her the flexibility of sitting, not standing for eight hours a day. Please, if you have the means to help someone, won’t you consider donating to her relief fund. Help her eliminate the debt that was incurred, unbeknownst to her. I am asking for $5,000. That is one/sixth of what she is faced with, and it doesn’t include her monthly bills. God bless you for your contribution, and God bless her!