One thing I have never done is ask for money. I have had 2 people offer me money but I politely said thank you so much but No. My needs are long term and the purpose of this blog has been to show the highs and lows of the diagnosis, disability process and work. I never wanted to mingle the two unless I write a book. I don't want pity. I want change and understanding.
Sometimes perspective can really bring you back to the present which is where I need to be. There are lots of problems in our country. Whether you believe healthcare should be for all or not....there are people suffering. I am facing dire circumstances but others face far worse, life and death.
Yesterday, a childhood friend had invited me to like a page. I pretty much check face book daily but don't reside there a lot. I have gravitated towards Twitter as a better medium to get my story/message out.
When I went to Teresa's page I was stunned. It was an invitation to a breast cancer fundraiser, for her.
Her folks, who I believe are missionaries, have come back to the US to be with her. They have dedicated their lives to serving the lord and I imagine they have little to offer financially.
So why should you help? Well I bet Teresa would be the first to say she doesn't deserve anyone's help anymore than the next person. But she needs it. And it's so hard to ask for help, especially financially.
I think most of us believe the mind is a powerful thing. The stress that this causes for her is hard to describe unless you have been there. The last thing she needs is to be so worried about making ends meet that it adversely affects her treatment.
Teresa is a Christian. No one doubts the power of prayer and if that is what you have to offer...please pray. Pray for her recovery, a sustainable source of income and ultimately that God's will be done.
If all you have to offer is a Re-Tweet or Face Book forward, that will also be really helpful. Below is the link to her GoFundMe page