Saturday, December 27, 2008

YeeMum's Invisible Friends

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

If you are reading this, you have learned of the death of YeeMum's (Ren) husband. The two of them battled his illness, End Stage Liver Failure, for five long years and endured six other passings of family and friends along the way.

If you are interested in reading the story behind her husbands death and the five year struggle that they shared, click here.

Right now, Ren and her kids are dealing with the loss of her husband, on Christmas day, and the effects of a blizzard that knocked out their water and other important services.

Ren shared with me the fact that she is not receiving the support from her family and friends that she had hoped for in this time of need. She doesn't have the money for the funeral either. Fortunatley, the funeral director has agreed to accept payments, but they will not be easy to make.

As someone who has lost a spouse, I can tell you that dealing with the expenses and planning of the funeral is most difficult. There are many details that need to be taken care of that are even more difficult alone.

What I am asking from you is a donation of money so that Ren is relieved from the financial pressure that is mounting right now. She has enough to worry about without having to wonder where the money is coming from.

We often talk on our blogs and make comments about how we are family. Let's show everyone that we mean what we say and step up to the plate. If you can afford to help, please do. If not, any help would be appreciated.

Ren lives in Oregon, in case any of you are within visiting distance. She has also expressed the need for adult contact so that she can vent her fears and frustrations.

Thank you for any help you can give. Just the thought that there are people out there willing to help will make a difference. Thank you and God bless.

Your invisible friend, Will

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