|Daffy of @NoCryBabyDogs|
I has a serious issue to tell you bout today. Our good friend Daffy at @NoCrybabyDogs - well her mom needs our help. She's having a tough time right now and can't work so she can pay her bills. She has something called Vertigo, which I guess makes you very dizzy, and in bad cases you can't walk without falling down. YIKES!! A ooman could break something falling down cuz they has a long ways to fall.
Anyway, She needs something called a Home Health Aide to come in daily and help take care of her. Right now she has hired one for week days only, and only for 1 hour a day - a half hour in the morning to help her get dressed, toothies brushed, etc; and a half hour in the evening to help her get showered and ready for bed. She can't even afford that much help, but has had to do it. She hasn't hired any for the weekends, cuz it's out of the qustion she said for her billfold. She really needs more help than just 1 hour a day too on week days. M isn't even sure how she gets her meals or fills Daffy's bowl with kibble and fresh water. You see the Home Health Aide costs $16.50 per hour on week days and $18.50 per hour on weekends. The only insurance she has is Disability Insurance and they will not pay any of the charges. She also has to get very expensive meds now for that Vertigo stuff. Normally she relies on her card/magnet business to provide funds for things like this and to save to pay for big bills. She has other health issues too which prevents her from having a full-time job. But, now she's so sick, she can't even make cards. That means no income coming in either. The last time she had Vertigo, a few years ago, it went on for months, but she had a husband then to help with the bills and help take care of her. He has since passed, so it's just she and Daffy now.
M asked Daffy's mom if she could do a fund raiser for her to help pay for the home health aide and meds, and maybe even have a little left over to help with her other bills. She said no at first. She's a very proud lady and likes to "make it on her own" and not accept charity.
Then last night she sent M an email and very humbly agreed to it. We're sharing the last couple of lines of her email message with you:
"If I could still work I wouldn't be in this shape. I'm so sorry.
I feel like hanging my head as I say yes ... I do need help, Mary. Your kindness and the kindness of all the anipals is too overwhelming for words.
bless you all,
ingrid & daffy"
M says times are tough for so many oomans right now, but if you have any extra change laying around and can possibly help Ingrid, please do it. She will deeply appreciate it. No amount is too small - even a couple of $$ helps.
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