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A hardship fund forJo T. Silva

$4,321 given of $3,500 goal

Lost In Transition

Started by: Pedro Silva

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Transitions are hard. Especially when they seem to be out of your control. My mother is in a transition and it is not something she chose. Nine months ago she lost her job. Since then we have been doing our best to keep up with bills, rent, and other expenses the best we could. However, in 5 days, when her lights are turned off, we will have to force a transition unless we can buy a little more time from the Electric Company and the Apartments where she is living. If we hit our fundraising goal, we will be able to pay her past due electric bills, her rent for one more month, and the moving expenses to relocate her to live with my brother.

This has been a very challenging time for us because my brother and I both live in different states than my mother and do not presently have excess income to keep up with everything. The saving grace in all of this is that back in November we found out that a neighbor of hers had been taking care of her and covering things that we didn't know about and making sure she get socialized. He is our age and a retired Air Force Veteran and an angel of a human being. Were it not for him, we would not know just how tough my mother's situation is. In addition to all of the help he has been, he is helping us coordinate her relocation and cover some costs for it as well. Our preference would be that he wouldn't have to withdraw from his own savings to do this. He lost his mother not too long ago and said that if his mother were alive and in need of help, like our mother is, he would hope someone would help her. That's why he decided to help our mother see this transition through.

This is a humbling experience. But the fact is that what our mom is experiencing is the reality for far too many people. We have been fortunate that we were able to hold out this long with the help of an Angel named Scott. Since we cannot soften the emotional and psychological impact of having her leave the place she's called home for the last 8 years and the neighbors she loves, we are hoping we can soften the financial impact. If you are not able to help financially, we appreciate your prayers and well-wishes.

If you receive this invitation from me, thank you for being a person that I can be vulnerable with. If you choose to share this with others, please feel free to put them in touch with me to see that this is a legitimate concern.

Thanks for understanding and I appreciate you.

Pedro Silva

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  • Joan Blades3 weeks ago
  • Jason StClair4 weeks ago
  • Douglas G Wales4 weeks ago With love for you and your family
  • G. Lagerberg4 weeks ago Best wishes.
  • Shannon Hartmann4 weeks ago So much love ❤❤❤❤ From the Hartmann Family
  • L Ferrante-Roseberry5 weeks ago Glad to support with a little financial gift AND any way I can. I'm right around the corner from you -- would be happy to get together for a cuppa tea some time soon.
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  • Nannette Banks5 weeks ago Blessings in Abundance!
  • Japhet De Oliveira5 weeks ago Not lost in translation...but loved.
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