I created a YouCaring donation page for my friend Rhonda. Rhonda is a quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down who needs 24/7 around the clock care (like me). Rhonda recently lost both her Mom and Dad in the span of 11 days. Rhonda’s Mom (Jackie) was her primary caregiver for basically the last 21 years and shared an apartment with her. If Rhonda cannot find the funds to keep her apartment and afford her care, she will end up in a nursing home. She is 46 years old. Even the smallest donation will help. Thank you for your consideration and potential generosity.
Here’s the link for Rhonda’s YouCaring donation page:
In Rhonda’s Own Words (pictures below)…
Imagine your 25 year old daughter becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down in a car crash. She now requires 24 hour care and you have to decide if she goes to a nursing home or you give up your job, friends, & life in another city to provide that care. For my Mom, Jackie, there was no hesitation, she was going to take care of her child! That was in 1991 and up until August 4, 2012 (21 years and one day after the anniversary date of my car crash) she provided that care.
My name is Rhonda. On June 19, 2012, my Mom (Jackie) started having issues walking and with her balance. After many trips to doctors, x-rays, scans, biopsies, etc, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Battling constant nausea for months, she very weakly underwent one round of chemotherapy on Oct. 3. She became more ill and it was apparent to her that her body wouldn’t allow her to get better. It was her wish to come home from her two month hospital stay and be with family for her remaining days. Bravely, Jackie lost her battle and passed away on Nov. 7, 2012.
Throughout her years of caring for me and most especially during her illness, Jackie worried constantly about who would care for me when she was no longer here. Her ultimate wish for me was that I would never have to enter into the care of a nursing home facility. I tried to assure her that maybe by the grace of God, I would never have to reside in a facility. I desperately didn’t want her worrying about that at such a difficult time. I am hoping with all hope and everything in me that with help from others I can make Jackie’s wish come true. She deserves that peace of mind even though she is no longer here.
If enough caring people are willing to help me by donating towards my care and future stability, then Jackie’s wish could be granted. I would be forever grateful! All monies will go into a trust and will be used for my care. I thank you for even considering helping me.
Contributions can be made online via this YouCaring page (no PayPal account is required to donate) or directly via PayPal using this email address: ForRhonda@yahoo.com.
Or here’s the bank info:
Rhonda’s Benefit Trust Fund
CITIZENS FIRST (Bank) OF THE VILLAGES
1050 Lake Sumter Landing
The Villages, Florida 32162
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Personally, I’ve known Rhonda for roughly the last fifteen years and I’ve never once heard her complain about anything. She has such a kind, caring heart. Please consider helping her if you can. Thank you and God bless.
Bill Miller 🙂
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: http://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net