Thiis is clearly OT and I can understand if the mods don't want it here and if it is too much, please delete and I apologize. I post this because I have seen similar posts in the past and hoped there might be some people on this blog who would like to contribute what they could to one of the sadest stories I have ever witnessed.
I will be brief and say that many here have probably heard me say that I am the father of quadruplet four year olds. While my wife and I were going through IVF we met another family who also had infertility issues and were undergoing the treatment as well.
This family had triplet girls. While our four children were all born remarkably healthy (no problems whatsoever after my wife carried them 34 weeks), this family was not so fortunate. One of the three had hypertension, one had a hole in her heart that didn't close after birth and the third (Payton) has spastic cerebral palsy.
To make matters even worse, the wife (who was very good friends with my wife) died early this year from a blood disorder that was never diagnosed (at least the last I heard they still didn't know). She was in her early 30's and left behind their older daughter, the triplets and husband and had no life insurance for reasons I won't get into, suffice it to say she tried.
Now Payton is 4 and in need of a wheel chair to get around. Her father has a job paying minimum wage that has to support these four children and himself and just doesn't have the means to do what is needed for his daughter. He needs 60,000.00 to just buy a wheelchair and retrofit his vehicle so that it can accomodate the wheelchair and family. I don't know what they currently have, but even if they get more than the 60,000 dollars it is a family who definitely needs it.
I have linked the dontaion page and i think there is a video there, but if you need more information before you think it wise to donate I will provide a link to the news story that ran locally for you to watch. I have seen how generous this community can be and thought some here might want to help a cause such as this (every bit helps), especially with the Christmas season fast approaching.
If I can just ask though, please no negative comments about thiings like not having insurance and things of that nature. Again, they tried and were denied. This is a close personal friend so I would rather not see any harsh comments.
Also again, if this is too far out there I apologize and mods, please delete.
Here are the links: