Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thank You

WOW, I am absolutely humbled and thankful for the way that everyone came through for me yesterday.  It was beyond my wildest hopes. I thought that I was seeing things when I checked my account and discovered that not only had my goal been met, but exceeded.  I cannot say thank you enough for all of your support.

I am going to go and see about that new scooter today.  I am so excited!  I feel like I got my world back and I look forward to scooting around the city and living my life.  Please know that every time I use it, I will think of all of you and your amazing generosity.  This means more to me than I can ever convey to you in words.  I will take a picture of it and place it up on the blog for everyone to see.  Your generosity was not only a gift to me, but to my family.  Having a scooter means that I will be able to be more active and do the things that my family needs, as well as spend the summer at the pool with the kids.  For me a scooter means freedom - something so precious it defies words.

With the extra you sent, I am going to get a new computer and that means I shall be back amping up the internet in no time.  I know they're some haters out there who are going to be disappointed to hear that. Hah! I may have been down, but with your help, I am no longer out. Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Renee

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dear Readers Please Help: I Need a New Mobility Scooter

You may well have noticed that I have been absent from the internet for about a week.  Well, I just had the week where everything under the sun went wrong.  It started when my computer decided that it had enough and died - of course, the manufacturers warranty is now ended.  I swear these things know just when to die.  I was frustrated but at least I had the comfort of using the unhusbands computer, until it decided that it had also had enough.

If my loses were just about our computers that would be bad, but something I could deal with.  What made matters worse was the loss of my scooter.  On Friday Mayhem, forgot his lunch and so I hopped on my scooter to bring it to him, when it simply died on the way to his school.  I was forced to push it for four blocks with not a soul stopping to help me.  My scooter functions as my legs, and without it, I am trapped in my home. I am not capable of walking more than a block without extreme pain and this leaves me completely dependent on family.

I have checked with all of the government agencies and I am not eligible for aid,  due to my working partner and the fact that I get a small pension.  They simply recommended I approach a charity for help.  The best that the local charity can do for me is to sell me a used scooter, which I am fine with, but that still means I need to come up with a thousand dollars.  I simply do not have it and this means until I can find a way to raise it, I am stuck in my home.

During the winter I always go through depression because my home becomes a prison.  The cold weather means that I am not able to get around.  I have come to think of spring as the start of my life because it means that I am able to regain my independence.  Spring means being able to take my kids to the park, visiting friends whom I have not seen much of,  going to the grocery store, doing my own banking, or even generally just getting out of the house to clear my head. I know that this amounts to the everyday events of life but when you cannot do them, it is extremely hard.  When you are not able, your mobility device literally means life.

I need help everyone.  I cannot stand the idea of being completely stuck in my home, dependent on my family for the smallest things.  I know that a thousand dollars is a lot of money, but if you could spare just a few dollars, it would really, really help.  I know that if enough people give what they can, somehow, we can reach this goal.  I am sorry to have to ask for help, but at this point I have no choice. On the top left side of the blog, I have a widget for donations.  So, if you can, please help.

Thanks,
Renee