6 Months to Live; Help Me Make it Memorable

6 Months to Live; Help Me Make it Memorable

From Mary Ann Jackson

I need help creating lasting memories for my grandchildren & cherishing the time I have left w/ my children while living life to the fullest

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In February 2013, my doctor told me she'd try to help me live another 6 months.  I have Stage 4 Cancer and while I am fighting to live and praying to live longer than what my doctor says, I am accepting the possibility that I might not live past this summer.  I believe that God answers prayers and makes miracles happen, though I also know that God in control and it may be my time.  So I am going to spend each day like it's my last as much as possible. 

My daughters' contacted The Dream Foundation, a non-profit Make A Wish type organization, who helps adults with less than a year to live fulfill a final dream.  My dream is to have family vacation at the beach and take my grandchildren to meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. I am so sad that I won’t be able to see my grandchildren grow up.  I really want to make some lasting memories for them, so they can remember happy times with me when I am gone. The Dream Foundation isn't as big as Make A Wish so the resources they can provide are limited.  The Dream Foundation has been able to secure some Disneyland tickets for us and will give some toys to the kids.  Also, a close family friend bought plane tickets for us.  

We are asking everyone to please donate through this Fundly page to help with the cost of accommodations, car rental, food, gas, etc to make this family vacation happen. We are planning to go early May 2013.

For anyone that donates, the Dream Foundation will send you a letter with their Tax ID, so you can put this donation towards your charitable contributions for your Tax Returns.  Please be sure to provide your name and address when donating through this Fundly page so the Dream Foundation can give you an official donation letter.  (Donating through the Dream Foundation's website goes towards their stock of resources but will NOT contribute to our fundraising.)

We appreciate any support we can get, whether it's a few bucks, gift cards, gas cards, or well wishes.

If you'd like to send any donations by mail or for any questions please contact my daughter, Jackie 303 596-1574

Thank you so much!! Everyone has been so supportive, loving, and encouraging during this difficult time.


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