Bring Military Family Home to Visit Ailing Mom

Bring Military Family Home to Visit Ailing Mom

From Melissa Bleeker

Please help bring a young military family home from NC to MI to visit their mother who is dying from cancer. All funds will go toward their traveling expenses. Thank you for your support.

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Dear Friends, a sweet girl I went to high school with is stationed in North Carolina with her husband and two small children while her husband serves in the US military. Her mother, here in Michigan, has been battling cancer for many years and it appears her struggle is almost over and she will likely pass away very soon. If you are familiar at all with military pay you will know that there is not a lot of extra money lying around for unexpected expenses like visiting your sick mother in another state or flying home for her funeral. It breaks my heart to think that this young family (similar in many ways to my own) would have to worry about finances at a time like this. I would love for this daughter to be able to fly home to visit her mom before she passes away and/or certainly for all of them to be able to fly home for her funeral when the time comes without feeling guilty or worrying about traveling costs. All funds raised on this account will go directly towards expenses such as plane tickets, food while traveling, child care if needed, and general family bills that continue to incur while her husband will have to take unpaid leave for the funeral.

I have not been asked by the family to create this fundraiser, so for that reason I will be leaving them anonymous at this time. Some of you may know who they are and many of you will never know. Please know that either way your generosity will be deeply appreciated. We are grateful for even the smallest of donations. Please share this worthy cause with your friends and keep this family in your prayers during these difficult days. Thank you!

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