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Some explanation: when I moved out to live with my fiance, my mom’s life became much more difficult, as I used to pay full rent ($1000/mo) and part of the reason I moved out was so that my entire salary could go for the extensive dental work I needed done ($19,000+ worth, which I will continue to pay for the next two years, $800-ish per month.) I couldn’t help my mother anymore, and for a variety of reasons I can’t go into, she can’t currently leave her apartment to find a cheaper one. Some of the reasons are, this one is very close to her job, she can walk to it. Any place that was cheaper enough to make a difference would have to be very far from her job. Rent is costly anywhere here, and she can’t drive. That, among other reasons.
My mom is also stuck taking care of the two cats that we owned mutually. I could never separate them, and they keep her company with me leaving the house after us being together for 31 years. I help my mom with their upkeep with my commission money whenever I can. Usually what I can do is enough.
Unfortunately one of the kitties, 11 year old Shampoo, has been doing poorly enough that she needed a hospitalization yesterday. We still don’t know what is wrong with her. She has been throwing up, not eating, and just not acting herself. Yesterday she didn’t greet my mother at the door for the first time in her entire life, so my mom took her in, and she had to be hospitalized as she was severely dehydrated.
Here is the bill (the biggest number is just the deposit, the bill will be closer to $700+ as it says in the smaller number!):
And here is poor Shampoo on the way to the vet yesterday…
You all know I’ve been through some rough stuff, barely keeping a roof over my head, I never asked for a penny. I would have been ashamed to do such a thing. I am doing this for my mom because I can give her maybe $100 or so but then I’m tapped out. She cannot pay for this herself, but she’d skip meals to do whatever she can for Shampoo. Still, this is very overwhelming for her and I am at a loss, so I appeal to you, if you can donate anything, or spread the word on this, please, I beg you, any help you can give us, we would be so grateful. Please, please.
You can donate directly to my mom’s PayPal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP/SIGNAL BOOSTING YOU CAN DO!!
Hi hi! *waves* My name is Marina and I'm 31 years old. I live in Miami, Florida, where I make a living as a freelance illustrator. My life is all about reading, drawing and writing! I often take commissions so check my site for rates and samples. ^-^|
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